Tag Archives: Blended Whisky

Spirit of Freedom 30 years old, 46%

A bottling done five years ago to commemorate the 700th Anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, logically in 1314 AD. It was released by Springbank distillery, so logically this would be rather similar to their Campbeltown Loch series. Also, a … Continue reading

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De Whiskykoning’s Bottoms Up 2019

As is tradition for Rob Stevens of De Whiskykoning, he hosted his annual Bottoms Up tasting yesterday. The second Sunday in January is an afternoon to be reckoned with, and this year was no different from before. Of course, it’s … Continue reading

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Suntory Royal Special Reserve, 43%

Sometimes you get your hands on a very strange and sort of unique sample. In this case it’s a very old Suntory from the 1960. From back in the days when Japanese whisky was anything but popular, not even in … Continue reading

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Family Silver 1972-2017, 44yo, 41% – Cooper’s Choice

When this one popped up last year, I instantly bought it. A bit of an impulse buy that I try to stay away from, but in this case it all turned out well. Especially after tasting it. The blend is … Continue reading

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The Half-Century Blend, 45.5%

A sample of this at-least-50 years old whisky was sent to my by Master of Malt some months ago. The fact that I’m only blogging about it now is one of the reasons I decided to focus a bit more … Continue reading

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Johnnie Walker Platinum Label, 18yo, 40%

It’s been ages since I tried Johnnie Walker Gold Label, but that still is one of the most popular posts on my blog. A few years ago Diageo decided to phase that one out, and replace it with the Platinum … Continue reading

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Glenalba 34yo, 1981-2015, 40%

Somehow, Dutch newspapers and practically every news outlet in north-western Europe was raving about Lidl bottling a whisky that scores 95.5 points in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. Of course, not a single self respecting whisky fanatic reads those scores, since … Continue reading

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