Tag Archives: The Whisky Show

A rediscovered love for Islay’s whiskies

My pervious post was about several things, including (and mostly) how I have started loving Islay whiskies again. At some point I got done with the continued barrage of peated drams, but that’s no longer the case. This is part … Continue reading

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Laphroaig 1996-2016, 20yo, PX Sherry Butt, 50.6% – Masterpieces

Every year for The Whisky Exchange’s The Whisky Show, the guys at Speciality Drinks *1 bottle a cask for their Masterpieces range. This range consists of whiskies that the bottlers deem especially worthy of being called Masterpieces. In the past … Continue reading

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Heelslaying, or bottle ends in March

When the year started I announced how much smaller my collection had to be by the end of the year. Then, as more people were planning such escapades there was a twitter hashtag with updates on emptied bottles. I posted … 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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My favorite whiskies of 2014

I started doing my end-of-year lists yesterday with the music one. I love doing that since it makes me reconsider what I’m listening to for a large part of every┬áday, and everybody else does their lists first so I get … Continue reading

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Clynelish 18yo, 50.6% – The Whisky Exchange Retro Series

No, don’t go rushing to The Whisky Exchange’s site. It’s long gone. An affordable Clynelish that is well aged and matured in a good sherry cask is going to be popular. If, on top of that, Serge Valentin of Whiskyfun.com … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 1996, 18yo, 62.2% – Masterpieces by Speciality Drinks Ltd.

While I don’t mind people taking credit for what they’ve done, or in this case picked from the available options, however, calling something you did yourself is kind of presumptuous. However, I should have bought last year’s Clynelish since it’s … Continue reading

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