Tag Archives: Lowlands

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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Auchentoshan 1990-2014, 23yo, 47.7% – Archives (Indian Ducks)

Auchentoshan and me have a bit of a weird history. Not a long one, mind. When I started my whisky journey and bought loads of starter whiskies, I really like Auchentoshan 10. Since there was so much out there, there … Continue reading

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Rosebank 1990-2010, 59.3% – SMWS (25.57)

Strangely, there is barely any information on this bottling on the internet. As in, none. I do get some Asian search results, but as you might expect I can’t really work with that. Anyway, we had this sample as the … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition day 18: Auchentoshan 1998-2014, 16yo, 59.1% – Malts of Scotland

Today is a weird day. It’s the last day of the competition and I’m sucking every step of the way. My highest score is 50 points, which was for a whisky of which I had the region right and was … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition Day 7: Ailsa Bay 3yo, 68.3% – Malts of Scotland

Malts of Scotland released this whisky last year and I wanted to get it, but somehow didn’t. It went rather quickly when it came out that this ‘Images of Ayrshire – Dalrymple Bridge’ turned out to be Ailsa Bay. As … Continue reading

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Littlemill 25, Oloroso Sherry cask finish, 50.4% – Private Cellar Edition

A while ago a call was launched on Facebook and Twitter to find people willing to taste and blog about the new Littlemill 25 year old that’s just been released. Obviously, a lot of bloggers reacted and so did I. … Continue reading

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Rosebank 1975-2005, 30yo, 54.8% – Silver Seal, Sestante Collection

Ever since I tried a 12 year old Rosebank Flora & Fauna some ten years ago this Lowlands distillery has been a favorite of mine. I think it’s a shame it’s gone and there is no other distillery that comes … Continue reading

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Dumbarton 1986-2011, 51.5% – Scott’s Selection

Dumbarton is one of those grain distilleries you don’t across often. You don’t across any of them often, but compared to the others, Dumbarton is kind of obscure. They’re only getting more obscure anyway, since the plant was demolished in … Continue reading

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Blog Birthday Bash #5

Today is the 5th birthday of my blog. Almost 1250 posts in, with a couple thousand visitors every month, I’m still having fun doing this. To celebrate, ever since the first birthday in 2010, I invite a couple of friends … Continue reading

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