Tag Archives: Highlands

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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Inchgower 1985-2005, 20yo, 60.8% – Usquebaugh Society

A few years ago when I was still a member of the Usquebaugh Society, a few of the older club bottlings popped up at some whisky shops in The Netherlands. There was a Clynelish, I believe a Caol Ila (which … Continue reading

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Teaninich 17yo, 58.3% – The Manager’s Dram

In the past, Diageo sometimes let their distillery managers select a cask from the warehouse for a line of bottlings. The most recent exercise in this was the Manager’s Choice, which was a huge flop by any measure. Some of … Continue reading

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Hey there, 2020!

While technically the new decade only starts next year, we’ve still moved from the tens to the twenties last week and that is much more noticeable than 2020 to 2021 is going to be. So, to get things going: Happy … Continue reading

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anCnoc 18yo, 46%

It’s been ages since I tried an anConc, and this one wasn’t recent either. Last year, when I was still a member of the Usquebaugh Society, I participated in the Blind Tasting Competition, and this was dram number one. Of … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 27, 1990-2018, 58.9% – Le Gus’t

Be warned, this is going to be one of those contrary reviews that I’ve been doing lately. When I did the Ben Nevis bottle-share, almost 18 months ago, I also picked up this port pipe ‘finished’ 27 year old with … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 1996-2015, 46% – Cooper’s Choice

A few years the Cooper’s Choice brand was revamped and got a lot more shelf space in The Netherlands. I even managed to pick up a bottle or two and there was even a dedicated tasting in Krommenie. Well, dedicated … Continue reading

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