Tag Archives: 2009

Benromach 11, 2009-2020, Cask Strength Batch 04, 57.2%

I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for Benromach. And, in this case, I can genuinely say that’s because their flavor profile suits me to a tee. I hadn’t been there before the revamped launch of Gordon & MacPhail’s … 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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GlenAllachie 12, 2009-2021, Oloroso Puncheon 699, 56.6% – OB for The Old Pipe

Even though I rarely go there anymore, I always love(d) visiting The Old Pipe in St. Oedenrode. When I lived in Den Bosch it was relatively close and I went there occassionally. Since I moved away it’s more than a … Continue reading

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Best of Wines’ Blind Tasting Competition #2

Part two of the four part series in which I quickly go over the whiskies we had in the Blind Tasting Competition by Best of Wines. As said before, and in previous years when I participated in The Usquebaugh Society’s … Continue reading

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Benromach 11, 2009-2021, First Fill Bourbon Cask, 48% – OB for Germany

About half a year ago I reviewed a Benromach 11 for Germany too. That one was drawn from a sherry cask, at cask strength. This one isn’t a single cask, and has been brought down to 48%. Which just happens … Continue reading

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Linkwood 11, 2009-2021, Rum Cask Finish, 58.2% – King Cask

So this, in a way, is a weird one. I know that the cask was transported out of Scotland and into/onto Terschelling, one of the Dutch islands in the north of the country. It was recasked there in a rum … Continue reading

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Three random, high octane GlenAllachie

GlenAllachie has been making name for themselves since Billie Walker took over a couple of years ago. While it was a bit of a generic distillery beforehand, focused on producing whisky for blenders, they now are releasing lots (and I … Continue reading

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Edradour 10, 2009-2020, Sherry Butt 401, 46% – Signatory

A little while I wanted a rather specific whisky that wasn’t available in ‘regular’ shops anymore. But, according to Whiskybase there was this shop in The Netherlands that still had it. It was called ‘Whisky Exclusive‘. In a way, that … Continue reading

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Deanston 10, 2009-2020, Rye Barrel 6349, 58.4% – Infrequent Flyers

Generally, Deanston is regarded as a technically well made whisky, but also a rather bland one. Most of the available releases are bourbon-cask-driven vanilla bombs, or are focused heavily on another type of wood that the whisky matured in. As … Continue reading

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Knockdhu 10, 2009-2020, Cask 700308, 56.6% – A.D. Rattray for The Whisky Bar Oslo

How’s that for an obscure bottle! Longmorn Brother GvB brought it by and was kind enough to give me a sample a little while ago. It’s been ages since I tried a Knockdhu, and I like the official line of … Continue reading

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