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Lagavulin 1997, 21yo, 56.6% – OB for Boris, Floris, Bram, Sebastian, Ronny, Rolf

I don’t know four of the six people mentioned in the title, but the other two (Bram and Floris) are the guys behind WhiskyNerds, and fellow Usquebaugh Society club members. What I also know is that they’ve bottled some amazing … Continue reading

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The Whisky Exchange Christmas Malt, Glenfarclas, 17yo, 58.7%

Yesterday a brand new sample arrived from The Whisky Exchange. It was their Christmas Malt for the upcoming festive season. According to their own press release it is “a 17-year-old Speyside from the canonical mystery family-owned distillery”.  Quite a clear … Continue reading

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Old Pulteney 2004-2018, Cask 128, 62.1% – OB for The Whisky Exchange

Old Pulteney is an underrated distillery, in most cases. People now know that older versions, like the 1990 or 1989 that won Jim Murray’s Best Whisky thingy, are good, but there’s a lot more that’s good from the Wick distillery. … Continue reading

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Croftengea (Loch Lomond) 2008-2018, 9yo, 54.8% – OB for The Whisky Exchange

The Whisky Exchange have been bottling some nice stuff over the last couple of months. The most recent one, apart from this Croftengea, is an Old Pulteney from 2004, which I *just* realized I haven’t reviewed yet. Shame on me. … Continue reading

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Caroni 20yo, 1998-2018, 64.6% – The Duchess

The guys at The Duchess seem to be on the rum train! I talked to Nils about this and he told this was mostly due to availability. The whisky market is booming and therefore caskes are scarce. With rum this … Continue reading

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Travellers Distillery 10yo, Belize, 66.6% – The Duchess Rum

My whisky buddy Nils keeps releasing some nice casks of high end, and in this case high ABV, booze. Well, actually, Best of Wines in Bussum is, but he is more or less in charge of the spirits there. This … Continue reading

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Kilchoman 2007, 10yo, Sherry cask, 58.5% – The Whisky Exchange Exclusive

The first non-Springbank review of the year! I’ve not been blogging as much as I’d like, but let’s just hope to remedy that soon. Earlier this week I got a package from The Whisky Exchange containing a sample of this … Continue reading

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