Tag Archives: Islands

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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Best of Wines’ Blind Tasting Competition #4

The last leg of the Blind Tasting Competition, or maybe the last tripod, since there’s another three reviews below. In this batch there are two bottlings I had before, but only one of them I recognized. That made up for … Continue reading

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A Fine Christmas Malt 2021, 16, 53.2% – The Whisky Exchange

It’s become an annual thing for The Whisky Exchange to release special bottlings for some holidays, or things that are seen as holidays. There’s the Christmas malt, and for Black Friday there’s been a release too, for the last couple … Continue reading

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Arran 15, 2005-2021, Bourbon Barrel 800411, 55.2% – 12 Barrels

12 Barrels, as said in previous posts, is not really a bottler. It’s a group of friends who’ve decided to buy some casks of whisky (12, by my guess…) and bottle that for themselves. Of course, you end up with … Continue reading

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Isle of Raasay 3, 2017+2018-2021, Batch R-01, 46.4%

I didn’t put the cask type in the title, since there has to be something left for the post itself too. This, apparently, is a mix of rye whisky and bordeaux casks, but there are also chinkapin oak casks in … Continue reading

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