Tag Archives: 2006

Jura ‘Two-One-Two’ 13, 2006-2019, American White Oak Barrels, 47.5%

It’s not often that I try whisky from the Isle of Jura (distillery). From the early onset of my whisky fanaticism I’ve not held much love for Jura. In some cases I figured I had to get over that and … Continue reading

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7 Springbank Local Barleys

When on holiday in France, several weeks ago, I was having a quiet afternoon. It was about 35 degrees (C, obviously), the kids and my wife were at the camping’s swimming pool. I decided it was a good time to … Continue reading

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A Speyside Distillery 16, 2006-2022, Sherry finish, 52.1% – Thompson Brothers

With the Thompson Brothers opening up a bottle shop in Dornoch, I am really hoping things pan out and I am able to visit the place at the end of October. A small trip to that part of Scotland is … Continue reading

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Secret Orkney 16, 2006-2022, Bourbon Hogshead, 48.2% – Wu Dram Clan

I am very bad at reading things in time. Or reviewing things in time, but that’s another discussion. I knew this bottle was coming out due to the Wu Dram Clan making some noise about it on Social Media. Of … Continue reading

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Teeling 15, 2006-2022, Amburana Hardwood Cask 6210, 57.8% – OB for The Duchess

When this came out the thing I first did was look up what the rulings and regulations for Irish Whiskey are. Amburana is, as you might have guessed, not oak. It’s a Brazilian kind of hardwood not often used for … Continue reading

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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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