Tag Archives: 2003

Bowmore 17, 2003-2021, Barrel 81, 57.8% – The Single Malts of Scotland

Some distilleries have great years (Caperdonich 1972, BenRiach 1976, Port Ellen 1978, Clynelish 1995, and so on). However, very few distilleries have bad years. For example, Bowmore is pretty shit if it was distilled in the 1980s, generally. An overwhelming … Continue reading

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The best of 2021, part deux

Apart from last week’s post on what whiskies were strictly the best according to my rating, there are two lists that I still want to get out there. The first is the ‘not best but very impressive otherwise’ whiskies, and … 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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World Whisky Tasting: Ireland 2021, by De Whiskykoning

Contrary to regular years, in which I visited the shop in Den Bosch regularly for tastings, I now visit the shop semi-regularly to pick up tastings. As in, samples, for later tasting. I generally get a sample pack of each … Continue reading

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A Tennessee Distillery 13, 2003-2017, 50.7% – The Whisky Agency

And now a complete rarity. An undisclosed Tennessee whiskey isn’t too rare, of course, but one bottled by The Whisky Agency, at a decent age, for the Taiwanese market is. I got a sample of this from Whiskay.com and had … Continue reading

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Two rums by The Duchess: Worthy Park (Jamaica) and Diamond (Guyana)

I’ve had these samples for a while but for some reason sitting down and reviewing them hadn’t happened yet. A shame, but let’s do a bit of catch-up! Diamond Distillery 17yo, 2003-2020, 59.3% – The Duchess (Hummingbirds) A little bit … Continue reading

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Bruichladdich 2003-2017, 14yo, Bourbon Barrel MoS 17015, 56.8% – Malts of Scotland

I’m not alone in this, although there are many who aren’t exactly agreeing with me too. I generally really love Bruichladdich with a bit of age, from a bourbon cask. I know I can count on a lot of nodding … Continue reading

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Bruichladdich 16, 2003-2020, 51.7% – Malts of Scotland

Over the years I have developed a soft spot for Bruichladdich. Especially ‘normal’ Bruichladdich. Normal Bruichladdich without the heaps of peat from Octomore and, to a lesser extent, Port Charlotte. Normal Bruichladdich without the exponential amount of weird casks used … 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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Springbank 12, Burgundy Cask, 53.5%

We’re venturing into dangerous territory. Y’all know I absolutely worship Springbank for more or less everything they do. However, every now and the a wine cask release pops up and it’s getting sketchy. Mostly, because in general wine cask usage … Continue reading

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