Tag Archives: Speyside

Mortlach 26yo, 1988-2015, 56.1% – Cadenhead

Since I’ve been going through heaps of samples over the last year to diminish that collection at home, I’ve encountered lots of stuff I forgot I had. There even was a sample of Brora and a Port Ellen in there. … Continue reading

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anCnoc 18yo, 46%

It’s been ages since I tried an anConc, and this one wasn’t recent either. Last year, when I was still a member of the Usquebaugh Society, I participated in the Blind Tasting Competition, and this was dram number one. Of … Continue reading

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Imperial 1995-2013, 17yo, 51.2% – Creative Whisky Co., Tony Koehl Series

The Tony Koehl Series is a short series (four bottlings, if I’m not mistaken) by David Stirk, when he still owned The Creative Whisky Company. He doesn’t anymore since last year. I don’t know what happened with it, but when … Continue reading

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Cragganmore 12, 58.4% – Diageo Special Releases 2019

This little Cragganmore caught most people off guard, as far as I know, because it’s a peated Cragganmore. While it is fairly safe to assume that most distilleries do some experimentation with peating their whisky, I didn’t know they did … Continue reading

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Secret Speyside 2007-2018, 10yo, 55.2% – The Maltman

I’ve been told this bottling is a ten year old Macallan, but with how rare these things have become over the last couple of years I’m not 100% sure about that. Still, there’s a distinct possibility for it to be … Continue reading

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Speyside 21yo, 53.1% – The Whisky Exchange, Black Friday

As with any industry nowadays, the Whisky industry has fully joined the Black Friday shenanigans that got blown over from the United States. While I’m not a particularly big fan of adopting other country’s festivities for commerce’s sake, I’m all … Continue reading

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Linkwood 10, 54.2% – The Whisky Exchange Christmas Malt 2019

I was surprised when I opened the package with this sample in it. The Christmas Malt was announced, but in virtually all other situations you’d be finding a dark, sherry matured whisky. Not so in this case! This 10 year … Continue reading

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Two 40 year old Blairfindy whiskies

Back when I started drinking whisky, some 15 years ago, I started going to Whiskyslijterij De Koning. Back then he was the importer of Blackadder whiskies in The Netherlands and a Blairfindy 40 year old was on one of the … Continue reading

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Glenfarclas 21, 47.9% – OB for the Independent Whisky Bars of Scotland

… And as far as my experience with those bars goes, that means Fiddlers’ in Drumnadrochit. I bought this last June when I was there with one of my best friends, JPH. We spent the night there, while drinking too … Continue reading

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Glendullan 13, 2001, 56.2% – SMWS (84.17, Fluffernutter)

Who in the world can think of a thing like ‘Fluffernutter’ and NOT think of things with a PG rating? Fluffernutter? Really? Anyway, this Glendullan, a whisky you don’t come across often, was bottled quite a while ago by the … Continue reading

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