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Maltstock – Speciality Drinks with Billy Abbott

The first masterclass of the festival and according to everyone traditionally late. Being approximately half an hour late the Speciality Drinks mastertclass began. There were five drams in front of me from their line so all was ready to go. … Continue reading

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The Six Ambassadors Tasting

Last Thursday I participated in an online tasting based around six whisky ambassadors from the Netherlands. Each of them ‘brought a bottle’ and shared that with the audience. The six whiskies will be reviewed below, with a bit of a … Continue reading

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Bourbon Whiskey #1, 24yo, 48% – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Boutique-y Whisky Company (TBWC) is a bit of a weird one. I’m very much all for them, as a skeptic. When their first reveal happened at Maltstock there were some serious issues with the whiskies, which were only solved … Continue reading

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Irish Single Malt, 1991-2015, 54.6% – Daily Dram

Around 2015 there was a massive hype around older Irish single malts, twenty-ish years old for most of them, that has since more or less subsided. All of them were of unknown provenance, although with them being distilled around 1990 … Continue reading

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Imperial 1995-2013, 17yo, 51.2% – Creative Whisky Co., Tony Koehl Series

The Tony Koehl Series is a short series (four bottlings, if I’m not mistaken) by David Stirk, when he still owned The Creative Whisky Company. He doesn’t anymore since last year. I don’t know what happened with it, but when … Continue reading

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Ballechin 2003, 15yo, 55% – OB for TWE

Yet another The Whisky Exchange exclusive bottling which I review from a sample provided by them. I’ve been given this and another one during Billy’s trip to Maltstock, which I sadly couldn’t visit myself. However, there was time for beers … Continue reading

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Jura One and All, 21yo, 51%

Let’s get this out: I generally think of Jura as my second least favorite distillery in Scotland. The number one spot is taken by Abhainn Dearg. Somehow, I decided to give them another chance two years ago when this one … Continue reading

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Burnside 1991-2018, 26yo, 46.7% – Cadenhead’s

As I sit here reviewing this almost-single-malt I think about how clever this ploy of the whisky industry actually is. William Grants, the owners of Balvenie Distillery don’t want their distillery’s name on a bottle, so they teaspoon it with … Continue reading

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Chichibu IPA cask, 2017 edition, 57.5%

I have very limited experience with IPA cask whiskies. Mostly because there aren’t many around. And, honestly, if Glenfiddich’s version is anything to go by, that’s not a bad thing. I tried a sip of this whisky at Maltstock last … Continue reading

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Tamdhu 2007-2017, 10yo, 55.4% – Creative Whisky Company for Drinks & Gifts

This cask was bottled for my local bottle-shop last year. I had to check, but it was bottled for the 10th anniversary of the shop. Since their inception they’ve gone from a tiny cornershop to a much larger and more … Continue reading

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