Tag Archives: 2012

Balblair 8, 2012-2021, Sherry Cask 3232, 57.8% – Blackadder Raw Cask

This is a bottle I recently used in a tasting. I got it based on the fact that it scores ridiculously high on Whiskybase, if you know where to look. As it turns out, this is a split cask between … Continue reading

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Chichibu ‘The Peated’ 2012-2016, 54.5% – Ichiro’s Malt

It’s not often that I get to taste Japanese whisky that actually makes sense. That’s quite a bold statement, but my case is this: A lot of contemporary and available Japanese whisky are cheaply made and try to profit of … Continue reading

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Dingle, PX & Bourbon casks, 60.6% – OB for Whisky & Rum aan Zee 2021

Next weekend the 15th Whisky & Rum aan Zee (..by the sea) is held in the port town of IJmuiden. For that festival this Dingle PX cask was bottled. Slijterij Zeewijck in the same town started the festival over 15 … Continue reading

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Love and hate for Lagavulin

That’s some title, isn’t it? Hate is quite overstated, but I have to lure unsuspecting readers in some way, don’t I? Anyway, the third and last distillery we toured while on Islay a few weeks ago was Lagavulin. I did … Continue reading

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Bowmore Laimrig, 53.7%, 15yo, 2012 edition

Bowmore Laimrig. Another whisky named after something you can see from the distillery. In this case the pier. Of course in Gaelic. Personally, I don’t really care for all the Gaelic names for whiskies, but on the other hand, any … Continue reading

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