Tag Archives: 2005

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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Arran 15, 2005-2021, Bourbon Barrel 800411, 55.2% – 12 Barrels

12 Barrels, as said in previous posts, is not really a bottler. It’s a group of friends who’ve decided to buy some casks of whisky (12, by my guess…) and bottle that for themselves. Of course, you end up with … Continue reading

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Heaven Hill 2005-2015, Bourbon Barrel MoS15042, 52.1% – Malts of Scotland

I always thing it’s funny when a brand like ‘Malts of Scotland’ releases a whisky that’s neither a malt, nor from Scotland. Of course, with all the Irish stuff and American releases that are coming out from bottlers, this happens … 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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Orkney Island 2005-2020, 14yo, 59.7% – Berry Bros & Rudd for Whiskybase

Of course this is Highland Park. All of the ‘undisclosed’ Orkney whiskies are Highland Park. This one was released sometime during the end of last year and I scored a bottle for bottle-sharing. I ended up with some 10cl for … Continue reading

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Lichtburg, 15 year old Single Malt Irish Whiskey, 2005-2020, Armagnac Cask 2003, 57.5% – Rolf Kaspar

Of course, this an independent Irish whiskey without it stating from which distillery it comes. There’s a bit too much other information on the label though. It’s called Lichtburg for some arbitrary reason. It’s also labeled both as ‘Marika Single … Continue reading

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Glenmorangie 15, 2005-2020, 58.1% – SMWS 125.77 (Graceful Elegance)

I’m not entirely sure how gracefully elegant a 58.1% whisky will be, especially not as a first dram, but let’s give it a go. It’s been a while since I had an SMWS bottling, and I didn’t doubt long to … Continue reading

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Longmorn 15, 2005-2020, Butt 18074, 50.9% – Michiel Wigman

The sixth and final bottling of Michiel Wigman’s ‘They Inspired’ series is a 15 year old Longmorn. Initially this reminded me and some others of the black coloured Longmorn North Start Spirits bottled a while ago and that scared some … Continue reading

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Loch Lomond 13, 2005-2018, 50% – Whiskybroker

This heavily peated Loch Lomond was bottled by Whiskybroker.co.uk in 2018, and if it was an official bottling this would have been called Croftengea, Inchmoan or Inchfad, since that’s how they brand their heavily peated whiskies normally. Because this is … Continue reading

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Croftengea 15, 2005-2020, 49.3% – Michiel Wigman

Michiel Wigman, for those of you that don’t know the man, is a very famous Dutch whisky collector. He’s been one of the founders of ‘Dutch Whisky Connection‘ and is lovingly known as ‘Mr. Springbank’ to whisky fanatics across the … Continue reading

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