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Glen Elgin 23, 1995-2019, Hogshead 3241, 52.2% – Archives for Taiwan

A quick review, since it’s been a while. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been massively busy, and the reinstatement of commuting hasn’t been without time consumption either. So, between being away for a weekend, commuting, an insanely busy … Continue reading

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Ardmore 11, 2008-2020, Ex Laphroaig Barrel 708513, 57.1% – Archives

It’s not entirely unique, but Ardmore seems to be the distillery that uses other distilleries’ casks most. And I’m not talking about bourbon casks being used in Scotland, but Scottish single malt distilleries’ casks being reused at other single malt … Continue reading

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Dufftown 22, 1998-2021, Hogshead 13083, 52% – Archives for Shinanoya

Together with the Burnside from two weeks ago, this was another bottling by Archives that flew to the other end of the world to be distributed and happily drank. Not to Canada, but to Japan, this time. I was not … Continue reading

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Burnside 25, 1996-2021, Hogshead 2176, 54.7% – Archives

And not just any Archives, but a bottling for the Canadian market. It’s not labeled with a Samoan fish, which seems to be the main go-to style. This one has a British dragonfly on the label. Burnside then. This isn’t … 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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An Orkney Distillery 21, 1998-2020, Hogshead 10, 52.6% – Archives

This secret Highland Park at a very decent age was bottled last year by the guys at Whiskybase. I even drove there to pick it up, if I recall correctly, which also happened to be the first time I ever … Continue reading

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Glen Scotia 20, 1992-2012, Hogshead 08/71, 50.4% – Archives

If I’m not mistaken this was in the first batch of whiskies ever released by Archives, which has since become a more-or-less household name for whisky fanatics in The Netherlands, and abroad. I got my hands on a bottle recently, … Continue reading

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Two Highland Park from 2002

Recently, Highland Park have started to be a lot more prolific in private cask releases. There’s still a slew of ‘Undisclosed Orkney’ going around, but I’m 99% sure that that is all Highland Park too, just without the official label … Continue reading

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Whiskies of the year: Runners up

I published the post with my whisky of the year last Monday. Generally I do the runners up first, or all in one post or so, but in this case it was a brand new whisky that I had not … Continue reading

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Whisky of the Year: Speyside 1973-2017, 44yo, 49.4% – Archives

Just before Christmas I got a surprise package from the mailman, containing a sample of Whiskybase’s newest release. Following their earlier 1973 releases which sold out more or less instantly, they made another one available. By now it’s a year … Continue reading

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