Tag Archives: NAS

Glenmorangie Tùsail, 46%

When this was released I tried to bottle-share it, but I believe no one was interested. Why care about Glenmorangie, right? However, the entire concept of this bottling, with the maris-otter barley instead of regular far-more-yielding barley was something that … Continue reading

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Springbank CV, 46% – OB from 1997

Springbank CV. One of the earlier NAS whiskies to ever be mainstream. About a decade ago it was re-released with the other brands too, Springbank, Longrow and Hazelburn. Three 20cl bottles in a small box. While these weren’t exactly bad, … Continue reading

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Houses Tyrell, Greyjoy, Lannister, and the Night’s Watch

So, rather counterintuitively, I got excited by the Game of Thrones whiskies. Generally I steer clear of those highly marketed, media tie-in things, but in this case the media tie-in is something I was rather enthusiastic about. Of course, I … Continue reading

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Bowmore, 56.1% – OB for Feis Ile 2014

Mostly, when a Feis Ile bottling comes out, there are ways of identifying it apart from the release for the festival. Lagavulin generally has an age, Ardbeg had some ridiculous theme, Laphroaig has a Cairdeas edition and so on. Bowmore … Continue reading

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Lagavulin Distillery Only 2017, 54.1%

Last April I visited Lagavulin distillery, and while the tasting was amazing, the tour was pretty shit. Luckily their shop was filled with all kinds of awesomeness. Even more lucky, I got my hands on most everything that was available … Continue reading

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Knappogue Castle NAS, Early fifties, 92 proof

This is a bit of a weird one, and it was a rather expensive one. A few years ago Stefan van der Boog, known from Passie voor Whisky bought a bottle of very old Knappogue Castle from a collection. Based on … Continue reading

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Glenmorangie Signet, 46%

In his recent guest post, Shai called Glenmorangie Signet ‘his favorite whisky he likes to drink, but not buy’. I found that a curious statement, but it got me thinking about it. When Signet came out, I guess about a … Continue reading

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A dram in the morning

Over the last decade I have read a lot about whisky. About the production process, the background and history of distilleries and (semi)scientific writings about which molecules have which influence during fermentation and maturation. In many whisky books and magazines … Continue reading

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Just short of greatness

You know that feeling when you are tasting a very, very good whisky, but somehow it just doesn’t cross the magical 90-point threshold? You realize that you’re tasting whisky that’s way above average, but you can’t shake the feeling you … Continue reading

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Tomintoul Tlàth, 40%

Tomintoul is a brand of whisky describing itself as ‘The Gentle Dram’. Under that moniker they have released Tlàth, which is Gaelic and means ‘gentle’. So, this whisky is a gentle dram under gentle drams. When they released this last … Continue reading

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