Tag Archives: Islands

Arran 19, 1996-2015, 48.8% – Gleann Mór A Rare Find

Gleann Mór is one of those bottlers that are not available in The Netherlands, as far as I know. What put them on my radar quite a few years ago was that they bottled a Lagavulin. It’s virtually unheard of … Continue reading

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Ledaig 2007-2015, 8yo, 52.3% – Beacon Spirits

It’s with shame that I start this review. I got this sample from Bert Dexters, of Beacon Spirits, years ago and have completely missed it in reviewing. My sincere apologies, Bert. A young Ledaig as we have seen quite regularly … Continue reading

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Ledaig 1995-2020, 24yo, 46.4% – WhiskyNerds

It seems that a lot of bottlers are getting their hands on casks of Ledaig lately. And contrary to what was happening almost a decade ago, these casks aren’t shit. There were great ones by The Whisky Kingdom/Duckhammers and The … Continue reading

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Ledaig 25, 1995-2020, 48.5% – The Whisky Agency

It’s been a while since I had anything from The Whisky Agency, but recently I got the opportunity to buy some bottles and I did. I bought the 25 year old Ledaig, and a 23 year old Ben Nevis. The … Continue reading

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Talisker 15, 57.3% – Diageo Special Releases 2019

The Diageo Special Releases are always a thing to look forward to as summer approaches. As in, that’s generally when the announcement happens or there is some marketing leak in which they releases are listed. When it happened last year, … Continue reading

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Talisker 18, 2019 release, 45.8%

When I started drinking whisky, about 15 years ago, we went straight from Glenfiddich 12 to Talisker 18 and Caol Ila 18. Let’s say I’ve never been sensible about whisky, or money. Anyway, back then this whisky made tremendous impact … Continue reading

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Blended Malt, 18yo, 46.6% – Whiskybase

As we know by now, Whiskybase releases a whisky for every 10,000 whiskies added to their database. The last one that was released is a blended malt of 18 years old, at a very limited ABV of 46.6%. What we … Continue reading

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Highland Park Viking Scars, 10yo, 40%

I seriously cannot remember when I last bought a modern 40% whisky. Also, I cannot remember when I bought anything this regularly available. However, Serge’s 90 point review got me intrigued, and I was lucky enough to score a sample … Continue reading

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Two Highland Park from 2002

Recently, Highland Park have started to be a lot more prolific in private cask releases. There’s still a slew of ‘Undisclosed Orkney’ going around, but I’m 99% sure that that is all Highland Park too, just without the official label … Continue reading

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Highland Park 15, 2003-2019, 58.2% – Wu Dram Clan

So, Highland Park seems to have found their spot with single cask releases! A few years ago everybody was releasing ‘an Orkney whisky’, and now we’re getting Official Bottlings for chains of stores, single stores, clubs, whisky bars and whatnot. … Continue reading

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