Tag Archives: Van Wees

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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The Dark Lord vs. The White Wizard

While the title might not make sense to most of you, this will ring bells within the parts of Holland that like Arran. Back in 2014 the Dutch importer of the brand, Van Wees, released these two bottlings at the … 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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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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Bottoms Up!

Tonight a couple of friends and I are going to try and get my open-bottle-count down somewhat. Since I’ve been trying to do this on my own last year I found that a) it doesn’t work that well, and b) … Continue reading

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