Tag Archives: Islay

Octomore 11.1, 5 years old, 2014-2020, 59.4%, 139.6ppm

So, no bridge between weeks of reviews this time. Can’t think of anything that isn’t ridiculously far fetched. This Octomore is peated to 139.6 ppm. If my information is correct, that the is the amount of phenols measured in the … Continue reading

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Bruichladdich 12, 2008-2021, Barrel 1710, 59.6% – Archives for the Whiskybase Shop

After last week’s Islay theme, I wanted to do an Archives theme this week. As in, not necessarily Archives, but things from Whiskybase, since they also release stuff under that label. I guess a transition should be done by doing … Continue reading

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Ardbeg Traigh Bhan, Batch 1, 19yo, 2000-2019, 46.2%

Older Ardbeg isn’t exactly as rare as you’d expect it to be. And, compared to quite some other distilleries, it’s not even that ridiculously priced. Of course, it’s expensive, but at approximately 20 years old, they tend to clock in … Continue reading


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Bruichladdich 1986-1996, 57.2% – Scott’s Selection

So, three days ago I talked about starting off 2023 with reviews of some Islay whiskies. Somehow, in my mind this transformed into a week of ‘old’ Islay whiskies and that is obviously not something I can keep up. There … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 32, 1990-2022, Refill American Hogshead, 51.5% – Cask of Distinction

Sometimes people go ballistic when it comes to bottling luxurious hooch. In this case we should point the blame at Wu Dram Clan, but not only them. Bram and Floris of The Whisky Nerds are guilty of this one too, … Continue reading

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Unnamed Islay 30, 1991-2022, Bourbon Barrel 2674, 51.4% – Signatory Vintage for Wu Dram Clan

To celebrate their third anniversary, Wu Dram Clan released three very different whiskies. A Caperdonich, a Glenburgie and an Unnamed Islay. The Islay one is reviewed today, the other two will follow shortly, but with a week of Islay whiskies … Continue reading

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Laphroaig 25, 2016 edition, 48.6%

To start off 2023 I’m going to review some old Islay whiskies. Some of them are from my own collection, others are from samples I got sent in December and didn’t get around to because I had a cold for … Continue reading

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Distilled at an Islay Distillery, 2008-2022, 53.9%, Wu Dram Clan Community

For some distilleries there is a great vintage. For others, there seem to be nothing but great vintages. At least, if you don’t count the entire 1980s decade. Of course, with a whisky called ‘Kilarrow Parish Church Bowmore’ as a … 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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Bowmore 21, PX and Oloroso casks, 51.8% – Aston Martin thingy

Sometimes whiskies just stand out for their branding. Like this series by Bowmore, with some kind of an Aston Martin tie in, and luxurious screen printed bottles… I didn’t really dive into it, as to why this tie in exists, … Continue reading

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