Tag Archives: Berry Brothers and Rudd

Just short of greatness

You know that feeling when you are tasting a very, very good whisky, but somehow it just doesn’t cross the magical 90-point threshold? You realize that you’re tasting whisky that’s way above average, but you can’t shake the feeling you … Continue reading

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Hielander Whisky Festival 2016

Yesterday I went to another awesome session of the Hielander Whisky Festival in Alkmaar. I took some pictures, but obviously not of everything I tried. I am far too forgetful for that, and I also don’t want to disclose my … 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

Posted in - American Whiskey, - Grain Whisky, - Irish Whiskey, Arran, BenRiach, Blair Athol, Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Bushmills, Caledonian, Clynelish, Cooley, Dailuaine, Glenfarclas, Glengoyne, Glentauchers, Heaven Hill, Highland Park, Littlemill, Millburn, Royal Brackla, Tamdhu, Tomatin, Undisclosed | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Another iteration of an Usquebaugh Regional Tasting

Every once in a while we do a regional tasting for Usquebaugh Society members. Today was another one themed ‘patience’. That boiled down to mostly bottles from a couple of years ago. In some cases that ‘couple’ is an understatement. … Continue reading

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Blog Birthday Bash #4

Last Saturday was the day of this wee blog’s fourth birthday party. Not the actual 4th birthday but due to pregnancy and the lack of planning thereof we pulled that forward a little bit. As said in the announcement post … Continue reading

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Regional tasting Noord-Holland, by the Usquebaugh Society

Posted in Aberlour, Amrut, Ben Nevis, Bowmore, Caol Ila, Clynelish, Dailuaine, Four Roses, Glen Scotia, GlenDronach, Glenfarclas, Glenlivet, Glenrothes, Inchgower, Linkwood, Littlemill, Macduff, Port Ellen, Springbank, Strathisla, Strathmill | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Whiskylunch 2013

On April 21st a couple of friends and I went to partake in the annual Whisky Lunch hosted by our local liquor shop and restaurant ‘De 5e smaak’ (the fifth flavour). I went there last year as well, with my … Continue reading

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