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Talisker 15, 57.3% – Diageo Special Releases 2019

The Diageo Special Releases are always a thing to look forward to as summer approaches. As in, that’s generally when the announcement happens or there is some marketing leak in which they releases are listed. When it happened last year, … Continue reading

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Talisker 18, 2019 release, 45.8%

When I started drinking whisky, about 15 years ago, we went straight from Glenfiddich 12 to Talisker 18 and Caol Ila 18. Let’s say I’ve never been sensible about whisky, or money. Anyway, back then this whisky made tremendous impact … Continue reading

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Houses Tyrell, Greyjoy, Lannister, and the Night’s Watch

So, rather counterintuitively, I got excited by the Game of Thrones whiskies. Generally I steer clear of those highly marketed, media tie-in things, but in this case the media tie-in is something I was rather enthusiastic about. Of course, I … Continue reading

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Peat Night 2018, at De Whiskykoning

It’s already been over a month, but a fond memory still. On the 9th of November we went all the way to Den Bosch for the annual Peat Night, or ‘Turfkoekhapavond’. It was an utter disaster to get there, as is … Continue reading

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Three Year Old Deluxe, 49.2% – Compass Box

Compass Box have been quietly carrying on releasing whiskies of which I have bought none. At least, not after this three year old came out. I’m not entirely sure why that is because I generally love their releases, and I … Continue reading

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Talisker 8 marks the return of a giant

Tom van Engelen wrote another one of his sort-of-bi-weekly posts on a bottle he found in his collection. Or at least, something that sparked his interest and urge to ramble on a bit! This time, he tried the new Talisker … Continue reading

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Talisker Dark Storm, 45.8%

Talisker is releasing a lot of NAS whiskies nowadays. And by a lot, I mean a lot. Especially if you realize it’s only one brand in a pool of many. It started about a decade ago with the Talisker 57 … Continue reading

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BTC sample 5: Talisker 8yo, 2008-2016, 50%, Hunter Laing’s Old Malt Cask

So, I forgot to enter my guess for the fourth dram, but didn’t have a clue anyway. I would have guessed a random Speysider and I think I wouldn’t have had any points anyway. Yesterday’s entry post is a tad … Continue reading

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Talisker Neist Point, 45.8%

So, Talisker Neist Point. A lot has been written about this when it came out. The usual suspects being quite outraged by its initial price tag of close to € 150. What also doesn’t help is that it’s a NAS whisky … Continue reading

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Talisker 25 years old, 2004 bottling, 57.8%

Another rather awesome sample from a recent sample swap. It’s been at least a couple of years since I tried any 25 year old Talisker, and even longer since it was one of the older cask strength versions. A couple … Continue reading

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