Tag Archives: Official Bottling

BTC 2016, sample 1: Tomatin 11, 60%, OB for the Usquebaugh Society

During previous BTCs we (me and other participants) have discussed the difference between a whisky from a bottle and whisky that’s been sampled before. We don’t have a clue what causes it, and there might be several, but there is … Continue reading

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Tomatin 2004-2016, 11yo, 60% – OB for the Usquebaugh Society

As always our club bottled a cask of whisky earlier this year. 40 members gathered in Abcoude, near Amsterdam, to participate in a tasting hosted by Scott Adamson of Tomatin Distillery. He guided us through the tasting of four different … Continue reading

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GlenDronach 1995, 19yo, PX Puncheon, 55.4% – OB for The Whisky Exchange

This GlenDronach was released a little while before TWE’s The Whisky Show together with the BenRiach I already reviewed. That BenRiach was a great dram and I saw a reviewer of this GlenDronach also being quite enthusiastic. It does seem, … Continue reading

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Deanston 18, 46.3%

When I got that awesome sample of Ledaig 42 from Ronald Zwartepoorte, of Whisky Passion fame, I also get a sample of the then new Deanston 18. Since that was June and that wasn’t that long ago, I think we … Continue reading

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Laphroaig 15, 43%, 200th Anniversary Edition

It’s been ages since I properly sat down to taste some Laphroaig. It’s not even that there’s nothing available since Laphroaig is one of the couple Islay distilleries that regularly have indies bottled. You don’t have to look far to find … Continue reading


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