Tag Archives: Islay

Lagavulin 1997, 21yo, 56.6% – OB for Boris, Floris, Bram, Sebastian, Ronny, Rolf

I don’t know four of the six people mentioned in the title, but the other two (Bram and Floris) are the guys behind WhiskyNerds, and fellow Usquebaugh Society club members. What I also know is that they’ve bottled some amazing … Continue reading

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Have you ever tasted Loch Ewe?

Tom van Engelen found another weird sample in his cupboard and decided to write about it. At some length, as we’ve come to expect. Fun additional fact: The Loch Ewe Distillery and the accompanying hotel appear to be for sale … Continue reading

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Lagavulin, Islay Jazz Festival 2017, 57.6%

About a year ago Benny, from our whisky club, went to Islay and I asked him to pick up some bottles for me. This was one of them, but I never got around to properly reviewing it yet. Yesterday I … Continue reading

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Does the re-opening of distilleries bereave us of nostalgia?

Once more Tom van Engelen has written a post reminiscing about booze with a dram in hand. This time his train of thought got sparked by an old bottling of Port Ellen! Once I knew a man who thought it … Continue reading

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Octomore 08.2/167ppm, 2008-2017, 8yo, 58.4%

Slowly but surely slightly older Octomore are being released. In the case of Octomore it’s a bit weird since the age on the label will not entirely reflect a decent price point. Mostly because producing the whisky is ridiculously expensive. … Continue reading

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Some Ardbeg and some realizations

The best way to describe this here blog is ‘whisky ramblings’. I don’t consider myself to be a very capable whisky taster, with inconsistencies over the years at best. Every now and then my preferences change and with it, my … Continue reading

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Love and hate for Lagavulin

That’s some title, isn’t it? Hate is quite overstated, but I have to lure unsuspecting readers in some way, don’t I? Anyway, the third and last distillery we toured while on Islay a few weeks ago was Lagavulin. I did … Continue reading

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