Tag Archives: 1997

De Whiskykoning’s Summer Whisky Tasting, 2020 edition

Rob Stevens, proprietor of Whiskyslijterij De Koning hosts four seasonally themed tastings each year. As in, there are four themes, but there are way more tastings. He can only fit 11 people in his tasting room, so there’s three tastings … Continue reading

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Springbank 22, 1997-2020, 55.4% – Private cask for HMMJ

Private casks are a bit more rare these days, than they were a decade or so ago. This is in part because it’s much harder to purchase casks from Springbank, and in part because Springbank started buying casks back year … Continue reading

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Glenrothes 1997-2016, 53.5% – WhiskyBroker (for Van Zuylen)

The Van Zuylen bit is between brackets in the title since this whisky came out as a shop bottling for Van Zuylen AND a regular bottling from WhiskyBroker. It seems they split the cask since it’s the same cask number … Continue reading

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Benrinnes 19, 1997, 57.5% – Pot Still Edition

I’ve managed to find a whisky that’s been out, but is not very clearly available on Whiskybase. At least, I’ve not been able to find it. Let’s add it in a minute. Anyway, I managed to get my hands on … Continue reading

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Glenrothes 1997-2017, 19yo, 58.5% – The Single Cask

This bottler suddenly showed up on my radar when I was randomly browsing Master of Malt. Like I needed to find something to spend money on… Anyway, I tried doing a bottle-share with it, but that didn’t get any traction. … Continue reading

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Tomatin 1997-2014, 51% – The Whisky Agency / Liquid Library

When this came out I was planning a trip to Scotland with a couple of friends for the end of 2015. Also, Tomatin was suddenly widely available with some really good bottlings, so I decided to pick one up. What … Continue reading

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Clynelish 1997-2014, 17yo, 52.5% – The Whisky Cask for Dutch Whisky Society

Clynelish from 1997! Somehow that’s an epic year for Clynelish. Unfortunately I don’t know why it is that some years work so very well for some distilleries (1997 for Clynelish, 1995 for Bowmore, 1981 for Lochside, 1978 for Port Ellen, … Continue reading

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Lagavulin 1997, 21yo, 56.6% – OB for Boris, Floris, Bram, Sebastian, Ronny, Rolf

I don’t know four of the six people mentioned in the title, but the other two (Bram and Floris) are the guys behind WhiskyNerds, and fellow Usquebaugh Society club members. What I also know is that they’ve bottled some amazing … Continue reading

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Aberlour 16, 1997-2013, 51.2% – Distillery Only

Somehow, Aberlour is not a distillery I get to try a lot of. There aren’t a lot of independent bottlers compared to some others, and their official range is quite static. A few age statements and their A’bunadh (an awesome … Continue reading

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3 Arrans by Highland Titles

Highland Titles is a foundation selling tiny plots of land as a souvenir, a bit like the Friends of Laphroaig plots. However, where the Friends of Laphroaig are more a gimmick, the idea behind Highland Titles is to combine all … Continue reading

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