Tag Archives: Lowlands

The Return of the Queen

I like this guest-post thing, so when Tom van Engelen asked me if he could write one about Rosebank, one of his (and mine) favorite distilleries, I didn’t have to think about it for long! Read on!   A whisky … Continue reading

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Daftmill 2006, Summer Release, 46%

Daftmill is a very strange company. I think it’s the most old fashioned whisky distillery in Scotland, based on the limited information that I have. They’re a working farm, and distill in the slower seasons, with their own barley. Also, … Continue reading

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BTC #9: Auchetoshan 2008, 9yo, Handfilled, 59.9%

Another fairly dark whisky was up for guessing yesterday. Based on the whisky from the day before, it could only improve, right? Sniff: It starts with a bit of a rough sherry, and some sharpness. It’s quite fruity, but there … Continue reading

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BTC Sample 7, Glen Flagler 5yo, 40%

So, this is a weird one. I have no idea how something like this ended up in the competition, since it’s a bloody expensive whisky. As in, according to Whiskybase this’ll set you back over 800 euros. So, someone sold … Continue reading

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Auchentoshan 17, Bordeaux Cask Finish, 51%

Before the revamp of Auchentoshan years ago, they also had their series of special bottlings. In gorgeous off-white boxes with some proper age statements on them. There was a 16 year old Fresh Bourbon cask, an 18 year old Oloroso … Continue reading

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Bad ass whisky tasting at De Whiskykoning

Last Friday was the day I booked a tasting at my favorite whisky shop. We went to Den Bosch, to De Whiskykoning (who has a new web site, by the way) with some friends for the bad ass whisky tasting. … Continue reading

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Ailsa Bay, 48.9%

This, like last week’s Ladyburn, is a sample I got from Kevin Abrook during his Masterclass at Maltstock. Ailsa Bay is the newest malt whisky distillery in the William Grant & Sons company. Ailsa Bay is built up as part … Continue reading

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