Tag Archives: Sherry Cask

Benromach 10, 2011-2021, First Fill Sherry Hogshead 42, 59.2% – OB for Van Wees 100th Anniversary

With Van Wees being the importer of Benromach, and the massive popularity of the brand, there just had to be a private cask for Van Wees’ 100th birthday. They opted for a 10 year old at cask strength, and knowing … Continue reading

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Strathisla 13 and Miltonduff 13 for Van Wees

Van Wees, a very well known bottle-shop and importer of various kinds of booze celebrates their 100th anniversary. Officially that happened last year but the plague got in the way of timely celebrations. So, last week they released their anniversary … Continue reading

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Springbank 8, Refill Bourbon + Fresh PX casks, 56.5% – Springbank Online Tasting Week 2021

Springbank went online after several of their whisky festivals in spring didn’t happen. I never participated due to some weird credit card / web shop mishap, and after that because of Brexit. However, through others, I was able to get … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 5, 2015-2020, First Fill Oloroso Cask 10715, 58.9% – Adelphi for Whisky Import Nederland

When there’s a label from a respected bottler like Adelphi stating that the contents are Ben Nevis, the bottles tend to fly off the shelves. In this case that might have gone even faster since it’s a split cask, for … Continue reading

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Springbank 28, 48.2% – Springbank Society

That things haven’t been going to plan, hope or expectation for a while needs no explanation. The same is true for Springbank Distillery, and their planned open day. Add to that that they always select some to-be-bottled single casks for … Continue reading

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2 Kavalan from sherry casks

If you like heavily sherry’d whiskies and are willing to shell out at least a little bit, you probably are familiar with Kavalan. A Taiwanese distillery whose whiskies have won every award there is to win, unless it’s region specific … Continue reading

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GlenAllachie 12, 2009-2021, Oloroso Puncheon 699, 56.6% – OB for The Old Pipe

Even though I rarely go there anymore, I always love(d) visiting The Old Pipe in St. Oedenrode. When I lived in Den Bosch it was relatively close and I went there occassionally. Since I moved away it’s more than a … Continue reading

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Best of Wines’ Blind Tasting Competition #4

The last leg of the Blind Tasting Competition, or maybe the last tripod, since there’s another three reviews below. In this batch there are two bottlings I had before, but only one of them I recognized. That made up for … Continue reading

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Best of Wines’ Blind Tasting Competition #2

Part two of the four part series in which I quickly go over the whiskies we had in the Blind Tasting Competition by Best of Wines. As said before, and in previous years when I participated in The Usquebaugh Society’s … Continue reading

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Best of Wines’ Blind Tasting Competition #1

Earlier this month Best of Wines hosted a Blind Tasting Competition. With Nils, the resident whisky geek, being a former member of the Usquebaugh Society, and said Society stopping their version of the competition, Nils took over and hosted this … Continue reading

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