Tag Archives: Campbeltown

Springbank 12, 1991-2004, 46% – Hart Brothers

At a point in time when whisky was still a lot more affordable De Whiskykoning was not just a bottle-shop, but also an importer of several brands. Stuff happened and things changed, but there is still some stash from back … Continue reading

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Glen Scotia 20, 1992-2012, Hogshead 08/71, 50.4% – Archives

If I’m not mistaken this was in the first batch of whiskies ever released by Archives, which has since become a more-or-less household name for whisky fanatics in The Netherlands, and abroad. I got my hands on a bottle recently, … Continue reading

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Guest post: 1980s Springbank, a rare treat

Once more, Tom van Engelen shares his take on things going on in his world of whisky. This time around he reviews a sample he got his hands on, of a Springbank bottling from yonder year. The 1980s were hard times … Continue reading

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Whiskykoning’s “Autumn Tasting”

For every season there is a tasting at De Whiskykoning. Of course, in 2020 those couldn’t happen. However, Rob (the owner) decided to sell packs of samples with a description, and make youtube movies for the tasting. Of course, I … Continue reading

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Glen Scotia 20, 1992-2012, 51.9% – Westwood Whisky

This completely random Glen Scotia came from an auction a few months ago. By now the bottle is empty because of me liking the whisky, it being used in a tasting and some bottle-shares. For some reason the ‘Westwood’ thing … Continue reading

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Glen Scotia Dunnage Warehouse Tasting

As with virtually everything, Glen Scotia’s open day during the Campbeltown Malts Festival got cancelled. Maybe ‘virtually’ isn’t the right word, because the virtual version is the one thing that did take place. To compensate the sadness that followed of … Continue reading

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Kilkerran 11, 2006-2017, Rum Barrel, 57.7% – Cadenhead’s Warehouse Tasting

Another find in the sample stash. I started writing these tasting notes a bit apprehensive. Over the years there have been quite some Kilkerrans that I didn’t enjoy much. In my opinion it ranks just above Hazelburn as a brand. … Continue reading

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Kilkerran 8yo, Sherry Cask, 56.4% – Springbank Open Day 2016

For a change, this is not an old, forgotten sample from my cupboard. Which means as much as I knew I had it, but it still is old and from my cupboard, just not forgotten. A whisky friend went to … Continue reading

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Springbank 12, 2001-2013, 53.5% – Springbank Society

It’s feels like it’s been ages since I got my hands on a Springbank Society bottling. I know there’s one sitting in Campbeltown which I was supposed to pick up last April. Obviously that didn’t happen, and I’m not entirely … Continue reading

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Glen Scotia 2008-2018, 9yo, 55.9% – Kintra Whisky

I might be a bit of a snob, but when I’m at a whisky festival, I veer towards the exclusive stuff. Random 9 year old whiskies I generally skip. Not just at festival but also in shops. Why? These can … Continue reading

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