Tag Archives: 2006

Springbank 11, 2006-2018, Fresh Sherry Hogshead, 59.6%

And now for one of the most useless reviews ever… This is one of those obscure Cage bottlings from Springbank, where you can get a one-off in their shop, and it will never see its likeness again. The full information … Continue reading

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Tomatin 12, 2006-2019, Oloroso cask 2842, 58.5% – Distillery Exclusive

My friend Tom, who goes by Tomatin on any media that is whisky focused, did a wee bottle share of this a while ago. A Tomatin that worked really well for him up to a level that he wants a … 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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2 Brand New Cognacs: KIRSCH

Last week there was an unexpected delivery of some Cognacs. A personalized letter came with it, but no sender was stated. I had to do a tiny bit of digging in my ‘network’ to find out it came from Kirsch … Continue reading

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Old Pulteney 12, 2006-2019, Bourbon Cask, 46% – Travel Retail Exclusive

Of course, ‘exclusive’ can be taken with quite a load of salt. Back in early 2020 when Corona first became a thing in the west, I started hosting tasting for friends through all kinds of online channels. The ‘Stay The … Continue reading

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Secret Highland 14yo, 2006-2020, Refill Sherry Hogshead 65, 53.2% – Whisky-Doris

I have a bit of a soft spot for pretty labels. Especially these Art Nouveau, absinthe style labels are things that always peak my interest. Luckily, I’ve tried enough whisky to not just go blindly by said label, but when … Continue reading

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Deanston 12, 2006-2019, Fino Cask 1608, 55%

Everytime when a whisky matured, or in this case finished, in a Fino Sherry cask pops up, my interest peaks. Apart from actually liking Fino Sherry, I find it imparts great flavors on whiskies through the reuse of the oak. … Continue reading

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Royal Brackla 13, 2006-2020, Sherry Hogshead 20-1301, 51.7% – Valinch & Mallet

I don’t try many Royal Bracklas, for some reason. Even though they seem to be getting a bit more regular from independent bottlers. And then this one recently showed up in the bag of a whisky buddy. Of course, a … 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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Craigellachie 2006-2021, Barrel 900942, 60.4% – Whisky Center (Ignatius I)

A couple of weeks ago Dirk Jan Keijser of Whisky Center kindly sent me some samples from a tasting pack he’s selling with Versaille Dranken in Nijmegen, if I’m not mistaken. It contained some Glenfiddichs which I still have to … Continue reading

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