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Arran 13, Peated Pinot Noir Cask, 56% – OB for The Netherlands

Look at me reviewing a recent release of which I wasn’t sent a sample! That never happens! Anyway, this one popped up a few weeks ago on the shelves of Dutch whisky shops. It stood out because it being a … Continue reading

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Skara Brae 16, 2005-2021, Bourbon cask 22, 57% – Cooper’s Choice

Skara Brae automatically involved the islands of Orkney, even if it wasn’t mentioned on the label. It’s the 4000 year old settlement uncovered on the ‘mainland’ of Orkney. And with this being an undisclosed Orkney whisky, we can safely state … Continue reading

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Secret Orkney 2007-2022, 50.8% – Michiel Wigman ‘They Inspired III’

In the 2022 series of They Inspired we find the second Secret Orkney bottling done by Michiel Wigman. Also, it is yet another Secret Orkney after several releases that have been done over the last couple of months by familiar … Continue reading

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Talisker 25, 2006 release, 56.9%

I emptied this bottle a little while ago. It was a very nice thing to do because drinking whisky of this level is always a pleasure. It was also a very unfun thing to do, because it’s not something that … Continue reading

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Jura ‘Two-One-Two’ 13, 2006-2019, American White Oak Barrels, 47.5%

It’s not often that I try whisky from the Isle of Jura (distillery). From the early onset of my whisky fanaticism I’ve not held much love for Jura. In some cases I figured I had to get over that and … Continue reading

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Secret Orkney 17, 2004-2022, Butt 13, 49.4% – WhiskyNerds

It’s been a full month since my last post on here, but more on that later. Holidays happened in the meantime, and when I got back home there was a lovely little sample of this Highland Park whisky waiting for … Continue reading

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Isle of Jura 14, 1995-2010, Refill Bourbon Barrel 3199, 57.8% – Gordon & MacPhail

Ah, the infamous Isle of Jura distillery. On the island of ‘one’. One road, one town, one way there, one hotel, one distillery, one million deer. I was there in 2018. We were on the street across from the distillery … Continue reading

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Tobermory 21, Oloroso Finish, 46.3%

The second whisky from the autumn tasting, which seems to be well timed for a review since it’s about 30 degrees out here, is this Tobermory. A bottling that’s been available for a couple of years by now, and once … Continue reading

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The best of 2021

Apart from looking back, using hindsight to evaluate what happened on a more generic level, there was of course a lot of booze last year. In The Netherlands bottle-shops are in the same legal category as supermarkets and other foodstuff … Continue reading

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Breath of the Isles 14, 1993-2007, Refill Hogshead 3746, 57% – Adelphi

Of course, this is an undisclosed single malt whisky. Adelphi has (or used to have) a slew of them in the ‘Breath of…’ series. Islay, Speyside, the Highlands. The only two regions not covered are the Lowlands and Campbeltown, for … Continue reading

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