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Blended Scotch Whisky 42, 1976-2019, Oloroso Finish, 46.2% – The Maltman

This Blended Scotch Whisky consists of Ben Nevis, Clynelish, Teaninich, Macduff, Dailuaine and Invergordon. Not the least interesting names in the business! Also, while this states having had an Oloroso finish, what didn’t really fit the title, is that that … Continue reading

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John Begg Blue Cap, 70 proof, 757ml

A bottling from the ’70s based on the fact that the alcoholpercentage is mentioned, and the contents are too. Older bottlings don’t always have that information, and newer ones have a barcode. The Italian tax label on the cap stating … Continue reading

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Johnnie Walker Black Label Islay Origin, 12yo, 42%

There is no superlative to describing my wonderment at why this is bottled at 42%. Almost like someone wants to admit that bottling at a slightly higher ABV is better for flavor and depth compared to 40%, but doesn’t want … Continue reading

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Blended Scotch Whisky 40yo, 1980-2020, 44.7% – Cadenhead’s Club

Last year’s Cadenhead’s Club release was this venerable blended Scotch from a single sherry butt. Released before Brexit came into effect it was rather easy to get a bottle over from Campbeltown and when I saw the age, the style … Continue reading

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Transistor, Blended Scotch Whisky, 43% – Compass Box (and Punk IPA)

Transistor is one of the three whiskies that have been released in cooperation with BrewDog. Whiskies specially selected to pair well with one of BrewDog’s most available beers. There’s Tulip Torpedo, a rye whisky from Zuidam that is to be … Continue reading

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Online tasting: USA Exclusive II, by Whisky4All / Norbert Tebarts

Norbert is a guy who’s been around for ages in the whisky world, and has started his own company to host tastings and have stands at festivals a few years ago. He is mostly known for his enthusiasm about American … Continue reading

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Blended Scotch Whisky, 20yo, 1998-2019, 44.6% – Cadenhead’s Club

The Cadenhead’s Club is a club I became aware of some two or three years ago. It’s similar to the Springbank Society (no surprise there, them being run from the same building, by the same owner), with a £ 50 … Continue reading

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James Eadie bottlings, guided by Trademark X

Ages ago, a while before this entire Corona period started, a representative of the Dutch importer for James Eadie whiskies came by and gave me some samples for reviewing. We talked whisky a little bit, and got to the brand … Continue reading

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The King’s Tasting

It’s already been four years since Whiskyslijterij De Koning in Den Bosch celebrated some sort of anniversary. I have to admit I fail to remember what the anniversary was, but it’s either him being of some age, the shop being … Continue reading

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Johnnie Walker Black Label, 1970s bottling, 40%

About a decade ago, you could buy random bottles like this in auction just to spread the shipping costs over more than one bottle. I looked it up in the backlog of the auction site where I got this one … Continue reading

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