Tag Archives: Diageo

Teaninich 17yo, 58.3% – The Manager’s Dram

In the past, Diageo sometimes let their distillery managers select a cask from the warehouse for a line of bottlings. The most recent exercise in this was the Manager’s Choice, which was a huge flop by any measure. Some of … Continue reading

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Cragganmore 12, 58.4% – Diageo Special Releases 2019

This little Cragganmore caught most people off guard, as far as I know, because it’s a peated Cragganmore. While it is fairly safe to assume that most distilleries do some experimentation with peating their whisky, I didn’t know they did … 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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Lagavulin 12, 12th release, 56.1%

At one point, the Lagavulin 12 cask strength, the one that is released annually by Diageo, was going to be the thing I would collect. Every year it’s a top scoring whisky that’s truly amazing for it’s money, and it’s … Continue reading

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Lagavulin Distillery Only 2017, 54.1%

Last April I visited Lagavulin distillery, and while the tasting was amazing, the tour was pretty shit. Luckily their shop was filled with all kinds of awesomeness. Even more lucky, I got my hands on most everything that was available … Continue reading

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Peat Night 2018, at De Whiskykoning

It’s already been over a month, but a fond memory still. On the 9th of November we went all the way to Den Bosch for the annual Peat Night, orĀ ‘Turfkoekhapavond’. It was an utter disaster to get there, as is … Continue reading

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Dallas Dhu 1981-2005, 24yo, 58.3% – Duncan Taylor

With my family and I being on holiday in Scotland, in Findhorn, I had to pick some nice drams for the evenings. I might sound weird to bring whisky to Scotland, but with prices there and here, and with there … Continue reading

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