Tag Archives: Islay

Lagavulin 30, 1991-2022, PX/Oloroso seasoned oak, 44.3% – OB ‘Casks of Distinction’

Apart from some cask samples at the Warehouse Tasting at the distillery, I don’t think I ever had a Lagavulin this old. In fact, I know that for sure. Of course, that’s not too surprising with there only being six … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 15, Feis Ile 2022, Refill and Virgin American Oak, 55.2%

Even though I have a sample of this lined up somewhere, Tom van Engelen beat me to it by writing this tasting notes, and sending them to me for publication. Freak out with Caol Ila Sawdust The Festival of Malt … Continue reading

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Earlskine – Your Whisky Destination

In northern Germany, in Oldenburg there is a shop called ‘Whisky Erlebnis‘. They focus their inventory towards the luxurious side of things with all kinds of whiskies, gin, rum, cigars and more. They’re fairly new to the world of whisky, … Continue reading

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Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, 2 Bunnahabhains by Boogieman Import

Apart from the story of Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, there is some background to be given to the whiskies here. In this case, the whiskies are two very different sides to the same coin, sort of. Both are Bunnahabhains, … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 10, 2011-2022, Sherry Hogshead 5846, 57.5% – WhiskyNerds

It’s been a while but it is time for another WhiskyNerds bottling. A cask selected by Bram and Floris for the Dutch market, and in that market only selected retailers. Mostly, that boils down to the shops that the Nerds … Continue reading

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2x Port Charlotte 2008, Head to Head once more

After the recent Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Head to Head, I decided to give these two Port Charlotte whiskies the same treatment. Both are bottled by Dutch whisky clubs, one by 12 Barrels, one by WGM. Both are distilled in … Continue reading

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Laphroaig 10, Cask Strength Batch #014, 58.6%

Generally, when official 10 year old Laphroaigs come out, they sell out instantly. Or at least, that was the premise to me, when I decided to get myself one of these. One half, to be exact, since my bottle was … Continue reading

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Bruichladdich 8, 2011-2019, Bourbon Cask #150, 65.8% – Lady of the Glen

I doubt if I ever had a dram from Lady of the Glen before. Probably, but not one I remember without doing more research into old tasting notes. Anyway, it’s a bottler, like there are many. Even though there are … Continue reading

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Secret Islay 10, 2011-2021, Port Barrique, 53.3% – Michiel Wigman ‘East meets West’

As it turns out, this is not the first Secret Islay I review this week. It is not even the first Secret Islay at exactly 53.3% ABV I review this week! Not that I review that much, but merely a … Continue reading

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A Secret Islay Distillery 8yo, 2013-2021, PX Hogshead, 53.3% – Wu Dram Clan

The new year has only just begun (although a sixth has already passed) and Wu Dram Clan is on a roll again. Two grain whiskies and two single malts, the latter two from Islay. I decided to get a bottle … Continue reading

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