Tag Archives: 2006

BTC #15 to #18: Old Pulteney, Speyside, Bowmore and Strathisla

Right, again, some catching up to do. Of course this happens in the home stretch of the Blind Tasting Competition. This last period of the competition is also lovingly known as ‘I no longer really care about it since I … Continue reading

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Two young Bunnahabhains, peated vs. unpeated

Like yesterday’s duo of Caol Ila whiskies, today we’re trying two Bunnahabhains. Yesterday the comparison was in the differring alcohol percentages, today those are the same, but one whisky is peated, while the other one is more to the traditional … Continue reading

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Tomatin 2006-2016, 10yo, 1st Fill Oloroso Butt, 54.5% – OB for NL

While a couple of years ago Tomatin was not a much seen distillery on the shelves of Dutch booze retailers, that has since been remedied with at least a few casks bottled for The Netherlands. Another one than this was … Continue reading

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Tomatin 9yo, 2006-2015, Virgin Oak, 60% – Handbottled at the Distillery

When I visited Tomatin in a snowy November last year, with some mates, we had a great tour and did an extensive tasting of all Handfills available at the moment. This is a good thing because the things aren’t cheap … Continue reading

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Benromach 2006-2015, 61.8% – Handfilled at the Distillery

When I was at the distillery in November last year, there was a bourbon cask available for hand filling. This is not that cask. This is the (comparable) cask available at the distillery at the beginning of 2015. The handfilled … Continue reading

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Craigellachie 2006-2015, 9yo, 64.6% – Hielander Whisky Festival 2016

This year saw the sixth edition of the Hielander Whisky Festival. A nice festival that I’ve managed to go to every year, and I hope to keep that up for a while. Apart from being in a nice and spacious … Continue reading

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Two new youngsters from Gordon & MacPhail: Glenrothes 8yo (MacPhail’s Collection) and Macallan 2006 Speymalt

Last week a sort-of surprise package arrived from Elgin containing two wee samples of Glenrothes and Macallan. Both quite young at eight and nine years old. I was quite lucky there was anything in the package at all, since the … Continue reading

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