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Diageo Special Releases 2017

Weird. I’ve already been planning a whisky tasting and a trip to Scotland for 2018. Because of that, when I saw someone post the ‘Diageo Special Releases 2017’ I was mainly confused to why someone would post last year’s list. … Continue reading

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Bad-ass Whisky Night #2 at De Whiskykoning

Last year I thought it was a good idea to organize a whisky tasting at Whiskyslijterij De Koning in Den Bosch. We already held an annual ‘winter whisky tasting’ there in November, with a line-up of six peated whiskies, focusing … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 1981-2011, 61.7% – Scott’s Selection

1981 Caol Ila. Apart from me being born in that year, and my wife as well, some other fairly great things happened too. One of the things that interest me most is the vast amount of awesome Caol Ila that … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 25, 1991-2016, 50.2% – Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection

A while ago I took the train to Den Bosch for a whisky tasting there, and with the other two guys I was on that train we decided to have a dram underway. This was interesting since it was rush … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 12, 56.2% – OB for Feis Ile 2016

The final dram in last November’s tasting at De Whiskykoning was this wee Caol Ila. Somehow Caol Ila had fallen a bit off my radar unless it was from the early eighties and I was a tad disappointed it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Two young Caol Ilas from 2007

Since the theme of the first bit of 2017 is to get through a boat load of samples, here’s two in one go. Both are from Caol Ila distillery on the eastern shore of Islay, and both are from 2007. … Continue reading

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This is not a Luxury Whisky, 53.1% – Compass Box

About a year after it came out and therefore also a year after I could have scored much more hits with this review, I’m finally getting around to┬átyping down my thoughts about this blended whisky by Compass Box. This one … Continue reading

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