Tag Archives: 2007

Dailuaine 12, 2007, Bourbon Barrel 41.128, 58.4% – SMWS (Perverse Pineapples)

So, I got a sample of this one based on the positive reviews it was getting on Whiskybase, by some of the people who were offering samples in my wee bottle-share group. Something-something pineapples also helped, since that’s something I … Continue reading

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Two French spirits, a young Fine and an old Armagnac

These French spirits seem on the up and up, on my blog. I know last year saw more French stuff reviewed than ever before. And although I already quite liked Armagnac, I never expected the depth and breadth of Cognac … Continue reading

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Strathisla 13 and Miltonduff 13 for Van Wees

Van Wees, a very well known bottle-shop and importer of various kinds of booze celebrates their 100th anniversary. Officially that happened last year but the plague got in the way of timely celebrations. So, last week they released their anniversary … Continue reading

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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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Best of Wines’ Blind Tasting Competition #4

The last leg of the Blind Tasting Competition, or maybe the last tripod, since there’s another three reviews below. In this batch there are two bottlings I had before, but only one of them I recognized. That made up for … Continue reading

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Bruichladdich 11, 2007-2019, Cask 3355, 63.8% – 12 Barrels

12 Barrels is not really a bottler of the traditional type. It’s actually a club of mutually interested friends who happened to buy several casks when casks were still sort-of affordable, and available. In the past they’ve released some very … Continue reading

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Two new rums by The Duchess

The Duchess is at it again! Rather soon after the release of their Australian Beenleigh rum, just a little while ago, they’ve just released two new bottlings! This time, Hans Dillesse painted fish instead of hummingbirds, ducks or a platypus. … Continue reading

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Dailuaine 13, 2007-2020, PX Sherry Finish, 52% – Maltman

The Maltman is one of those bottlers that showed up about a decade ago, at least on my radar they did. Since then they’ve been putting out quality whisky and aren’t shy of using good sherry casks. It seems there … Continue reading

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Hazelburn 13, 2007-2021, 48.6%

Honestly, I don’t even know if this is an annual release, or this just pops up with regular Springbank batches. I’ve not kept track. What Whiskybase can tell me, though, is that this is comprised of bourbon casks (75%) and … Continue reading

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Beenleigh 13, 2007-2021, Cask 38, 63.4% – The Duchess

Once upon a time in the east, about 150 years ago there were a couple of farmers who bought some land in Queensland, Australia. These two Englishmen wanted to build a cotton plantation, but they didn’t. It turned out creating … Continue reading

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