Tag Archives: Highlands

Ben Nevis 1996-2020, 23yo, 47.6% – The Whisky Agency

The short hiatus of two weeks can mean only a few things. In this case it was all positive: summer holiday! This also gave me some time to finish some awesome samples and bottles I had sitting on the shelves … Continue reading

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Teaninich 20, 1999-2019, 49.7% – Michiel Wigman

This was the first bottling I got that was done by Michiel Wigman. Mr. Springbank, the embodiment of Dutch Whisky Connection, to me at least. To see a Teaninich bottled was something of a surprise, since it’s not a distillery … Continue reading

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Adelphi / Whisky Import Nederland Virtual Tasting

Last Friday I participated in the first virtual tasting for Adelphi and Whisky Import Nederland. The tasting was hosted by the Dutch importer and joined by Alex Bruce and Connal Mackenzie from Adelphi. We tried five different drams, four ‘whiskies’ … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 23, 1996-2020, 46.1% – WhiskyNerds

As with practically any 1996 Ben Nevis, and any WhiskyNerds bottling, you’re in for a treat. Now when these two forces combine, expectations get incredibly high. I recently received this samples from Floris and Bram, the WhiskyNerds themselves, and I … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 22, 1996-2018, 50.6% – Whisky-Doris / The Nose Art

With all that is happening in the world of whisky, there are fewer and fewer whiskies that truly have a singular character. There’s more and more homogenization happening with bulk bought barley, generic yeast strains, and even (in Diageo’s case) … Continue reading

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Old Pulteney 1990-2015, 53.7% – Cadenhead

I’m looking north again, in regards to whisky. Not necessarily to Scotland, which is entirely north of The Netherlands, but mostly to Orkney, Sutherland, Caithness and the Highland Council regions of Scotland. Distilleries like Balblair, Old Pulteney and Highland Park … 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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Ardmore 2008-2019, 10yo, 56.2% – Claxton’s for The Old Pipe

The Old Pipe, a whisky shop that I don’t visit nearly enough, released some single cask bottlings through Claxton’s last year. I happened to get samples of both of them and decided that it was high time for a review … Continue reading

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Glengoyne 1972-2015, 45.2% – Malts of Scotland Diamonds

When you happen to find something like this in the back of your cupboard, your heart skips a beat. There was so much awesome whisky in the seventies, that has now gotten so expensive that it’s a true rarity for … Continue reading

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Old Pulteney, 1999-2019, 19yo, 56.5% – Gordon & MacPhail

Last year, when this came out, it was quickly ramped up to be ‘the next best thing’. Generally, in the world of whisky, these things die down quickly, but in this case the ratings and reviews kept popping up, and … Continue reading

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