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Best of Wines’ Blind Tasting Competition #3

The penultimate post on Best of Wines’ BTC, with another batch of three interesting drams. Interestingly, there was another on in here I should have recognized, and another that I have in my collection but haven’t gotten around to yet. … Continue reading

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Best of Wines’ Blind Tasting Competition #2

Part two of the four part series in which I quickly go over the whiskies we had in the Blind Tasting Competition by Best of Wines. As said before, and in previous years when I participated in The Usquebaugh Society’s … Continue reading

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Best of Wines’ Blind Tasting Competition #1

Earlier this month Best of Wines hosted a Blind Tasting Competition. With Nils, the resident whisky geek, being a former member of the Usquebaugh Society, and said Society stopping their version of the competition, Nils took over and hosted this … Continue reading

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Beenleigh 13, 2007-2021, Cask 38, 63.4% – The Duchess

Once upon a time in the east, about 150 years ago there were a couple of farmers who bought some land in Queensland, Australia. These two Englishmen wanted to build a cotton plantation, but they didn’t. It turned out creating … Continue reading

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Two rums by The Duchess: Worthy Park (Jamaica) and Diamond (Guyana)

I’ve had these samples for a while but for some reason sitting down and reviewing them hadn’t happened yet. A shame, but let’s do a bit of catch-up! Diamond Distillery 17yo, 2003-2020, 59.3% – The Duchess (Hummingbirds) A little bit … Continue reading

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Uitvlugt 27, 1993-2020, Refill Bourbon cask 5, 50.1% – The Duchess

A little while ago I got another awesome rum sample from Best of Wines, but I waited a little while to sit down for it and give it the attention it deserves. It’s another one in The Duchess’ Hummingbird series … 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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Ten Cane 11 years old, 2008-2019, 63% – The Duchess ‘Hummingbirds’

Normally I would have been happy with a sample arriving in the mail from the rather excellent rums bottled by The Duchess. Also normally, I wouldn’t really be in the know of upcoming bottlings unless Nils announced them to me. … Continue reading

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‘Barbados Oldest’ 19 years old, 2001-2020, 54.3% – The Duchess ‘Hummingbirds’

There is only one distillery the oldest on Barbados, and that one is called Mount Gay. But, due to licensing issues The Duchess cannot put that on the label, so Barbados Oldest it is. Apparently it is not only the … Continue reading

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Springbank 20, 1998-2018, Sherry cask, 48% – Antique Lions of Spirits

When I saw the price tag on this one I had to check whether there was a typo there. The ‘cheapest’ one clocks in at almost € 450. For a twenty year old Springbank. The danger of such ridiculously expensive … Continue reading

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