Category Archives: Mortlach

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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Usquebaugh Society Regional Tasting Noord-Holland – January 2015

Every couple of months someone in the province of Noord-Holland organises the regional tasting for the Usquebaugh Society. They do this too in other areas of the country but not in the same way, where it is at someone’s home. … Continue reading

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The annual Bottom’s Up tasting at De Whiskykoning

This year I was invited again to join the Bottoms Up tasting in Den Bosch. Yesterday was the date and after a nicely long train journey I walked through my old home town to get to the shop just in time. … Continue reading

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My favorite whiskies of 2014

I started doing my end-of-year lists yesterday with the music one. I love doing that since it makes me reconsider what I’m listening to for a large part of every day, and everybody else does their lists first so I get … Continue reading

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Mortlach 1995-2013, 18yo, casks 4079+4780, 46% – Signatory

Mortlach. The distillery that might have gotten the most flack from the blogging community, and raving reviews from the more professional media outlets this year. Their newly released range is pricy but supposedly good. An easy Google query can get … Continue reading

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Mortlach 1986, 27yo, 58.2% – SMWS (Spiced Champurrado, 76.112)

I always wonder how they come up with the names on their bottles. Now, apparently, someone found notes of a chocolaty drink from Mexico in this dram and thought the name was apt. In this case, it’s actually something that … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition 3 – Mortlach 18yo, 55.2%, 1994-2012 – Malts of Scotland

Day three, on which I got another nice 40 points. For the age this time. I had that spot on. The distillery guess was another massive failure and a regrettable one. Why regrettable? At some point during yesterday I imagined … Continue reading

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