Tag Archives: Best of Whiskies

Springbank Cask Strength, 12yo, Batch 20, 55.3%

These Springbank Cask Strength bottlings are always a sure bet. I’ve not tried all of them, but I did have quite a few over the years, so far none of them were disappointing. This specific version was released in 2020, … Continue reading

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Kilkerran Sherry and Port Cask, 2022 releases

The Kilkerran Sherry Cask was part of the Blind Tasting Competition, as it turns out. I had tried it before some six months ago, but didn’t recognize it. Obviously. I also had a sample of the Port Cask with tasting … Continue reading

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Glen Garioch 10, 2011-2022, Bourbon Cask, 53.4% – Michiel Wigman

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you might have noticed that virtually all of Michiel Wigman’s whiskies have been reviewed here. I bet I missed some, and I do know I have some other spirits of his … Continue reading

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Macallan ‘Rich Cacao’, The Harmony Collection, 44%

The fifth of twelve whiskies in this year’s Blind Tasting Competition. Because age-guessing is part of the game, I never think of NAS whiskies. But, apart from that, I would never have guessed Macallan. Just on principe. Value for Money … Continue reading

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Fettercairn 14, 2007-2021, Oloroso Sherry Puncheon 1823, 55.2% – Infrequent Flyers

One of those blind-spot whiskies because I generally don’t care about the distillery’s output. This one wasn’t that bad at all, but because of my limited knowledge, I never even really considered Fettercairn. I randomly guessed BenRiach, because it was … Continue reading

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Lagavulin 12, 56.5% – OB Special Releases 2021

On the second of the Blind Tasting Competition, we went to Islay. That much was pretty clear from the first sniff. I also figured out we went to the south of Islay. It could have been Bunnahabhain, but I didn’t … Continue reading

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Teeling 15, 2006-2022, Amburana Hardwood Cask 6210, 57.8% – OB for The Duchess

When this came out the thing I first did was look up what the rulings and regulations for Irish Whiskey are. Amburana is, as you might have guessed, not oak. It’s a Brazilian kind of hardwood not often used for … Continue reading

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Best of Wines’ Blind Tasting Competition #4

The last leg of the Blind Tasting Competition, or maybe the last tripod, since there’s another three reviews below. In this batch there are two bottlings I had before, but only one of them I recognized. That made up for … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 10, 2010-2020, Shiraz Cask 1800020, 56.7% – The Duchess

Contrary to my normal modus operandi, I’m actually ahead in tasting this whisky. Of course that is no coincidence, since the release of this review was more or less requested to be a little ahead of the actual release of … Continue reading

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GlenAllachie 24, 1995-2020, Hogshead 23, 55.1% – The Duchess

Earlier this week I got a sample in the mail of a to-be-released GlenAllachie, and today is the day that it’s available from various shops. Let’s start by expressing a bit of gratitude towards Nils of Best of Wines/Best of … Continue reading

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