Tag Archives: 2008

An Islay Distillery 12, 2008-2020, 54.2% – First Cask

Recently, Whisky Import Nederland, the company behind the First Cask brand, released a series of six whiskies. There were some interesting bottles in that batch, but the one that stood out was this ‘An Islay Distillery’. Why, you ask? This: … Continue reading

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Whiskykoning’s “Autumn Tasting”

For every season there is a tasting at De Whiskykoning. Of course, in 2020 those couldn’t happen. However, Rob (the owner) decided to sell packs of samples with a description, and make youtube movies for the tasting. Of course, I … Continue reading

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The Singleton of Glen Ord 11yo, 2008-2019, 54.8% – Distillery Only / Highland Whisky Festival

I got this sample in Jon Beach’s Advent Calendar, which I only started drinking this week, and only got in between Christmas and New Year’s. As usual, late to the party… Anyway, my good friend JPH (aka Shrek) and I … 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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GlenAllachie 2008-2020, 11yo, 55.5% – OB for Denmark

I managed to get a sample of this PX cask GlenAllachie bottled for Denmark (thanks, GvB). Of course I didn’t write down all the details in time, which will show in the tasting notes… It was bottled this year, and … Continue reading

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Glen Scotia 2008-2018, 9yo, 55.9% – Kintra Whisky

I might be a bit of a snob, but when I’m at a whisky festival, I veer towards the exclusive stuff. Random 9 year old whiskies I generally skip. Not just at festival but also in shops. Why? These can … Continue reading

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Ten Cane 11 years old, 2008-2019, 63% – The Duchess ‘Hummingbirds’

Normally I would have been happy with a sample arriving in the mail from the rather excellent rums bottled by The Duchess. Also normally, I wouldn’t really be in the know of upcoming bottlings unless Nils announced them to me. … Continue reading

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James Eadie bottlings, guided by Trademark X

Ages ago, a while before this entire Corona period started, a representative of the Dutch importer for James Eadie whiskies came by and gave me some samples for reviewing. We talked whisky a little bit, and got to the brand … Continue reading

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Ardmore 2008-2019, 10yo, 56.2% – Claxton’s for The Old Pipe

The Old Pipe, a whisky shop that I don’t visit nearly enough, released some single cask bottlings through Claxton’s last year. I happened to get samples of both of them and decided that it was high time for a review … Continue reading

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BenRiach 11, 2008-2020, Sherry Hogshead, 55.9% – Cadenhead

About 6 or 7 years ago I was a huge BenRiach fanboy. Visiting the distillery with my then infant daughter helped a lot but I genuinely liked a lot of their bottlings. Over the years that has waned a little … Continue reading

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