Category Archives: – Blended Malt

Berry Brothers and Rudd’s Sherry Cask

Yet again, Tom van Engelen climbs his pen, as we say in The Netherlands. This time he tries a sherry cask from Berry’s and a 1968 Glen Garioch. Talk about old whisky… A sherry cask matured whisky can be a … Continue reading

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More bottle shares

The whisky season is hitting the ground running with some really interesting releases. Of course, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t want to try a lot of them, so there’s about to be a lot of bottle shares happening … Continue reading

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The sixth annual Blog Birthday Bash

This here blog has been around for six years already. The actual date was August third, but that passed rather eventless. However, last Saturday was the annual barbecue-and-booze celebration. I made the fairly predictable huge hunks of pork again, although … Continue reading

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Two Scallywags, 46% and 54.1%

Last week the guys at Douglas Laing organized a Facebook Live event, in which they broadcasted a guided tasting of some of their range. Fred Laing and Jan Beckers talked us through five drams in a rapid fire session, it … Continue reading

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New Compass Box releases

While this might not be the biggest news to a lot of you, I find it hugely interesting. Compass Box has long been on my radar, but somehow, two years ago The General slipped by me. I only got my eye … Continue reading

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Bad ass whisky tasting at De Whiskykoning

Last Friday was the day I booked a tasting at my favorite whisky shop. We went to Den Bosch, to De Whiskykoning (who has a new web site, by the way) with some friends for the bad ass whisky tasting. … Continue reading

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MacPhail’s 2000, 40% – Gordon & MacPhail

This was part of a bottle share a fellow Dutch sharer did a while ago. It was all a bit of a strange one since he got this, I think, in auction. But since this is an old ceramic jug … Continue reading

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