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BenRiach 11, 2008-2020, Sherry Hogshead, 55.9% – Cadenhead

About 6 or 7 years ago I was a huge BenRiach fanboy. Visiting the distillery with my then infant daughter helped a lot but I genuinely liked a lot of their bottlings. Over the years that has waned a little … 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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BenRiach 1995-2014, 18yo, Port Puncheon, 53.5% – OB for Whisky Weekend Twente

Those private casks for festivals and clubs always go in waves. Over the last couple of years it has been Bowmore, GlenDronach, Ledaig, Glenfarclas en also BenRiach. Now, with BenRiach it’s not very surprising since they always do a lot … Continue reading

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BenRiach 1985-2010, 25yo, 48.1% – Liquid Sun for Japan

Back in 2010, when I bought this bottle I wasn’t entirely sure about my purchase when I finally got it in. A random BenRiach from a random bottler, from a random cask. Should I have done this? I kept doubting … Continue reading

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BenRiach 25 Authenticus (peated), 46%

About 10 years ago, well, 10 months, I did a bottle share with two 25 year old BenRiachs. The regular one, and the peated Authenticus one. I also did a review of the regular one earlier after I tried at … Continue reading

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Cleaning out the closet: Lots of samples for sale

At the beginning of the year I always set targets for different kinds of things. One of my targets was to get down to a certain number of open bottles, and while I have ended many bottles over the last … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition day 17: BenRiach 20, 1994-2014, 54.6%

The penultimate day of the Blind Tasting Competition was upon us yesterday. A big and sherried whisky was waiting for us and the only thing we knew was that it couldn’t be a Highlander. I didn’t score much over the … Continue reading

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BenRiach 1998, 17yo PX Finish, 48.9% – OB for The Whisky Exchange

At Maltstock I generally trade a lot of booze with other people. For some I bring samples, for others bottles. And for Billy Abbott of The Whisky Exchange, I normally bring a few beers and whatever I’ve got lying around … Continue reading

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BenRiach 1976-2010, 33yo, Cask 8795, 53.2%

For some distilleries there are years that are much better than others. For others it’s a couple of years. I think most of the people who read my ramblings know at least some name-year combinations that rock a lot of … Continue reading

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Blog Birthday Bash #5

Today is the 5th birthday of my blog. Almost 1250 posts in, with a couple thousand visitors every month, I’m still having fun doing this. To celebrate, ever since the first birthday in 2010, I invite a couple of friends … Continue reading

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