Tag Archives: Arran

Whiskykoning’s “Autumn Tasting”

For every season there is a tasting at De Whiskykoning. Of course, in 2020 those couldn’t happen. However, Rob (the owner) decided to sell packs of samples with a description, and make youtube movies for the tasting. Of course, I … Continue reading

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Arran 22, 1996-2019, Sherry Hogshead 624, 54.5% – OB for Independent Whisky Bars of Scotland

A second whisky from the advent calendar from Fiddler’s in Drumnadrochit. So far I’ve reviewed only one, but tried the first nine drams and if there is going to be a calendar this year, I’m getting it. The whisky’s are … Continue reading

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Arran 19, 1996-2015, 48.8% – Gleann Mór A Rare Find

Gleann Mór is one of those bottlers that are not available in The Netherlands, as far as I know. What put them on my radar quite a few years ago was that they bottled a Lagavulin. It’s virtually unheard of … Continue reading

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Hey there, 2020!

While technically the new decade only starts next year, we’ve still moved from the tens to the twenties last week and that is much more noticeable than 2020 to 2021 is going to be. So, to get things going: Happy … Continue reading

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Arran 11yo, 2006-2018, Sherry Hogshead, 51.9% – OB for The Old Pipe

Normally I’d be busy writing about the best whisky of the year in the days between Christmas and New Year’s. Not only the best whisky, but also the best records I found, the best beer and other booze. I’d also … Continue reading

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3 Arrans by Highland Titles

Highland Titles is a foundation selling tiny plots of land as a souvenir, a bit like the Friends of Laphroaig plots. However, where the Friends of Laphroaig are more a gimmick, the idea behind Highland Titles is to combine all … Continue reading

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BTC sample 15: Arran 1996-2015, 18yo, 50.5%, Single Malts of Scotland

Yesterday I went to bed convinced I’d be scoring some decent points. I was certain I tasted a gently sherried Speysider, like Glenfarclas, with a nice bitter finish. The bitterness was quite pronounced, I even got a message stating it … Continue reading

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Autumn clearance

Well, not really a clearance since that would involve big discounts. The misses and I have decided that it’s finally time to start doing some construction on our attic. It’s been in the pipeline for a few years but we’ve … Continue reading

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Arran 19, 1996-2016, 54.7% – OB for Whiskysite.nl

The Dutch like Arran. Or more apt, the mainland of north-western Europe likes Arran. Over the last couple of years there have been loads of single casks for just about every festival and shop that’s in the business of doing … Continue reading

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Arran 12, 2001-2014, 56% – OB Private Cask for The Netherlands (Bright Early Spring)

Back in 2014, right on the heels of The White Wizard and The Dark Lord came this release. Since then there have been a few, mostly bourbon casks from the importer and mostly sherry casks for festivals, shops and clubs. … Continue reading

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