Tag Archives: Highlands

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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Ben Nevis 24, 1996-2021, Hogshead 1408, 45.6% – Wu Dram Clan

It took some doing and the sample that Wu Dram Clan sent me has now seen more of Europe than I have in the last decade, but eventually it arrived home. Of course, it was a rather highly anticipated whisky, … Continue reading

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The Ghost Piper of Clanyard Bay

Recently a new brand of whiskies was brought to my attention (Thanks, Tom) from a bottler called ‘Fable’. I had never heard of them, but what I found out was that they had just released a set of five whiskies … Continue reading

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Tomatin 21, 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrels, 46% – OB for Travel Retail

With things being as they are, this seems a completely random bottle to buy, but somehow I did buy it. I planned to use it last year, in a tasting of some sort, but ended up not doing that for … Continue reading

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Dalmore 11, 2001-2012, Virgin European Cask 6984, 52.1% – Creative Whisky Company

Even though the Creative Whisky Company no longer exists, their bottlings are still around and in quite some cases, still rather affordable. This one, even though it’s been out there for nine years and was well received, is still available … Continue reading

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Ardmore 19, 1992-2011, Bourbon cask 9464, 49.3% – Single Malts of Scotland

Yup, another Ardmore. I love it. The fact that it’s a peated whisky that tastes different than the most famous peated whiskies from Islay, and that they don’t push the peat to the brink of the ashtray sits very well … Continue reading

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Tomatin 16, 2001-2017, Bourbon cask 1153, 52.5% – Cooper’s Choice

Tomatin is one of those distilleries that makes rather okay whisky, never bad, but also not often stellar. However, they do some very interesting things every now and then. They did a range of different sherry casks a few years … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 19, 1999-2018, 46.5% – WhiskyBroker

WhiskyBroker is one of the more affordable bottlers out there, together with brands like The Ultimate and such. The brand started its existence when the Bladnoch Forum bottlings stopped, which also was a rather erratic, but always affordable bottler. The … Continue reading

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