Tag Archives: 1973

Speyside Region Blended Malt, 1973, 43yo, 47.4% – The Whisky Agency for The Whisky Exchange

Of course, I’m far too late in reviewing this sample that was sent to me by The Whisky Exchange. However, I very much doubt the bottles lasted a second longer because of it. A blended malt from the early seventies, … Continue reading

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De Whiskykoning’s Bottoms Up 2019

As is tradition for Rob Stevens of De Whiskykoning, he hosted his annual Bottoms Up tasting yesterday. The second Sunday in January is an afternoon to be reckoned with, and this year was no different from before. Of course, it’s … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? Double casking…

My friend Tom van Engelen has written another one of his posts comparing whiskies that should never be compared. Does a name really influence your experience of a whisky? I am not well acquainted with all those Viking expressions from Highland … Continue reading

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Whiskies of the year: Runners up

I published the post with my whisky of the year last Monday. Generally I do the runners up first, or all in one post or so, but in this case it was a brand new whisky that I had not … Continue reading

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Whisky of the Year: Speyside 1973-2017, 44yo, 49.4% – Archives

Just before Christmas I got a surprise package from the mailman, containing a sample of Whiskybase’s newest release. Following their earlier 1973 releases which sold out more or less instantly, they made another one available. By now it’s a year … Continue reading

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Three new Speysides from Archives

Last week the guys from WhiskyBase released five new bottlings in their Archives series. Three ‘Speysides’ from 1973, 1973 and 1998, and a Glentauchers and Glen Keith, respectively from 1996 and 1992. The first two are in a new series, … Continue reading

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Craigduff 1973-2005, 32yo, 53.9%- Signatory

Craigduff is a bit of a weird one. There is no such distillery and calling it a proper ‘brand’ is a stretch of the imagination too. It’s a peated Speyside whisky from Chivas Brothers, but I find sources stating it … Continue reading

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