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Glenfarclas 21, 47.9% – OB for the Independent Whisky Bars of Scotland

… And as far as my experience with those bars goes, that means Fiddlers’ in Drumnadrochit. I bought this last June when I was there with one of my best friends, JPH. We spent the night there, while drinking too … Continue reading

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Highland Park 15, 2003-2019, 58.2% – Wu Dram Clan

So, Highland Park seems to have found their spot with single cask releases! A few years ago everybody was releasing ‘an Orkney whisky’, and now we’re getting Official Bottlings for chains of stores, single stores, clubs, whisky bars and whatnot. … Continue reading

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Tomatin 7yo, 2011-2018, 59.6% – 12 Barrels

12 Barrels is a ‘bottler’ from The Netherlands. Apart from the fact that they’ve bottled some casks, they’re more like a club of friends who happen to own a couple of casks than anything else. Anyway, last year they released … Continue reading

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Inchgower 1982-2011, 29yo, 54.6% – Duncan Taylor

Ah, Inchgower 1982. A whisky that got popular because a lot of it tastes like Clynelish from the same era. At least, in my circles that’s what it’s famous for. It is also why I bought this bottle a year … Continue reading

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Glenrothes 1997-2016, 53.5% – WhiskyBroker (for Van Zuylen)

The Van Zuylen bit is between brackets in the title since this whisky came out as a shop bottling for Van Zuylen AND a regular bottling from WhiskyBroker. It seems they split the cask since it’s the same cask number … Continue reading

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Ardbeg 1993-2003, 52.9% – Spirit of Scotland for Potstill Vienna

Yet another random sample I found on my shelf. Ardbeg 1993 caught my eye since that’s a vintage that’s becoming insanely expensive nowadays. Of course, the label was lacking any other information, so I had absolutely no clue to the … Continue reading

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Spring cleaning, 2019 edition

Every year there’s a period in which I get a bit itchy to downsize more or less every part of my life that’s consuming an out-of-proportion amount of time, effort and/or money. Bottles Generally I try to supress that itch … Continue reading

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