Tag Archives: Tom van Engelen

Flora & Fauna Classics, revisited by Tom van Engelen

Once more Tom has kindly supplied us with some nice reviews of things I normally don’t have on my radar. In this case, it’s a trio of Flora & Fauna releases by Diageo. With a Blair Athol, still regularly available, … Continue reading

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Port Ellen 16, 1981-1998, 62.4% – Cadenhead Authentic Collection

Sometimes Tom van Engelen sends me reviews for publication on MaltFascination. Sometimes I forget. So now I have a backlog of a few that I’m trying to get through before the end of the year. Young Port Ellen has become … Continue reading

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A Campbeltown Vertical of Classics

With anything made by Springbank selling out instantly, Tom thought it right to go through the three classics that they put out. Most of them are reasonably available, with especially the Springbank 10 being in some shops for € 50 … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 15, Feis Ile 2022, Refill and Virgin American Oak, 55.2%

Even though I have a sample of this lined up somewhere, Tom van Engelen beat me to it by writing this tasting notes, and sending them to me for publication. Freak out with Caol Ila Sawdust The Festival of Malt … Continue reading

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Ardnamurchan AD/04:21, Paul Launois Release, 57.6%

With me trying to get my bearing and reshuffling priorities between working in an actual office, and not spending a coffee break writing a blog post, being back from a short trip to Scotland and spending some evenings with the … Continue reading

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Guest post: Two exotic Lagavulins at 13 years old

I have a sample of this Lagavulin coming in too, but Tom wanted to write his findings as well. Who am I to deny him his podium! Pierrick Guillaume is the current Distillery Manager of Lagavulin, after doing some years … Continue reading

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Guest post: Strathean 3, 2016-2019, Single Malt Batch 1, 46.6%

If I had known Ruben was going to publish his tasting notes to the first batch of Strathearn, I would not have sat on Tom’s notes on the same whisky one day too long. In short, it would have been … Continue reading

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Guest post: Taking a swing at the Laggan Mill (with Offerman)

When cleaning out some ‘flagged’ emails from my mailbox I realized I still have some unpublished stuff from Tom van Engelen, waiting for release on this wee blog. So, this time (or actually, last summer) Tom wrote some stuff about … Continue reading

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Guest post: 1980s Springbank, a rare treat

Once more, Tom van Engelen shares his take on things going on in his world of whisky. This time around he reviews a sample he got his hands on, of a Springbank bottling from yonder year. The 1980s were hard times … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Dalmunach Fun by Cooper’s Choice

Once more, Tom writes a guest post on some recent discoveries he did. In this case, something truly new: Dalmunach whisky! Dalmunach was erected on the site of the much beloved yet quite unknown Imperial Distillery. As a whiskynerd interested … Continue reading

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