Tag Archives: 1996

Caperdonich 17 ‘Dunes An Oir’, 1996-2013, Bourbon Hogshead 13025, 58.6% – Malts of Scotland for Van Zuylen

While this just might be the last bottle of ‘Caper’, it unfortunately is not one of the legendary 1972 vintages. For quite a long time the nineties bottlings of Caperdonicht weren’t overly popular, but with popularity soaring and stocks dwindling, … Continue reading

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Burnside 25, 1996-2021, Hogshead 2176, 54.7% – Archives

And not just any Archives, but a bottling for the Canadian market. It’s not labeled with a Samoan fish, which seems to be the main go-to style. This one has a British dragonfly on the label. Burnside then. This isn’t … 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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Glenrothes 22, 1996-2018, Bourbon Hogshead, 50.5% – Cadenhead’s Whisky Market Cologne

My whisky buddy RvB sometimes tours with his band, and when he does, he visits Cadenhead shops across Europe. Generally, that results in a bottle-share or two. This bottle is one of such shares, if I remember correctly. And, with … Continue reading

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“Ord Over 16”, Glen Ord, 16, 1998-2014, 42.5% – Dornoch Castle

Based on the label I was going for ‘That Boutique-u Whisky Company’, and based on the Dornoch / Thompson brothers I was going for that. Neither seems to hold any water and this is categorized as a random bottler on … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 24, 1996-2021, Hogshead 1408, 45.6% – Wu Dram Clan

It took some doing and the sample that Wu Dram Clan sent me has now seen more of Europe than I have in the last decade, but eventually it arrived home. Of course, it was a rather highly anticipated whisky, … Continue reading

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Springbank 23, 1996-2020, Fresh Sherry Hogshead 108, 47.3% – Private Bottling

Springbank of this age is getting expensive. While that is a well known fact nowadays, it seems that getting stuff like this for around € 400 is the best you can do, and there are quite some expressions (and therefore … Continue reading

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Glentauchers 23, 1996-2019, Barrel 3969, 51.9% – Whiskydudes

It’s one of those rare bottlings with a million sub-labels. This one is from the ‘Playful Proverbs’ series. It’s labeled ‘Do Not Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth’. It’s bottled for the 10th anniversary of Het Whisky Forum, by … Continue reading

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Clynelish 24, 1996-2020, Bourbon Hogshead WN001, 54.9% – WhiskyNerds

There’s a couple of these newish bottlers out there that are going for quality instead of quantity. Of course, officially they all go for quality, but I think y’all know what I mean when I say this. Most of them … Continue reading

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Arran 22, 1996-2019, Sherry Hogshead 624, 54.5% – OB for Independent Whisky Bars of Scotland

A second whisky from the advent calendar from Fiddler’s in Drumnadrochit. So far I’ve reviewed only one, but tried the first nine drams and if there is going to be a calendar this year, I’m getting it. The whisky’s are … Continue reading

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