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Chichibu IPA cask, 2017 edition, 57.5%

I have very limited experience with IPA cask whiskies. Mostly because there aren’t many around. And, honestly, if Glenfiddich’s version is anything to go by, that’s not a bad thing. I tried a sip of this whisky at Maltstock last … Continue reading

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White Horse, OB,1960s, no ABV

This sample comes from Jon Beach (of Fiddler’s fame), from a 6 liter bottle. Jon opened it during this year’s Feis Ile and sold samples for the Beatson Cancer Unit in Glasgow. A nice gesture if there ever was one, especially since … Continue reading

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Port Charlotte, 13yo, 2001-2015, Fresh Oloroso cask, 61.6% – Private Cask for Aart Appeldoorn

It’s been a while since I tried a Port Charlotte. It also seems the private casks and indie bottlings have gotten fewer in the last couple of  years (maybe since Remy Cointreau took over?), but I got this sample from … Continue reading

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Loch Ness Brewery’s Whisky Beers

About two and a half years ago we went to Scotland on our family holiday. Apart from spending a week on Skye, we also spent a week in the vicinity of Loch Ness. During our stay there I (obviously) had … Continue reading

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Port Ellen, 1978-1998, Rare Malts, 60.9%

As a bonus and since you have to go out on a bang Jon also poured me a dram of one of the many Port Ellens that he has in his collection. For some reason he decided to start collecting … Continue reading

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Brora 25, 1978 – 2004, 57% – SMWS

It’s been ages since I reviewed an SMWS bottling, but to be honest, it’s also been ages since I tried a really interesting one. This has nothing to do with a lack of interesting booze, but more an availability problem. … Continue reading

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Clynelish 17 Year Old, Manager’s Dram, 61.8%

This dram is legendary before I even tasted it. I don’t think anyone has tasted this without being blown away, and I am not necessarily talking about its intensity. Anyway, the fourth dram in my Fiddler’s adventure. It’s turning out … Continue reading

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Lagavulin 1995, Feis Ile 2013, 51%

As Jon told us in his post last Monday, he went to Feis Ile again this year for Port Ellen shenanigans. Thanks to that, and Diageo releasing a lot of bottles this year, he was able to procure a Lagavulin … Continue reading

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Highland Park, Batch 1, 44.7% – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

While everyone who was at the tasting at Maltstock was promised to be in on the selection process I never got these samples (damn you, mail man!). Which meant, I never tasted this dram even though a cartoony version of … Continue reading

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Queen Margot 8 years old – Lidl

When visiting Jon Beach last summer and after a day of ‘work’ at the local brewery, I was back at Fiddler’s for lunch a lot earlier than anticipated. The day of work didn’t consist of much, since their equipment was … Continue reading

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