Tag Archives: Speyside

Secret Speyside 24, 1997-2022, 2 Refill Barrels, 50.3% – Thompson Brothers

Yet another undisclosed distillery. It is almost like that is a thing nowadays. This time it’s a Speyside one, just like yesterday. However, according to retailers, Whiskybase and most likely other sources of information, this is a bottling from Glenlivet. … Continue reading


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A Speyside Distillery 12, 2008-2021, 48% – The Single Malts of Scotland

So, even though it’s not mentioned anywhere on the bottle, it’s pretty common knowledge that this is a Macallan. Or at least, that’s what everyone thinks and how it is marketed. Last year I went to pick up some stuff … Continue reading

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Glentauchers 16, 2006-2022, Refill Bourbon Barrel 703712, 58.6% – Gordon & MacPhail for Whiskybase

The 15th anniversary of Whiskybase is a thing that should be celebrated. Not just from a commercial perspective, but also because I feel like Whiskybase has significantly changed the whisky landscape since its inception a decade and a half ago. … Continue reading

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Dailuaine 14, 2004, 1st Fill Oloroso Hogshead, 57.9% – SMWS (41.124, Weighty but Welcoming)

Yup, another one of those weirdly named SMWS bottlings. I got this one in auction little over a year ago, in the last throes of lockdown after lockdown. Based on the ratings on Whiskybase I think I used this one … Continue reading

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Glentauchers 2008-2021, Sherry cask, 52.3% – Michiel Wigman ‘They Inspired III’

Another second for Michiel Wigman, this time a Glentauchers. The previous one was a younger port cask, and this time it has a few more years, and a different maturation. Personally, I accept that there are tremendous Port casks available … Continue reading

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Longmorn 18, Christmas Edition, 43% – Sansibar

Apparently Sansibar released a Christmas Edition about three years ago from Longmorn Distillery. Also apparently, a sample of it found its way to my shelf. I had no idea it was there, and the fact that there only was a … Continue reading

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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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