Category Archives: – Japanese Whisky

Eigashima 5yo, Kiri Cask, 58% – OB for Gaia Flow

I had to look up what kind of Cask a Kiri cask is, but it turns out to be a Japanese white wine cask. This whisky was finished in that for two years, after maturing for the first three years … Continue reading

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White Oak 5yo, Single Sherry Cask 5117, 50%

When I sold my last bottle of Hanyu a while ago I agreed upon a partial trade as well as moneys. Luckily, when I went to drop off the bottle BP just got a lot of new Japanese whiskies in. … Continue reading

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Nikka Yoichi 20 years old, 52%

I’ve reviewed this whisky in the past when I went to a tasting of a bunch of Japanese whiskies at De Whiskykoning. Then I found some interesting notes, but I thought it was time for a do over. Also, I … Continue reading

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Yamazaki Limited Edition 2015, 43%

As part of a deal for a bottle I recently sold I could come over the guy who bought it and pick some samples. He’s very focused on Japanese whisky and therefore has some contacts in the land of the … Continue reading

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Photo bombing: The Usquebaugh Society’s 25th Anniversary party

I generally only take pictures of the drams I’m having, and yesterday afternoon was no exception. The pictures and impressions of the event itself are on Facebook in a lot of different posts by a lot of different people. Here’s … Continue reading

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Yamazaki 1993-2008, 15yo, 62%, Heavily Peated

This single cask from Yamazaki stood there, on The Whisky Exchange’s website in 2008, staring me in the eye. You know, back in the day where a hundred bucks could buy you good Japanese whisky, from all over the spectrum. … Continue reading

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Nikka Miyagikyo 1989-2007, 18yo, 60%, single cask #105419

It’s been a while since I did a new review and that’s because two of my wisdom teeth were pulled last week. Alcohol wasn’t a really good idea with the painkillers I got and somehow even without the pain medication … Continue reading

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Heelslaying, or bottle ends in March

When the year started I announced how much smaller my collection had to be by the end of the year. Then, as more people were planning such escapades there was a twitter hashtag with updates on emptied bottles. I posted … Continue reading

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Mars Komagatake, The Revival 2011, 58%

With a name and age like this you would be inclined to think this is some joke from Glenglassaugh. Or maybe GlenDronach, but then it would have to be older. Five times older to be precise. This sample was a … Continue reading

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Hielander Whisky Festival 2015

I realized a while ago that this 5th edition of the Hielander Whisky Festival is also the fifth time I’m there. So so far I didn’t miss a single one. I think this is something to keep up. This year, … Continue reading

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