Tag Archives: Speyside

Glen Keith 29, 1992-2021, First Fill Barrel 84255, 48.5% – Archives

Due to knowing some members of the inner circle at Whiskybase, I sometimes have the chance to taste Archives releases that are not meant for The Netherlands. This 29 year old Glen Keith was sent straight to Taiwan to be … Continue reading

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Dailuaine 11, 2011-2022, Bourbon cask AM 162, 52% – Asta Morris

Of late there have been quite some independent releases of Dailuaine from around 2010-2011-ish. They tend to be rather funky but generally quite lovely. Not all of them are great, but when they are being advertised as ‘affordable Clynelish’ and … Continue reading

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A Speyside Distillery 16, 2006-2022, Sherry finish, 52.1% – Thompson Brothers

With the Thompson Brothers opening up a bottle shop in Dornoch, I am really hoping things pan out and I am able to visit the place at the end of October. A small trip to that part of Scotland is … Continue reading

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Fable, a second batch

Some time ago, a new bottler showed up in shops without much fanfare. At least, it went quite unnoticed until the Mannochmore was rated with 90 points on Whiskyfun. Suddenly, things looked up and I went looking for a bottle. … Continue reading

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Wardhead 21, 1997-2018, 54.6% – Càrn Mòr

Which distillery is this, this Wardhead? Well, as most whisky nerds know by now, there are some code names for distilleries that don’t want their name used on labels. Westport is Glenmorangie, Burnside is Balvenie, ‘Secret Orkney’ is Highland Park, … Continue reading

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Glen Grant 26, 1995-2021, Bourbon Barrel, 50.6% – Whisky Sponge

We all know Whisky Sponge for the fairly hilarious blog posts from a while ago. Hilarious if you are a bit embedded in the whisky world and know who and what all references refer to. It seems to have gone … Continue reading

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Family Silver 19yo, 2001-2021, Oloroso Sherry Cask #4630, 44% – Cooper’s Choice

The label states this is a Blended Malt, but somewhere in my mind I registered this as Glenfarclas. I have no idea where I read or heard that, but there it is. I guess ‘The Most Famous Distillery in Speyside’ … Continue reading

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Longmorn 22, 1969-1991, 43% – Berry Bros. & Rudd

It might come as no surprise that a sample of such a Longmorn comes from one of the Longmorn brothers. I’ve had it for a while and never really felt like the time was right for drinking it. When something … Continue reading

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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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