Tag Archives: 2010

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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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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A Highland Distillery 10yo, 2010-2020, Sherry Butt 2090, 54.8% – The Maltman

Where there always have been a lot of ‘secret Speyside’ releases over the last decades, there weren’t that many secret Highland version around. This has changed over the last couple of years with more and more distilleries not wanting their … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 10, 2010-2020, Shiraz Cask 1800020, 56.7% – The Duchess

Contrary to my normal modus operandi, I’m actually ahead in tasting this whisky. Of course that is no coincidence, since the release of this review was more or less requested to be a little ahead of the actual release of … Continue reading

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All three of these are Clynelish

It seems a new Diageo rule that Clynelish can no longer be represented on labels, since everything that has been released lately is labeled as ‘Secret Highland Distillery’. Of course that doesn’t mean all these secret highlands are Clynelish, but … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 9yo, 2010-2020, 52.3% – Signatory Vintage for Kirsch Import

To say there have been an epic amount of single cask Caol Ila between the age of 5 and 15 the last couple of years is an understatement. I don’t a single bottler has been skipped, unless they didn’t want … Continue reading

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De Whiskykoning’s Summer Whisky Tasting, 2020 edition

Rob Stevens, proprietor of Whiskyslijterij De Koning hosts four seasonally themed tastings each year. As in, there are four themes, but there are way more tastings. He can only fit 11 people in his tasting room, so there’s three tastings … Continue reading

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Kavalan Solist 2010-2016, B101217032A, 58.6%

Ah, who doesn’t remember B101217032A? It’s one of those iconic cask numbers that makes most whisky lovers drool. But no, it doesn’t really resonate, these eleven characters which most likely only mean something to the distillery’s barcode scanner. It also … Continue reading

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Benromach 2010-2018, Peat Smoke, Sherry Cask, 59.9% – OB

A little while ago a friend of mine (RvB) bottle-shared half his bottle and after someone got there first, I took the remaining 25cl. Generally, Benromach is a very solid whisky that works very well with both bourbon and sherry … Continue reading

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Kilchoman 2010-2015, 4yo, PX finish, 58.3% – OB for The Whisky Exchange

In my seemingly endless stash of samples (I really should stop buying bottle shares…) I recently found this sample from The Whisky Exchange. It somehow got in the back of the box and I can’t really keep track of each … Continue reading

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