Tag Archives: Bourbon Cask

Hazelburn 13, 2007-2021, 48.6%

Honestly, I don’t even know if this is an annual release, or this just pops up with regular Springbank batches. I’ve not kept track. What Whiskybase can tell me, though, is that this is comprised of bourbon casks (75%) and … Continue reading

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Waterford Hook Head 1.1, 3yo, 50%

I’ve not done the tally, but it feels like Waterford has released whisky from about 300 different farms in Ireland in the last year or so. I understand they’re going for terroir, and you need to be able to compare … Continue reading

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An Orkney Distillery 21, 1998-2020, Hogshead 10, 52.6% – Archives

This secret Highland Park at a very decent age was bottled last year by the guys at Whiskybase. I even drove there to pick it up, if I recall correctly, which also happened to be the first time I ever … Continue reading

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Laphroaig 15, 1999-2015, Refill Hogshead, 50.2% – Sansibar for Van der Boog (Bare Knuckle Fighter)

Whisky-friend and Longmorn Brother GvB came by to pick up some samples, and generally we swap a few samples more when that happens. He brought this bottle for me to try a sip of, at which point I started wondering … Continue reading

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Glenburgie 23, 1989-2012, Bourbon Barrel, 54.8% – Chester Whisky & Liqueur Company

I like old(er) Glenburgie. The last couple of years there have been quite some 20-ish years old releases that were very good. Lots of fruity scents and flavors, on top of a gently malty backbone. Of course, those are all … Continue reading

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Springbank 10, 46%

Currently, due to COVID-19 and Brexit, it’s pretty hard to get a bottle of Springbank 10 in The Netherlands. A lot of bottle-shops are running out since it’s a quite popular whisky, the distillery hasn’t been able to bottle casks … Continue reading

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Balblair 18, 1990-2008, Hogshead 160, 58.7% – Riegger’s Selection

Normally I would start a post like this with something like “I quite like Balblair”, but I’m not sure if that is a relevant statement anymore. I visited the distillery in 2013, and loved it. I also really like their … Continue reading

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Ardbeg Scorch, Limited Edition 2021, 46%

Since you’re reading this blog, you probably have a passing interest in whisky. If you have, you probably know that Ardbeg releases an annual special edition. In yonder year, one could order the bottles straight from the distillery and you’d … Continue reading

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Glen Scotia 26, 1992-2018, Bourbon Hogshead, 47.3% – Cadenhead

I went into this dram with great expectations. It’s Glen Scotia, which I love. It’s also Cadenhead, which I also love. Of course, both have their ups and downs. Since it’s been quite a while since I got this sample, … Continue reading

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Whiskykoning’s “Spring Tasting”

As every spring, Rob Stevens / De Whiskykoning hosts a seasonal tasting. Even though tastings couldn’t happen in person, there have been these sets of samples available for us to enjoy at home. Winter Whisky is peated, Summer is Speyside, … Continue reading

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