Category Archives: – World Whisky

Kyrö Distillery, a triptych

Imagine a bunch of sweaty, middle-aged men sitting in a sauna with a dram. I am not one for saunas, but I can imagine the banter happening, and the idea of making ones own whisky isn’t too far fetched. To … Continue reading

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2 Kavalan from sherry casks

If you like heavily sherry’d whiskies and are willing to shell out at least a little bit, you probably are familiar with Kavalan. A Taiwanese distillery whose whiskies have won every award there is to win, unless it’s region specific … Continue reading

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The Nordic Casks #1, Berry Bros. & Rudd

A little while ago, ‘The Nordic Casks’ were released by London bottler Berry Bros. & Rudd. The Nordic Casks is a set of four different whiskies from, you’d never guess, the Nordics. Single cask bottlings from a distillery in Norway, … Continue reading

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Nantou Omar, Sherry Cask, 46%

A few years ago I tried both the Omar Sherry Cask and the Bourbon Cask at a whisky festival and I remember being positively surprised by them. So when this one popped up in a random webshop-browsing-session I decided to … Continue reading

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On new whisky, and Chateau du Breuil

Chateau du Breuil is a rather well known distiller of Calvados. They’re known for their iconic bottles, but also for adding some pear to the apple brandy. A few years ago they made their foray into distilling whisky. I completely … Continue reading

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Paul John 5yo, Summer 2017, 57.4% – Cadenhead

Paul John (not Ringo George) is one of those weird distilleries that somehow don’t really resonate with me. Which is increasingly rare since I think about what I tried from them. None of the whiskies have been bad, most have … Continue reading

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Milk & Honey 1yo Pomegranate Wine Cask, 55%

Sooooo. Pomegranate wine… Until SJ gave me the rest of his sample of this, I didn’t even know that was a thing. Of course that also made me unaware of it’s casks being used to finish whisky spirit in. Of … Continue reading

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Kavalan Solist 2010-2016, B101217032A, 58.6%

Ah, who doesn’t remember B101217032A? It’s one of those iconic cask numbers that makes most whisky lovers drool. But no, it doesn’t really resonate, these eleven characters which most likely only mean something to the distillery’s barcode scanner. It also … 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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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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