Tag Archives: Diageo

Lagavulin 19, Feis Ile 2019, Sherry Treated American Oak Casks, 53.8%

Another Lagavulin for Feis Ile! I knew I had this on the shelf, and I had carefully sipped from my sample before, but never got around to writing a review yet. A good thing that a holiday came up a … Continue reading

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Oban 12, Freshly-charred American Oak Casks, 56.2% – Diageo Special Releases 2021

One of the prettier distilleries, in the very lovely town of the same name, is part of Diageo, and part of a lot of the special releases. This one was released in 2021 and matured in freshly charred oak casks. … Continue reading

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Talisker 8 and 11, the Special Releases from 2021 and 2022

I kind of like Talisker. Always have, probably always will. However, I don’t like ‘everything’ Talisker. As in, their NAS releases, Storm, Dark Storm, Port Ruighe, Skye and probably some others that I can’t remember from the top of my … Continue reading

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4x Talisker 10, bottlings from 1988, 2004, 2016 and 2021

In 2021 I found a guy on the internet that was selling sample sets of Talisker 10. Nothing too spectacular, except for the wide range of vintages he was selling them from. Of course I got a set, and then … Continue reading

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Royal Lochnagar 30, 1974-2004, 56.2% – Rare Malts

And once again, I managed to find a bridge between one week and the next. This week we’re switching to the Highlands instead of Speyside. We do so through last week’s review of a Benromach from the Rare Malts series, … Continue reading

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Benromach 19, 1978-1998, 63.8% – Rare Malts

This is one of these whiskies that I’ve seen on shelves at shops like The Old Pipe, ages ago. Back then Benromach wasn’t a popular distillery so I didn’t really have it on my radar, but either palates have changed … Continue reading

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Mannochmore 10, 1998-2009, Bodega Sherry European Oak Cask, 59.1% – The Manager’s Choice

These Manager’s Choice whiskies are as hilarious as they are expensive. Back when this series of 27 different bottlings was released by Diageo, they just sat on shelves. At least, most of them. The ones that did sell were the … Continue reading

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Glenesk 5, 40% – Wm. Sanderson & Son

Another very old bottling, with this 5 year old Glenesk. The distillery closed in 1985, so the bottling itself is at least 32 years old by now. My first experience with this distillery was at a festival in Vlissingen, when … Continue reading

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Flora & Fauna Classics, revisited by Tom van Engelen

Once more Tom has kindly supplied us with some nice reviews of things I normally don’t have on my radar. In this case, it’s a trio of Flora & Fauna releases by Diageo. With a Blair Athol, still regularly available, … Continue reading

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Lagavulin 12, 56.5% – OB Special Releases 2021

On the second of the Blind Tasting Competition, we went to Islay. That much was pretty clear from the first sniff. I also figured out we went to the south of Islay. It could have been Bunnahabhain, but I didn’t … Continue reading

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