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Two Clynelishes from the mid-nineties

Ah, Clynelish. Another one of these Diageo distilleries that doesn’t release a lot under their own name (except for the great 14 year old and Distiller’s Edition). Of course, there is the occasional Select Reserve from 2014 and 2015, but … Continue reading

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Two Clynelishes from 1991 by The Ultimate

Some months ago I decided to open some Clynelish bottles from my collection and bottle share them. Of the four bottles opened, two are from The Ultimate, a Dutch independent bottler that’s been bottling for years. The two bottles were … Continue reading

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Blog Birthday Bash #5

Today is the 5th birthday of my blog. Almost 1250 posts in, with a couple thousand visitors every month, I’m still having fun doing this. To celebrate, ever since the first birthday in 2010, I invite a couple of friends … Continue reading

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Usquebaugh Society Regional Tasting Noord-Holland – January 2015

Every couple of months someone in the province of Noord-Holland organises the regional tasting for the Usquebaugh Society. They do this too in other areas of the country but not in the same way, where it is at someone’s home. … Continue reading

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Wrapping up the Blind Tasting Competition of 2014

It’s time to start wrapping up the year with all the semi-obligatory year’s end lists. Those will follow over the coming week. There’ll be a list of my favorite music, whisky, events, other booze and whatever comes to mind. Of … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition 9: Blair Athol 1988, 25yo, 46% – The Ultimate

Yesterday I scored 0 points. It might that the downward spiral has begun, since today I have no clue to what this can be either. Since I barely ever have tasted Littlemill, especially none that were those recent single casks. … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition 1: Longmorn 17, 1996-2013, 57.5% – The Ultimate by Van Wees

So, the competition has started. As long as I’m further up the ranking than last year I’m going to quite satisfied. Let’s see what this dram is about, since there’s nothing else to talk about right now. Sniff: Old fashioned … Continue reading

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