Tag Archives: Sherry casks

Kingsbarns Bell Rock, Sherry & Bourbon Casks, 46%

About two months ago I wrote about De Whiskykoning’s Spring Tasting, in which the biggest hit was Kingsbarns Family Reserve. A surprisingly fruity and intense, but light dram. A Lowlands dram like you don’t find many these days. Of course, … Continue reading

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Athrú Whiskey, three of them

What Whiskey? Athrú, pronounced Ah-roo. From Ireland. I never heard from them, and after looking things up it still is quite mysterious. It’s an Irish whiskey brand, currently bottling whiskey they bought from other distilleries, but also creating their own … Continue reading

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Ardnamurchan Release 3, AD/04.21:03, 46.8%

The third release of Ardnamurchan was released last week. In the Netherlands at least. Of course, the shops that had it first sold out instantly, and by the end of the week the rush was already over and it’s available … Continue reading

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Bad-ass Whisky Night at De Whiskykoning #3

Last Friday it was time for the sort-of annual bad-ass whisky night at Whiskyslijterij De Koning in my old home town of Den Bosch. Man have I dropped a year’s salary there over the last decade… Anyway, the concept of … Continue reading

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A rediscovered love for Islay’s whiskies

My pervious post was about several things, including (and mostly) how I have started loving Islay whiskies again. At some point I got done with the continued barrage of peated drams, but that’s no longer the case. This is part … Continue reading

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Jura 21, 44%

Jura is not one of my favorite distilleries. I got hugely turned off of them by some official 10 year old bottling from about a decade ago, and they’ve not been able to sway me back since. I know they’re … Continue reading

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Benrinnes 1982-2009, 26yo, 57.4% – The Bottlers

Benrinnes is one of those Diageo distilleries that isn’t bottled as a single malt often. Apart from some Flora & Fauna releases and the occassional Premium Edition, you have to turn to independent bottlers. Even those guys don’t have too … Continue reading

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BTC sample 9: Bruichladdich 13, 2002-2016, 58%, First Cask by WIN

I forgot to blog about yesterday’s dram. It was a 9 year old Glen Elgin by SMWS. I believe I got some points for the region. Today then. This is a dram I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s from a refill sherry … Continue reading

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BTC 2016, sample 2: Macallan 18, 1998-2016, 43%, G&M Speymalt

I got points! Two days in a row! Sniff: Heavy on the nose, with some leathery sherry and heavy spirit. Quite earthy, with baked fruits (blackberries, plums). With a big inhale there’s a bit of a minty note. Black cherries. … Continue reading

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Laphroaig 1996-2016, 20yo, PX Sherry Butt, 50.6% – Masterpieces

Every year for The Whisky Exchange’s The Whisky Show, the guys at Speciality Drinks *1 bottle a cask for their Masterpieces range. This range consists of whiskies that the bottlers deem especially worthy of being called Masterpieces. In the past … Continue reading

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