Tag Archives: Private Bottling

Springbank 23, 1996-2020, Fresh Sherry Hogshead 108, 47.3% – Private Bottling

Springbank of this age is getting expensive. While that is a well known fact nowadays, it seems that getting stuff like this for around € 400 is the best you can do, and there are quite some expressions (and therefore … Continue reading

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GlenAllachie 12, 2008-2021, PX Hogshead 847, 54.1% – OB for Passion for Whisky

This limited edition GlenAllachie was released a couple of months ago by Passion for Whisky, and to nobody’s surprise it sold out rather quickly. I was conscious enough to order a bottle in time, and of course it was bottle-shared. … Continue reading

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Kilchoman 2007, 10yo, Sherry cask, 58.5% – The Whisky Exchange Exclusive

The first non-Springbank review of the year! I’ve not been blogging as much as I’d like, but let’s just hope to remedy that soon. Earlier this week I got a package from The Whisky Exchange containing a sample of this … Continue reading

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Cleaning out the closet: Lots of samples for sale

At the beginning of the year I always set targets for different kinds of things. One of my targets was to get down to a certain number of open bottles, and while I have ended many bottles over the last … Continue reading

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English Whisky Co. Classic, 53.4% – OB for The Whisky Exchange

It’s been a while since I got my hands on a sample of this, and it’s been almost as long since I actually wrote the tasting notes. Somehow, I’m just not getting around to blogging, lately. The coming days in … 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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Arran 2000-2015, 14yo, 55.5% – OB for The Whisky Exchange

Arran is on a roll the last year or two. There have been so many private bottlings you’d almost start wondering if they’re keeping anything for themselves any longer. Almost every independent bottler or bigger shop or importer has had … Continue reading

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BenRiach 1998, 17yo PX Finish, 48.9% – OB for The Whisky Exchange

At Maltstock I generally trade a lot of booze with other people. For some I bring samples, for others bottles. And for Billy Abbott of The Whisky Exchange, I normally bring a few beers and whatever I’ve got lying around … Continue reading

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GlenDronach 20yo, 1994-2014, Cask #3400, 54.8% – Bottled for Abbey Whisky

Last year I tried a GlenDronach that I really regret not getting a bottle of. Strangely though, I tried again in the Blind Tasting Competition and I wasn’t fond of it. Others had the same experience but upon trying that … Continue reading

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GlenDronach 10yo, 2003-2013, cask #67, 56.6% for Shinanoya

I really should learn Japanese. This Shinanoya shop in Tokyo has released some awesome whiskies over the years and I just don’t have a chance of being in time for them. This cask from GlenDronach gets some ridiculously high scores on … Continue reading

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