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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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GlenAllachie 24, 1995-2020, Hogshead 23, 55.1% – The Duchess

Earlier this week I got a sample in the mail of a to-be-released GlenAllachie, and today is the day that it’s available from various shops. Let’s start by expressing a bit of gratitude towards Nils of Best of Wines/Best of … Continue reading

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Black Tartan 1988-2020, Hogshead 00016, 48% – Black Tartan Limited

A while ago I was contacted by Skene Whisky, and Black Tartan Whisky if I would like to receive a sample for reviewing. He didn’t initially mention what the sample was about, but it had been ages since I was … Continue reading

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Black Friday 2020, 50.5% – The Whisky Exchange

It’s pretty incredible how quickly traditions form. This is only the fourth year for The Whisky Exchange to be releasing their Black Friday whisky. Yet, I somehow knew it was coming, even in a year like this. What did surprise … Continue reading

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Ledaig 2007-2015, 8yo, 52.3% – Beacon Spirits

It’s with shame that I start this review. I got this sample from Bert Dexters, of Beacon Spirits, years ago and have completely missed it in reviewing. My sincere apologies, Bert. A young Ledaig as we have seen quite regularly … Continue reading

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Ten Cane 11 years old, 2008-2019, 63% – The Duchess ‘Hummingbirds’

Normally I would have been happy with a sample arriving in the mail from the rather excellent rums bottled by The Duchess. Also normally, I wouldn’t really be in the know of upcoming bottlings unless Nils announced them to me. … Continue reading

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Ledaig 1995-2020, 24yo, 46.4% – WhiskyNerds

It seems that a lot of bottlers are getting their hands on casks of Ledaig lately. And contrary to what was happening almost a decade ago, these casks aren’t shit. There were great ones by The Whisky Kingdom/Duckhammers and The … Continue reading

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