Tag Archives: 2006

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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A threesome of GlenAllachie, bottled for Europe

Back in the day when the United Kingdom was still part of Europe, these three GlenAllachies were released. I didn’t really notice them until they didn’t sell ridiculously well and they were slightly discounted. Of course, a bottle-share followed suit, … Continue reading

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Watt Whisky, the second wave

I’ve not really kept track of it, but as far as I am aware, the following five whiskies were the second batch of bottlings that were made available recently. An easy check of their website says the following whiskies are … Continue reading

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Kilkerran 11, 2006-2017, Rum Barrel, 57.7% – Cadenhead’s Warehouse Tasting

Another find in the sample stash. I started writing these tasting notes a bit apprehensive. Over the years there have been quite some Kilkerrans that I didn’t enjoy much. In my opinion it ranks just above Hazelburn as a brand. … Continue reading

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Linkwood 13, 2006-2020, 58.4% – Signatory Vintage

I think this was the first Linkwood in my collection, ever. It’s a recent release that came out a month or two ago, when the lockdown was just in place and my passion for whisky was rekindling. I might blog … Continue reading

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Kilchoman 12, 2006-2019, 50.8% – OB for 12Barrels

Me and Kilchoman don’t match. There’s no good reason for that, but it’s just the case. It’s weird, since I’ve looked back and found a dozen or so reviews of Kilchoman on my blog. All of them (except for that … Continue reading

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Willett XCF 1.0, Curacao Casks, 51.7%

Whisk(e)y is a rather static product. At the moment the marketing departments of every distillery keep blabbering on about innovation, but in the end, there is none. They do the same thing they did a hundred years ago, but by … Continue reading

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