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Glen Scotia, 2018

Around September last year I posted on Facebook, asking for tips for me and my friend FV to spend an afternoon and evening in Campbeltown. While I did get some way-too-obvious things, like Springbank and Cadenhead’s, I also got the … Continue reading

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Auchentoshan Silver Oak, 21 year old, 51.5%, Travel Retail ‘only’

Yeah. Auchentoshan. The darling distillery of Toshan Man Mark Dermul. He’s also the guy I bought this sample of. I’ve had some good ones, but there are also some lesser ones and when this one came out a couple of … Continue reading

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Bowmore’s Piece of Islay Twitter Tasting

Yesterday Bowmore organized a Twitter tasting with three new whiskies they’re releasing in Travel Retail. There was some confusion to what was exactly happening since there was some unclear communication about several events they are organizing. After that was cleared … Continue reading

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Highland Park 21, 47.5%

I was able to pick up this bottle some years ago, before they went down to 40%, so way before they went back up to 47.5%. My sister went somewhere through duty free and called which bottle to bring. This … Continue reading

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Glenmorangie 1974-1999, for duty free, 43%

Another one of the samples that I got from Stefan van der Boog, together with the Macallan one. Of course you have to buy more than one thing, since postage has to be made the most of. I don’t have … Continue reading

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A Surprise tasting at De Whiskykoning (2/2)

The second half of the surprise tasting write-up at De Whiskykoning in Den Bosch. Tasting twelve whiskies in a row in just over two hours is taxing. The glasses were properly covered with glass lids so I started by nosing … Continue reading

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Auchentoshan Solera, 48%

My first sip of the new Travel Retail Auchentoshans, and I start at the high end of the range. I have samples of (I believe) Heartwood and Springwood sitting in my cupboard waiting to be explored. The Solera is a … Continue reading

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