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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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Invergordon 44, 1974-2018, 51.6% – The Whisky Show Exclusive (Future Future)

After the Past Future, and the Present Future, we get to the last part of the triptych. The future, as the guys at The Whisky Show’s organisation expect the future to be in the future. I’m once again very close … Continue reading

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Glen Grant 2002, 12 years old, 59.9% – SMWS (9.100)

Sometimes you come across a sample in your sample collection that you can’t remember buying. When you find out it’s a 12 year old Glen Grant at almost 60%, you honestly can’t think why you ever spent money on it. … Continue reading

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Dutch Whisky Festival 2018

In twelve days the inaugural edition of Dutch Whisky Festival will take place. A couple of whisky buddies of mine (Jeroen Koetsier and Arno Borsboom, with help from Michiel Wigman) are organizing it in Arnhem with the festival focusing on … Continue reading

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