Tag Archives: Sherry Cask

A Highland Distillery 10yo, 2010-2020, Sherry Butt 2090, 54.8% – The Maltman

Where there always have been a lot of ‘secret Speyside’ releases over the last decades, there weren’t that many secret Highland version around. This has changed over the last couple of years with more and more distilleries not wanting their … 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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Bowmore 17, 2002-2020, 1st Fill Oloroso Hogshead TWB1010, 54.6% – The Whisky Barrel

I have no idea how someone would come up to bottle a cask of Islay whisky to commemorate the 51st anniversary of the moonlanding, but I’m glad they did. With this being a 2002 vintage, I think this is more-or-less … Continue reading

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Glenfarclas 15, 52.1% – OB for The Netherlands

Contrary to yesterday, today’s whisky does state that it actually is Glenfarclas. It’s also not teaspooned, matured in refill and first fill casks and not nearly as dark. It is, however, 4% stronger in alcohol content. Still not a huge … Continue reading

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Family Silver, 1st Fill Oloroso Cask 4630, 44% – Cooper’s Choice

I bought a sizeable sample of this whisky upon being told this is Glenfarclas. Of course, with it being a blended malt, it’s most likely teaspooned, but there’s no guarantee it’s Glenfarclas. It could very well be, but where all … Continue reading

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Blended Scotch Whisky 40yo, 1980-2020, 44.7% – Cadenhead’s Club

Last year’s Cadenhead’s Club release was this venerable blended Scotch from a single sherry butt. Released before Brexit came into effect it was rather easy to get a bottle over from Campbeltown and when I saw the age, the style … Continue reading

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Back to basics with Glenfiddich

Sometimes you have to recalibrate your palate. All these bloggers tasting all kinds of exclusive whiskies, you can lose track of what the current standard is. We call stuff ‘good’, but what do we compare things to? Some tasters do … Continue reading

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Guest post: Strathean 3, 2016-2019, Single Malt Batch 1, 46.6%

If I had known Ruben was going to publish his tasting notes to the first batch of Strathearn, I would not have sat on Tom’s notes on the same whisky one day too long. In short, it would have been … Continue reading

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Balmenach 13, 2008-2021, Oloroso butt, 53.3% – Hart Brothers

I’m not sure if it is me, but I had the idea Hart Brothers was a bottler from years ago that had more or less ceased to bring out new bottlings. Until last year that was, since there suddenly was … Continue reading

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Benromach 11, 2008-2020, 1st Fill Sherry Hogshead 850, 57.7% – OB for Germany

Last year RvB shared this Benromach. He’s quite a fan of the distillery so he went to some length to get a bottle from Germany, since German shops aren’t normally allowed to ship to The Netherlands. Something about open borders … Continue reading

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