Category Archives: Undisclosed

Secret Highland Distillery 34, 1985-2019, Hogshead, 47% – The Whisky Agency

A few years ago when a whisky was from an undisclosed distillery, that generally meant the bottle was a bit cheaper than its named counterparts. That is far less true now, since people have come to realize that the whisky … Continue reading

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World Whisky Tasting: Ireland 2021, by De Whiskykoning

Contrary to regular years, in which I visited the shop in Den Bosch regularly for tastings, I now visit the shop semi-regularly to pick up tastings. As in, samples, for later tasting. I generally get a sample pack of each … Continue reading

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A Tennessee Distillery 13, 2003-2017, 50.7% – The Whisky Agency

And now a complete rarity. An undisclosed Tennessee whiskey isn’t too rare, of course, but one bottled by The Whisky Agency, at a decent age, for the Taiwanese market is. I got a sample of this from Whiskay.com and had … Continue reading

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Two new rums by The Duchess

The Duchess is at it again! Rather soon after the release of their Australian Beenleigh rum, just a little while ago, they’ve just released two new bottlings! This time, Hans Dillesse painted fish instead of hummingbirds, ducks or a platypus. … Continue reading

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An Orkney Distillery 21, 1998-2020, Hogshead 10, 52.6% – Archives

This secret Highland Park at a very decent age was bottled last year by the guys at Whiskybase. I even drove there to pick it up, if I recall correctly, which also happened to be the first time I ever … Continue reading

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A Highland Distillery 10yo, 2010-2020, Sherry Butt 2090, 54.8% – The Maltman

Where there always have been a lot of ‘secret Speyside’ releases over the last decades, there weren’t that many secret Highland version around. This has changed over the last couple of years with more and more distilleries not wanting their … Continue reading

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Family Silver, 1st Fill Oloroso Cask 4630, 44% – Cooper’s Choice

I bought a sizeable sample of this whisky upon being told this is Glenfarclas. Of course, with it being a blended malt, it’s most likely teaspooned, but there’s no guarantee it’s Glenfarclas. It could very well be, but where all … Continue reading

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Secret Islay 2007-2021, 14yo, Monbazillac Cask, 51.7% – Michiel Wigman, They Inspired II

Just to clear some things up, Monbazillac is a French dessert wine, a sweet wine not unlike Sauternes or Muscat. As proven by Caol Ila’s Distiller’s Edition, this works quite well, generally. This Secret Islay is truly secret, Michiel Wigman … Continue reading

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Secret Highland 12, 2007-2020, Hogshead, 47.8% – The Whisky Agency

As far as bottlers go, The Whisky Agency operates in the top layer of them. There’s some others up there, but not many. So, when a joint bottling with Heads & Tails came out, I got a little bit thrileld. … Continue reading

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Guest post: Taking a swing at the Laggan Mill (with Offerman)

When cleaning out some ‘flagged’ emails from my mailbox I realized I still have some unpublished stuff from Tom van Engelen, waiting for release on this wee blog. So, this time (or actually, last summer) Tom wrote some stuff about … Continue reading

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