Tag Archives: 2010

7 Springbank Local Barleys

When on holiday in France, several weeks ago, I was having a quiet afternoon. It was about 35 degrees (C, obviously), the kids and my wife were at the camping’s swimming pool. I decided it was a good time to … Continue reading

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Earlskine – Your Whisky Destination

In northern Germany, in Oldenburg there is a shop called ‘Whisky Erlebnis‘. They focus their inventory towards the luxurious side of things with all kinds of whiskies, gin, rum, cigars and more. They’re fairly new to the world of whisky, … Continue reading

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Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, 2 Bunnahabhains by Boogieman Import

Apart from the story of Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, there is some background to be given to the whiskies here. In this case, the whiskies are two very different sides to the same coin, sort of. Both are Bunnahabhains, … Continue reading

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Clynelish 8, 2010/2011-2020, Parcel No. 2, 48% – Single Malts of Scotland Reserve Casks

For a few years, Single Malts of Scotland, from Elixir Distillers, have branched out a little bit and have started doing small batches of whiskies instead of single casks. This Clynelish is one that came out two years ago and … Continue reading

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Aberlour 10, 2010-2021, Marsala Finish, 46% – Hart Brothers

As stated last week, Aberlour isn’t exactly on my radar. Mostly because, apart from the rocket fuel that is A’Bunadh, I don’t really care for most of the official releases. A bit too smooth, a bit too sweet, a bit … Continue reading

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Loch Lomond 10, 2010-2020, Bourbon Barrel 349, 57.7% – OB for The Whisky Exchange

Yet another iteration of ‘I shamefully admit having lost this sample somewhere in the cupboard’, until recently of course. With this being released in 2020, I suspect this came in during the construction work being done on our house last … Continue reading

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Glenturret 10, 2010-2021, Marsala Hogshead 6358, 57.8% – Infrequent Flyers

Generally, I think Glenturret is a fine distillery. Not that I gobble up anything that becomes available, but the general level of quality is ‘pretty deece’. Of course, there’s quite some rather legendary stuff from the late seventies, but when … Continue reading

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Best of Wines’ Blind Tasting Competition #3

The penultimate post on Best of Wines’ BTC, with another batch of three interesting drams. Interestingly, there was another on in here I should have recognized, and another that I have in my collection but haven’t gotten around to yet. … Continue reading

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Best of Wines’ Blind Tasting Competition #1

Earlier this month Best of Wines hosted a Blind Tasting Competition. With Nils, the resident whisky geek, being a former member of the Usquebaugh Society, and said Society stopping their version of the competition, Nils took over and hosted this … Continue reading

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Hampden 8yo vs Hampden LROK

Hampden is a Jamaican rum distillery, and apart from profiting from the rum renaissance that’s been happening ever since whisky got so ridiculously expensive, they’ve been producing quality hooch for years. What’s more interesting from a geek’s perspective is that … Continue reading

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