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Secret Highland 14yo, 2006-2020, Refill Sherry Hogshead 65, 53.2% – Whisky-Doris

I have a bit of a soft spot for pretty labels. Especially these Art Nouveau, absinthe style labels are things that always peak my interest. Luckily, I’ve tried enough whisky to not just go blindly by said label, but when … Continue reading

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Clynelish 23, 1995-2019, Refill Sherry Butt 11242, 56.4% – Signatory

At our last visit to the Hielander Whisky Festival, my father-in-law found another Clynelish he loved. He already has a weak spot for the distillery, and finding an exceptional one is always a treat. Of course, you don’t spend € … Continue reading

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A Fine Christmas Malt 2021, 16, 53.2% – The Whisky Exchange

It’s become an annual thing for The Whisky Exchange to release special bottlings for some holidays, or things that are seen as holidays. There’s the Christmas malt, and for Black Friday there’s been a release too, for the last couple … Continue reading

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Westport 12, 2004-2016, Sherry Butt 900053, 54.3% – Wilson & Morgan

This one has to start with a bit of clarity. Westport is a randomly chosen name used for certain blended malts. These blended malts are always (with a grain of salt, since there’s no definite certainty on it, due to … Continue reading

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“Ord Over 16”, Glen Ord, 16, 1998-2014, 42.5% – Dornoch Castle

Based on the label I was going for ‘That Boutique-u Whisky Company’, and based on the Dornoch / Thompson brothers I was going for that. Neither seems to hold any water and this is categorized as a random bottler on … Continue reading

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Balblair 8, 2012-2021, Sherry Cask 3232, 57.8% – Blackadder Raw Cask

This is a bottle I recently used in a tasting. I got it based on the fact that it scores ridiculously high on Whiskybase, if you know where to look. As it turns out, this is a split cask between … Continue reading

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Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 27, 1992-2020, Refill Sherry Butt, 42% – The Maltman

I don’t really try whiskies from the Maltman that often. It’s one of those bottlers that I know exists and releases rather high-scoring drams, most of the time. But when push comes to shove I often have to make a … Continue reading

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Secret Highland Distillery 34, 1985-2019, Hogshead, 47% – The Whisky Agency

A few years ago when a whisky was from an undisclosed distillery, that generally meant the bottle was a bit cheaper than its named counterparts. That is far less true now, since people have come to realize that the whisky … Continue reading

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Deanston 12, 2006-2019, Fino Cask 1608, 55%

Everytime when a whisky matured, or in this case finished, in a Fino Sherry cask pops up, my interest peaks. Apart from actually liking Fino Sherry, I find it imparts great flavors on whiskies through the reuse of the oak. … Continue reading

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Fettercairn 18, 1990-2009, Oloroso Quartercask 2902, 50%

I haven’t reviewed many Fettercairn on this blog, and it’s fair to say I haven’t tried many more either. It’s one of those distilleries that used to have a bit of a shitty reputation with their whisky being too funky, … Continue reading

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