Category Archives: – Rye Whiskey

De Whiskykoning’s American Whiskey Tasting, 2020 edition

Every year there are lots of thematic tastings at Whiskyslijterij De Koning. I always try to participate in some, but it’s a logistical nightmare to get back home later at night. Sometimes the trip back takes three hours with lots … Continue reading

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Burnt Ends, Blended Whisk(e)y, 45%

I managed to get a sample of this through NR, who I used to be in a whisky club with, some years ago. So thanks where thanks is due! This thing is called Burnt Ends to tie in with the … Continue reading

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Willett XCF 1.0, Curacao Casks, 51.7%

Whisk(e)y is a rather static product. At the moment the marketing departments of every distillery keep blabbering on about innovation, but in the end, there is none. They do the same thing they did a hundred years ago, but by … Continue reading

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Willett 2yo, Small Batch, 55.9%

There’s two main distinctions with the Willett whiskeys: The stuff they distilled, and the stuff the bought and blended. The older ones are all bought casks from other distilleries, and these ‘Family Estate Small Batch Rye’ are from casks they … Continue reading

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Willett 8yo, Cask 1408, 58.8%

Willett is one of those American whiskey projects that blends products from elsewhere while they build their distillery. The big difference is that Willett has been around for ages and gathered lots of fame with their very old rye whiskeys … Continue reading

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4x Reservoir Distillery, by That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Reservoir Distillery is one of the thousands of micro distilleries that have popped up in the United States over the last decade or so. A lot of them are forgettable at best, but some of them are doing some very … Continue reading

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Bad-ass Whisky Night #2 at De Whiskykoning

Last year I thought it was a good idea to organize a whisky tasting at Whiskyslijterij De Koning in Den Bosch. We already held an annual ‘winter whisky tasting’ there in November, with a line-up of six peated whiskies, focusing … Continue reading

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Willett, Family Estate Bottled Single Barrel Rye, cask 124, 58.7%

I have no idea why exactly, but I really love Willett. They used to release heaps of old rye whiskies, but those stocks seem to have depleted. Since a couple of years they’ve been distilling their own whiskey. Before that … Continue reading

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Zuidam Millstone 2009, 7yo, Rye, 52.7% – OB for The Whisky Exchange

The Whisky Exchange have a knack for finding some good casks in distilleries that aren’t that common to find in shops like The Whisky Exchange. They seem to have a preference for Zuidam’s Millstone too, since this is already the … Continue reading

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Waldviertler Pure Rye Malt, 41%

I think I have begun most of my recent post with ‘So, …’, which means I have to diversify. Also in terms of what I’m reviewing, and in this case it’s an Austrian rye malt of undisclosed age. It’s probably … Continue reading

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