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The samples

So, I tallied the samples I’ve got lying and I got to 110 samples of whisky. That’s specific because there’s eight more samples of new make and thirty samples of assorted booze. I already finished three of them over the … Continue reading

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Welcome in 2019

I’m not sure everyone saw it coming, but 2019 had been on the verge of being the year we live in since Christmas or so. How quickly these things go. Anyway, let’s do this 2019 thing! I’m not going to … Continue reading

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Inchmurrin 1996-2018, 51% – Malts of Scotland

I was just checking, but I’ve not reviewed an Inchmurrin since the triptych from the Whisky Nerds came out last year. I’ve had some in between and even guessed on right in a blind tasting I was at, a few … Continue reading

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1959 times two

This time around, Tom found another two ancient samples in his cupboard. That means we’re going back to ‘proper’ whisky, after the Loch Ewe shenanigans from last time!   The year 1959 has gotten so far out of sight, it … Continue reading

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Lagavulin 1997, 21yo, 56.6% – OB for Boris, Floris, Bram, Sebastian, Ronny, Rolf

I don’t know four of the six people mentioned in the title, but the other two (Bram and Floris) are the guys behind WhiskyNerds, and fellow Usquebaugh Society club members. What I also know is that they’ve bottled some amazing … Continue reading

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Aberlour 16, 1997-2013, 51.2% – Distillery Only

Somehow, Aberlour is not a distillery I get to try a lot of. There aren’t a lot of independent bottlers compared to some others, and their official range is quite static. A few age statements and their A’bunadh (an awesome … Continue reading

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Benrinnes 1995, 19yo, 52.9% – Signatory

Just a quick tasting note! Benrinnes is one the blending whiskies from Diageo, with the only official release being older Flora & Fauna releases, and the occasional Diageo Premium releases in autumn. This one is bottled by Signatory, which more … Continue reading

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