Tag Archives: Highlands

Royal Lochnagar 30, 1974-2004, 56.2% – Rare Malts

And once again, I managed to find a bridge between one week and the next. This week we’re switching to the Highlands instead of Speyside. We do so through last week’s review of a Benromach from the Rare Malts series, … Continue reading

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Highland Malt Whisky 11, 2010-2022, Barrel 2534, 58.1% – Whiskybase Gathering 2022

It is a public secret that this whisky is an 11 year old Clynelish. Not always do you get to know which distillery a ‘secret <enter region here>’ whisky is from, but in this case, Whiskybase didn’t really hide it. … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 9, 2012-2022, Manzanilla cask, 59.6% – King Cask

Ben Nevis is hugely popular nowadays, with their regular 10 year old being one of the best entry level whiskies out there. That is, if you can get it. However, I tend to steer away from the plethora of young … Continue reading

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Glenlochy 1979-2012, Refill Sherry Hogshead RO/12/04, 46% – Gordon & MacPhail

I only ever had one bottle of Glenlochy in my collection. I got it after reading about ‘Whisky of the land‘ in one of the April Fools articles on WhiskySponge, which is a very good article that I sometimes even … Continue reading

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Thalassa Whisky 10, 2011-2022, 55% – King Cask

Another one of those weird whiskies from King Cask. And by weird I am talking about the way it came to be instead of the actual whisky. This one, with an ‘Origin near the Falls of Bruar’, or as is … Continue reading

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Glenesk 5, 40% – Wm. Sanderson & Son

Another very old bottling, with this 5 year old Glenesk. The distillery closed in 1985, so the bottling itself is at least 32 years old by now. My first experience with this distillery was at a festival in Vlissingen, when … Continue reading

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Teaninich 20, 1999-2019, Hogshead 307938, 55.7% – Archives

Teaninich is one of the work horse distilleries of Diageo, situated in Alness where I happened to reside for a couple of days at the end of October. Didn’t go to the distillery though, since they don’t receive visitors and … Continue reading

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Flora & Fauna Classics, revisited by Tom van Engelen

Once more Tom has kindly supplied us with some nice reviews of things I normally don’t have on my radar. In this case, it’s a trio of Flora & Fauna releases by Diageo. With a Blair Athol, still regularly available, … Continue reading

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Ardmore 18, 2003-2021, Sherry Cask, 51.9% – Maltbarn

According to some, Maltbarn is one of the best bottlers of the moment. There are others in the higher echelons, of course, but Maltbarn is up there too. This Ardmore, which I bought when it came out some time ago, … Continue reading

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Blair Athol 10, 2011-2021, 3 Red Wine Barriques, 50% – Uncharted Whisky Co.

I know where I got a sample of this, but I can’t for the life of me remember why. As in, I like Blair Athol well enough, but why on earth would I spend money (if I did) on a … Continue reading

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