Tag Archives: Highlands

Houses Tyrell, Greyjoy, Lannister, and the Night’s Watch

So, rather counterintuitively, I got excited by the Game of Thrones whiskies. Generally I steer clear of those highly marketed, media tie-in things, but in this case the media tie-in is something I was rather enthusiastic about. Of course, I … Continue reading

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Balblair 1999-2017, 3rd release, 46%

Recently Balblair have switched to using age statements instead of vintages. I can understand the marketing effectiveness of it, since vintages don’t really mean anything unless you also clearly state when something was bottled. This one, however, was bottled in … Continue reading

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Balblair 2002-2015, 55.1% – Handfilled at the distillery

Handfilled at the distillery, unfortunately not by myself. Balblair is a bit of a strange brand, from a Dutch perspective. The brand is known, but quite rare to see on the shelf of a regular bottle shop. Even most of … Continue reading

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Tomatin 1997-2014, 51% – The Whisky Agency / Liquid Library

When this came out I was planning a trip to Scotland with a couple of friends for the end of 2015. Also, Tomatin was suddenly widely available with some really good bottlings, so I decided to pick one up. What … Continue reading

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Inchmurrin 1996-2018, 51% – Malts of Scotland

I was just checking, but I’ve not reviewed an Inchmurrin since the triptych from the Whisky Nerds came out last year. I’ve had some in between and even guessed on right in a blind tasting I was at, a few … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? Double casking…

My friend Tom van Engelen has written another one of his posts comparing whiskies that should never be compared. Does a name really influence your experience of a whisky? I am not well acquainted with all those Viking expressions from Highland … Continue reading

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Glenmorangie 19, Finest Reserve, 43%

I somehow don’t review too many Glenmorangies, while I do really like the distillery’s output. This not reviewing many is mostly because their core range is very stable and they don’t do too many special releases. Also, a lot of … Continue reading

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