Tag Archives: Speyside

Earlskine – Your Whisky Destination

In northern Germany, in Oldenburg there is a shop called ‘Whisky Erlebnis‘. They focus their inventory towards the luxurious side of things with all kinds of whiskies, gin, rum, cigars and more. They’re fairly new to the world of whisky, … Continue reading

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Glenlivet 25, 1995-2020, American Oak Barrel 9480, 55.3% – OB for Jack Tar

‘OB for Jack Tar’ doesn’t really cover it, since it’s indeed an OB, but selected by La Maison du Whisky, under private label for Jack Tar, for the Chinese market. That doesn’t really fit the title, though. Anyway. Glenlivet is … Continue reading

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Glenlivet 1949-1980s, 40% – Gordon & MacPhail ‘George & J.G. Smith’s’

A while ago I got a surprise sample with an order from Best of Wines in Bussum. Apparently they had gotten some open bottles when buying a collection and this was one of them. If memory serves, that is. Of … Continue reading

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Benromach 11, 2009-2020, Cask Strength Batch 04, 57.2%

I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for Benromach. And, in this case, I can genuinely say that’s because their flavor profile suits me to a tee. I hadn’t been there before the revamped launch of Gordon & MacPhail’s … Continue reading

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Glenfarclas 31, 1988-2020, Oloroso casks, 46% – ‘Flora MacDonald

According to what I can find on the internet when I search for ‘Glenfarclas Famous Scots’, this is the 24th jubilee edition of the series. However, what the other 24 are seems to be shrouded in mystery. The bottling is … Continue reading

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Benriach 12, bottled 2020, 46% – The Smoky Twelve

I guess that settled whether I should write ‘smoky’ or ‘smokey’… Anyway, this BenRiach is one of the revamped editions from recent years, after Brown-Forman took over. A mix of casks was used, with Bourbon, Sherry and Marsala casks all … Continue reading

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Aberlour 10, 2010-2021, Marsala Finish, 46% – Hart Brothers

As stated last week, Aberlour isn’t exactly on my radar. Mostly because, apart from the rocket fuel that is A’Bunadh, I don’t really care for most of the official releases. A bit too smooth, a bit too sweet, a bit … Continue reading

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Aberlour 21, 1999-2020, 1st Fill American Oak Barrel 3856, 51.2% – OB for Poland

This bottle is a bottling for the Polish market, selected by La Maison du Whisky, and bought by Jack Tar Holding. Obviously, I didn’t put that in the title, because it would be a three line heading. Anyway, this sample … Continue reading

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Glen Spey 12, 43% – Flora & Fauna

The Flora & Fauna series is a long running series by Diageo, with a lot of their distilleries represented, all which don’t get to see the light of day as single malts all that often. It’s mostly based around their … Continue reading

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Speyside Distillery, 1997-2018, Bourbon Hogshead, 47.8% – Malts of Scotland

Speyside as a distillery is generally a fairly nondescript thing. It exists, but you don’t see it all that often, and since it is also a region, I generally have to look thrice to actually remember whether it is an … Continue reading

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