Tag Archives: Islay

Lagavulin 19, Feis Ile 2019, Sherry Treated American Oak Casks, 53.8%

Another Lagavulin for Feis Ile! I knew I had this on the shelf, and I had carefully sipped from my sample before, but never got around to writing a review yet. A good thing that a holiday came up a … Continue reading

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Lagavulin 13, Feis Ile 2021, High Char Port Finish, 56.1%

Another one I dug up from the sample shelf recently. I’ve been putting it of to review this one, mostly because I wanted to give it proper time and attention. This high regard I have for Lagavulins bottled from Feis … Continue reading

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Bunnahabhain 33, 1980-2013, Bourbon Barrel, 45% – James MacArthur

It’s been a minute since I tasted something new of a vintage like this! With older stocks depleting, older vintages become more rare as we go. Of course, that has always been the case, but I think in the future … Continue reading

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Port Ellen 27, 1983-2010, Refill Butt 517, 59% – Signatory Vintage

It’s been a while since I tried a Port Ellen. Not overly surprising with the distillery being closed for 40 years now. And because of that I expect that the frequency will go down further, until it hits the frequency … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 15, 2006-2022, 53.3% – Michiel Wigman ‘They Inspired III’

In the third year of Michiel Wigman’s independent bottling carreer, the labels veered towards whisky icons, in this case showcasting Geert Bero from Belgium. You might know him from several festivals, Oldies & Goldies Whisky and Hotel Bero in Oostende. … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 11, 2010-2022, First Fill Bourbon Barrel 321701, 56.9% – Archives

Apart from starting to look like the Archives fanboy channel over here, I do really enjoy almost everything they put out. I say almost, because I like some whiskies better than others, but I have to admit that nothing ‘bad’ … Continue reading

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Bowmore 17, 2002-2019, Bourbon Hogshead, 53.6% – Cadenhead

Over a decade ago I visited quite a lot of whisky tastings at De Whiskykoning in Den Bosch. Even back then, when a 6 to 10 year old Bowmore from around 2000/2002 came out from bottlers like The Ultimate or … Continue reading

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Williamson 2010-2020, Refill Barrel twj-Lph01, 52.2% – The Whisky Jury

And yes, of course this is Laphroaig. Williamson is a regular name for undisclosed Laphroaig, named after Bessie Williamson, the distillery manager at Laphroaig from the Second World War to 1972, with her also being owner of the place since … Continue reading

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Lagavulin 11, Charred Oak Casks, 46% – Offerman 3rd Edition

So, finally these have become available in The Netherlands. The previous two batches weren’t and that annoyed me to no end. And yes, I’m a bit of a Nick Offerman fan, and not just because of Ron Swanson in Parks … Continue reading

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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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