Category Archives: Brora

The Usquebaugh Society’s 24th birthday – part 2

The rest of the birthday party for the Usquebaugh Society continued in much the same way. Epic whiskies were tasted, dumb jokes were being made (something about booze, and 30 good guys in one room), and tasting notes were scribbled … Continue reading

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The Diageo Special Releases

My post is a bit late to the party, but I didn’t get around to it yesterday. In the mysterious of Diageo the list of Special Releases was announced yesterday, but not through their PR company (Cognis PR) or their … Continue reading

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My favourite events of 2013

Looking back at the almost gone year I remember quite a lot of whisky events. Not as many as some years ago when I visited so many festivals I couldn’t even remember them all, but the quality of each individual … Continue reading

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Brora 25, 1978 – 2004, 57% – SMWS

It’s been ages since I reviewed an SMWS bottling, but to be honest, it’s also been ages since I tried a really interesting one. This has nothing to do with a lack of interesting booze, but more an availability problem. … Continue reading

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Diageo’s Premium releases for 2013

Through the magic that happens at Facebook I saw a post from CognisNews on my timeline. Never heard of them, but they had the scoop on Diageo’s releases for 2013. Thanks should also go to WhiskyIntelligence.com. Here is a short … Continue reading

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Brora 26yo, 46% – Dun Bheagan

OOOH! Brora! That’s what I thought when I opened a package from the German-Dutch booze exchange that has been going on between me and Frank Lieck. Enough has been said about Brora, but this is a fairly young one. At … Continue reading

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Jaarlijkse Diageo whisky’s

Elk jaar brengt dranken concern Diageo half oktober hun jaarlijkse ‘premium’ whisky’s uit. Dit zijn over het algemeen een aantal flessen van distilleerderijen waar ze elk jaar wat van uitbrengen. Ook dit jaar zijn daar waarschijnlijk weer de ‘standaard’ flessen: … Continue reading

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