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Ben Nevis 1996-2020, 23yo, 47.6% – The Whisky Agency

The short hiatus of two weeks can mean only a few things. In this case it was all positive: summer holiday! This also gave me some time to finish some awesome samples and bottles I had sitting on the shelves … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 23, 1996-2020, 46.1% – WhiskyNerds

As with practically any 1996 Ben Nevis, and any WhiskyNerds bottling, you’re in for a treat. Now when these two forces combine, expectations get incredibly high. I recently received this samples from Floris and Bram, the WhiskyNerds themselves, and I … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 22, 1996-2018, 50.6% – Whisky-Doris / The Nose Art

With all that is happening in the world of whisky, there are fewer and fewer whiskies that truly have a singular character. There’s more and more homogenization happening with bulk bought barley, generic yeast strains, and even (in Diageo’s case) … 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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Ben Nevis 27, 1990-2018, 58.9% – Le Gus’t

Be warned, this is going to be one of those contrary reviews that I’ve been doing lately. When I did the Ben Nevis bottle-share, almost 18 months ago, I also picked up this port pipe ‘finished’ 27 year old with … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 1996-2015, 46% – Cooper’s Choice

A few years the Cooper’s Choice brand was revamped and got a lot more shelf space in The Netherlands. I even managed to pick up a bottle or two and there was even a dedicated tasting in Krommenie. Well, dedicated … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 1996-2017, 20yo, 46% – Edinburgh Whisky Ltd.

When I started drinking whisky, Ben Nevis was one of those distillery that just ‘existed’. Nobody cared about them, and most of what came from the distillery was either a cheap blend, or pretty shit (or both). Of course, sometimes … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 21, 47.5% – The Whisky Show Exclusive (Past Future)

Past Future obviously sounds weird. This is the first of a triptych by, I want to say, The Whisky Exchange. But it’s bottled for The Whisky Show of last weekend. Bottled by Speciality Drinks or Elixir Distillers. I’ve lost track … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition Day 4: Ben Nevis 18, 1995-2013, 51.8% – The Whisky Agency

After yesterday’s disappointing zero-pointer I had to put in another semi-random guess. I waited with today’s distillery selection until after the results, but since I tasted the whisky on Monday I wasn’t overly sharp on specifics anymore. Apparently, I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Photo bombing: The Usquebaugh Society’s 25th Anniversary party

I generally only take pictures of the drams I’m having, and yesterday afternoon was no exception. The pictures and impressions of the event itself are on Facebook in a lot of different posts by a lot of different people. Here’s … Continue reading

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