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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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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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Secret Orkney 1999-2019, 51.9% – Michiel Wigman

Michiel planned to do another two releases this year, and right after he emailed the participants that he couldn’t find casks of a high enough quality, these two popped up, so here they are. Or at least, here’s one of … Continue reading

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Blended Malt, 18yo, 46.6% – Whiskybase

As we know by now, Whiskybase releases a whisky for every 10,000 whiskies added to their database. The last one that was released is a blended malt of 18 years old, at a very limited ABV of 46.6%. What we … Continue reading

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Highland Park Viking Scars, 10yo, 40%

I seriously cannot remember when I last bought a modern 40% whisky. Also, I cannot remember when I bought anything this regularly available. However, Serge’s 90 point review got me intrigued, and I was lucky enough to score a sample … Continue reading

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Two Highland Park from 2002

Recently, Highland Park have started to be a lot more prolific in private cask releases. There’s still a slew of ‘Undisclosed Orkney’ going around, but I’m 99% sure that that is all Highland Park too, just without the official label … Continue reading

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Highland Park 15, 2003-2019, 58.2% – Wu Dram Clan

So, Highland Park seems to have found their spot with single cask releases! A few years ago everybody was releasing ‘an Orkney whisky’, and now we’re getting Official Bottlings for chains of stores, single stores, clubs, whisky bars and whatnot. … Continue reading

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Orkney 18yo, 54.6% – The Whisky Exchange’s Black Friday

Yet another embargoed sample, which is something The Whisky Exchange loves to do. It works. I get all giddy when it comes in, and they get a lot of press on the day the whisky actually comes out. This entire … Continue reading

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Highland Park 18, 1999-2018, 53.6% – Berry Brothers & Rudd

I was discussing a trip to Scotland I’m planning for winter with a friend, with said friend. We were debating whether or not to fly to Glasgow and do the Arran/Campbeltown/Fort William trip or to fly to Inverness and venture … Continue reading

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A dram in the morning

Over the last decade I have read a lot about whisky. About the production process, the background and history of distilleries and (semi)scientific writings about which molecules have which influence during fermentation and maturation. In many whisky books and magazines … Continue reading

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