Category Archives: – Grain Whisky

Bad-ass Whisky Night #2 at De Whiskykoning

Last year I thought it was a good idea to organize a whisky tasting at Whiskyslijterij De Koning in Den Bosch. We already held an annual ‘winter whisky tasting’ there in November, with a line-up of six peated whiskies, focusing … Continue reading

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Invergordon 1973-2016, 43yo, 52.4% – Liquid Art with Beacon Spirits

A while ago I reviewed a German cherry brandy from Beacon Spirits. In that same batch of samples I got a 1973 Invergordon. A bottler suddenly bottling a 1973 Invergordon is no longer a surprise since there have been several … Continue reading

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Invergordon 1972-2016, 43yo, 49.8% – WhiskyNerds

Apparently a sizable batch of Invergordon casks has been released from the warehouses of Martin Armstrong. A while ago he released a few on his own WhiskyBroker label, and one was bottled for Whiskybase, for their database containing 70,000 whiskies. … Continue reading

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Invergordon 1972-2016, 43yo, 49.7% – Whiskybase (70,000 bottles)

Whiskybase made it a thing to release a new whisky under their own label at every 10k mark in their database. The 70,000th whisky was added a while ago and this whisky was bottled to celebrate that. What’s even better is … Continue reading

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Wrapping up the Advent Calendar from Drinks by the Dram

So, I stared well with that Advent Calendar blogging. Then the Blind Tasting Competition started and that took over. I tried blogging twice per day but that was just too time consuming. Catching up with a massive blog post and … Continue reading

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Whisky Advent Calendar, days 13 to 19…

So, I suddenly stopped blogging about the Whisky Advent Calendar from Drinks by the Dram / Master of Malt. This didn’t happen for nothing. I am also the editor-in-chief of our whisky club’s magazine, De Kiln. It’s a quarterly publication, … Continue reading

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Caledonian 1965, 40yo, 43.7% – Clan Denny

Clan Denny is currently the main supplier of old grain whisky, I think. There are some other brands (Sovereign comes to mind) but most whiskies from those are either less frequently released or less old. Not that grain whisky necessarily … Continue reading

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