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North British 25, 1991, Virgin Heavy Toast Mediam Char Oak Butt, 63.9% – SMWS (G1.15, Could Pacify a Mob)

That’s a new one, as far as cask descriptors go! One of these samples that I found on my sample shelf, and a grain whisky to boot. Apart from ‘SMWS G1.15’ there was nothing on the label, so I had … Continue reading

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Cameronbridge 1974 and North of Scotland 1971 by Boogieman Import

Last week Stefan van der Boog, the BOOGieman himself asked me if I would like to review the two new Single Grain Whiskies he just released under his own label. Of course, that’s flattering, and knowing these are from several … Continue reading

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Girvan 27, 1989-2017, Bourbon Barrel 167863, 51.4% – Càrn Mòr Celebration of the Cask

Let’s start with a disclaimer. I generally don’t care much for grain whisky. In most cases, especially in the last eight years or so, I consider it to be bottled too young. Before then, there were lots of really tasty … Continue reading

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Watt Whisky, the second wave

I’ve not really kept track of it, but as far as I am aware, the following five whiskies were the second batch of bottlings that were made available recently. An easy check of their website says the following whiskies are … Continue reading

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De Whiskykoning’s Bottoms Up 2019

As is tradition for Rob Stevens of De Whiskykoning, he hosted his annual Bottoms Up tasting yesterday. The second Sunday in January is an afternoon to be reckoned with, and this year was no different from before. Of course, it’s … Continue reading

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1959 times two

This time around, Tom found another two ancient samples in his cupboard. That means we’re going back to ‘proper’ whisky, after the Loch Ewe shenanigans from last time!   The year 1959 has gotten so far out of sight, it … Continue reading

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Invergordon 44, 1974-2018, 51.6% – The Whisky Show Exclusive (Future Future)

After the Past Future, and the Present Future, we get to the last part of the triptych. The future, as the guys at The Whisky Show’s organisation expect the future to be in the future. I’m once again very close … Continue reading

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Bad-ass Whisky Night #2 at De Whiskykoning

Last year I thought it was a good idea to organize a whisky tasting at Whiskyslijterij De Koning in Den Bosch. We already held an annual ‘winter whisky tasting’ there in November, with a line-up of six peated whiskies, focusing … Continue reading

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Invergordon 1973-2016, 43yo, 52.4% – Liquid Art with Beacon Spirits

A while ago I reviewed a German cherry brandy from Beacon Spirits. In that same batch of samples I got a 1973 Invergordon. A bottler suddenly bottling a 1973 Invergordon is no longer a surprise since there have been several … Continue reading

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Invergordon 1972-2016, 43yo, 49.8% – WhiskyNerds

Apparently a sizable batch of Invergordon casks has been released from the warehouses of Martin Armstrong. A while ago he released a few on his own WhiskyBroker label, and one was bottled for Whiskybase, for their database containing 70,000 whiskies. … Continue reading

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