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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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Mannochmore 1978-1996, 60.3% – Scott’s Selection

It’s always nice to find background information to certain bottlings. Like this label stating ‘oakwood casks’, contrary to all kinds of whisky that was matured in other kinds of wood. Oh, wait. That doesn’t exist in the world of Scotch… … 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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The best of 2021

Apart from looking back, using hindsight to evaluate what happened on a more generic level, there was of course a lot of booze last year. In The Netherlands bottle-shops are in the same legal category as supermarkets and other foodstuff … Continue reading

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Glentauchers 7, 2014-2021, Port Hogshead, 51.7% – Michiel Wigman

Now, this bit about the Port Hogshead is not on the internet, or on the label. However, the bottler himself told me in an email, so we’re going with that. A rather darkly colored Glentauchers, in line with quite a … Continue reading

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BenRiach 15, 1999-2014, Refill Hogshead 21141, 56.7% – OB for Slijterij Vonk

Slijterij Vonk is a bottle shop not too far from where I live, and even though I hadn’t been there for ages, I started visiting the place a little bit more in the last year or so. It’s strange that … Continue reading

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Imperial 18, 1995-2014, Hogshead 50292+50293, 58.3% – Signatory Vintage

It’s been a while since I tried Imperial. Almost two years since the last review, but in the last seven years I’ve only had three. They are getting more rare with every release, since the distillery shut its doors 26 … Continue reading

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Compass Box Menagerie, 46%

It’s been ages since I last tried a Compass Box whisky. Or at least, since I last reviewed one. There was the Transistor, which I did with Punk IPA next to it in February, but before that it was 2018. … 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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Black Friday 2021, 22yo, 49.2% – The Whisky Exchange

At The Whisky Exchange, they’ve become quite adept at creating traditions. Apart from hosting some festivals, they also release some very special limited releases that I always look forward to. The same is true for their Fine Christmas Malt, and … Continue reading

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