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Two French spirits, a young Fine and an old Armagnac

These French spirits seem on the up and up, on my blog. I know last year saw more French stuff reviewed than ever before. And although I already quite liked Armagnac, I never expected the depth and breadth of Cognac … Continue reading

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The best of 2021

Apart from looking back, using hindsight to evaluate what happened on a more generic level, there was of course a lot of booze last year. In The Netherlands bottle-shops are in the same legal category as supermarkets and other foodstuff … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 10, 1989-2000, Bourbon Barrel, 46% – Cadenhead

These Cadenhead bottlings are always interesting. Most of what I tried from this era was at cask strength, and they all shared a sort of ‘razor sharp’ profile, whether it was a Rosebank, a Bladnoch, or a Laphroaig. When I … Continue reading

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Glenburgie 23, 1989-2012, Bourbon Barrel, 54.8% – Chester Whisky & Liqueur Company

I like old(er) Glenburgie. The last couple of years there have been quite some 20-ish years old releases that were very good. Lots of fruity scents and flavors, on top of a gently malty backbone. Of course, those are all … Continue reading

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Braeval 30, 1989, Bourbon Hogshead, 50.4% – SMWS (113.34, Magically Mediterranean)

It’s been quite a while since an SMWS bottling crossed my path. I’ve not been a member since 2015 and even though they’re marketing nicely and I always get a bit giddy when I see the rather cool bottles, I … Continue reading

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Girvan 27, 1989-2017, Bourbon Barrel 167863, 51.4% – Càrn Mòr Celebration of the Cask

Let’s start with a disclaimer. I generally don’t care much for grain whisky. In most cases, especially in the last eight years or so, I consider it to be bottled too young. Before then, there were lots of really tasty … Continue reading

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Bunnahabhain 1989-2018, 28yo, 42% – King’s Court Whisky Society

This whisky, which is technically undisclosed and named as ‘From the northernmost distillery on Islay’ is, of course, a Bunnahabhain. The entire fact that it’s from the late eighties and unpeated made that clear without any further thought. I got … Continue reading

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Speyburn 1989-2013, 46% – Gordon & MacPhail

Speyburn. One of these rather unknown distilleries that’s not open to the general public, but who are trying to make headway with all kinds of cool Christmas marketing. At the end of 2017 I got one of those Christmas sweaters … Continue reading

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Strathisla 25, 1989, 56.1% – SMWS (58.15 – Gravitas in a Glass)

I think that virtually all whisky lovers I’ve ever met agree on the fact that old Strathisla is a great thing. Those sherry casks that were mainly bottled by Gordon & MacPhail with their retro labels are stunning drinks, with … Continue reading

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Clynelish 23, 24 and 24, all from Adelphi

A while ago I did a bottle share with three Clynelishes About every second post on this blog starts like that nowadays. And if it doesn’t start with it, there’s mention of some kind of share down the line. This … Continue reading

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