Tag Archives: Free Sample

Two rums by The Duchess: Worthy Park (Jamaica) and Diamond (Guyana)

I’ve had these samples for a while but for some reason sitting down and reviewing them hadn’t happened yet. A shame, but let’s do a bit of catch-up! Diamond Distillery 17yo, 2003-2020, 59.3% – The Duchess (Hummingbirds) A little bit … Continue reading

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Dingle Single Malt, 46.3%

Yesterday a new Irish Single Malt whiskey was released by Dingle. It’s their first core whiskey, and therefore they released it with the hashtag #heretostay. There have been Dingle Single Malts before (Dingle Malt?) but those were batched released instead … Continue reading

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Clynelish 24, 1996-2020, Bourbon Hogshead WN001, 54.9% – WhiskyNerds

There’s a couple of these newish bottlers out there that are going for quality instead of quantity. Of course, officially they all go for quality, but I think y’all know what I mean when I say this. Most of them … Continue reading

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Ardmore 1988-2021, 32yo, 48.6% – Michiel Wigman, They Inspired II

One of the brightest stars among the firmament of new bottlers that have popped up the last couple of years must be Michiel Wigman. He’s world famous in The Netherlands and some countries around it for having one of the … Continue reading

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Back to basics with Glenfiddich

Sometimes you have to recalibrate your palate. All these bloggers tasting all kinds of exclusive whiskies, you can lose track of what the current standard is. We call stuff ‘good’, but what do we compare things to? Some tasters do … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 10, 2010-2020, Shiraz Cask 1800020, 56.7% – The Duchess

Contrary to my normal modus operandi, I’m actually ahead in tasting this whisky. Of course that is no coincidence, since the release of this review was more or less requested to be a little ahead of the actual release of … Continue reading

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The Brexiteer 27yo, 1991-2019, American Oak Barrel 7389, 46% – Whisky Center

The other sample I got sent from Whisky Center is The Brexiteer. A burnside blended malt, which we all know to be teaspooned Balvenie. Officially not a single malt but the amount of Glenfiddich in it is negligable, so it … Continue reading

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Craigellachie 2006-2021, Barrel 900942, 60.4% – Whisky Center (Ignatius I)

A couple of weeks ago Dirk Jan Keijser of Whisky Center kindly sent me some samples from a tasting pack he’s selling with Versaille Dranken in Nijmegen, if I’m not mistaken. It contained some Glenfiddichs which I still have to … Continue reading

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Blair Athol 2015-2020, Oloroso Hogshead 900093, 48% – Skene

Yet another incredibly young whisky from Skene. This time from Blair Athol distillery in Pitlochy. I visited the distillery about three and a half years ago. I only now realize that I never wrote a blogpost about it. I just … Continue reading

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Tomatin 2015-2020, First Fill Oloroso Cask 990461, 50% – Skene

Honestly, when this came in the mail I wasn’t too enthusiastic about it. A 4 or 5 year old Tomatin from a first fill sherry casks. That almost sounds like it’s just some over-fortified sherry in itself, right? Also, I … Continue reading

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