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Glenburgie 27, 1995-2022, Hogshead 6668, 57.7% – Signatory Vintage for Wu Dram Clan

The last of the three bottlings for Wu Dram Clan’s third anniversary. I wonder whether they picked three because there’s three of them, or because they’re three years old. If it’s the latter, we’re in for some interesting follow up … Continue reading

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Caperdonich 22, 2000-2022, Hogshead 29490, 55.2% – Signatory Vintage for Wu Dram Clan

I looked through my tasting notes but I doubt I can do a ‘Closed Distilleries’ theme week now. I guess it will be Speyside then! That’s an easy one with half the Scottish distilleries being there. This bottling was recently … Continue reading

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Unnamed Islay 30, 1991-2022, Bourbon Barrel 2674, 51.4% – Signatory Vintage for Wu Dram Clan

To celebrate their third anniversary, Wu Dram Clan released three very different whiskies. A Caperdonich, a Glenburgie and an Unnamed Islay. The Islay one is reviewed today, the other two will follow shortly, but with a week of Islay whiskies … Continue reading

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Foursquare 15, 48% – Bottled for Whisky & Rum Aan Zee

It’s been a while since I sat down for a rum. I still have some that ‘need’ to be reviewed, but I’m not really in a rush. While I like the stuff, I’ve refocused on whisky since before summer and … Continue reading

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The Nectar 15 Years Tasting Box

Premise Last year my friend JPH and I bought a set of samples from Jon Beach, of Fiddler’s in Drumnadrochit. A massive splurge, but a series of great whiskies being surpassed by even better ones. This year, with Brexit being … Continue reading

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Benromach 10, 2011-2021, First Fill Sherry Hogshead 42, 59.2% – OB for Van Wees 100th Anniversary

With Van Wees being the importer of Benromach, and the massive popularity of the brand, there just had to be a private cask for Van Wees’ 100th birthday. They opted for a 10 year old at cask strength, and knowing … Continue reading

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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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Glenfarclas, 185th Anniversary, 46%

This year, Glenfarclas distillery celebrates their 185th anniversary. Of course, that had to be combined with a special celebratory release. And also of course, I got a bottle for bottle-sharing! This one filled up surprisingly quickly, so all I had … Continue reading

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