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Blended Malt, 1993-2017, Ex-Sherry Hogshead 17, 53.6% – The Thompson Bros.

Yet another whisky from the Fiddler’s Advent Calendar. And a bottling from the yet-to-be-visited Thompson Brothers. As in, I still need to visit the Dornoch Castle Hotel and its whisky bar. Of course, with this being a blended malt, there’s … Continue reading

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Arran 22, 1996-2019, Sherry Hogshead 624, 54.5% – OB for Independent Whisky Bars of Scotland

A second whisky from the advent calendar from Fiddler’s in Drumnadrochit. So far I’ve reviewed only one, but tried the first nine drams and if there is going to be a calendar this year, I’m getting it. The whisky’s are … Continue reading

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The Singleton of Glen Ord 11yo, 2008-2019, 54.8% – Distillery Only / Highland Whisky Festival

I got this sample in Jon Beach’s Advent Calendar, which I only started drinking this week, and only got in between Christmas and New Year’s. As usual, late to the party… Anyway, my good friend JPH (aka Shrek) and I … Continue reading

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Loch Ness Brewery’s Whisky Beers

About two and a half years ago we went to Scotland on our family holiday. Apart from spending a week on Skye, we also spent a week in the vicinity of Loch Ness. During our stay there I (obviously) had … Continue reading

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Port Ellen, 1978-1998, Rare Malts, 60.9%

As a bonus and since you have to go out on a bang Jon also poured me a dram of one of the many Port Ellens that he has in his collection. For some reason he decided to start collecting … Continue reading

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Brora 25, 1978 – 2004, 57% – SMWS

It’s been ages since I reviewed an SMWS bottling, but to be honest, it’s also been ages since I tried a really interesting one. This has nothing to do with a lack of interesting booze, but more an availability problem. … Continue reading

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Clynelish 17 Year Old, Manager’s Dram, 61.8%

This dram is legendary before I even tasted it. I don’t think anyone has tasted this without being blown away, and I am not necessarily talking about its intensity. Anyway, the fourth dram in my Fiddler’s adventure. It’s turning out … Continue reading

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Lagavulin 1995, Feis Ile 2013, 51%

As Jon told us in his post last Monday, he went to Feis Ile again this year for Port Ellen shenanigans. Thanks to that, and Diageo releasing a lot of bottles this year, he was able to procure a Lagavulin … Continue reading

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Highland Park, Batch 1, 44.7% – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

While everyone who was at the tasting at Maltstock was promised to be in on the selection process I never got these samples (damn you, mail man!). Which meant, I never tasted this dram even though a cartoony version of … Continue reading

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Queen Margot 8 years old – Lidl

When visiting Jon Beach last summer and after a day of ‘work’ at the local brewery, I was back at Fiddler’s for lunch a lot earlier than anticipated. The day of work didn’t consist of much, since their equipment was … Continue reading

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