Tag Archives: Virgin Oak

Glen Moray Distillery, and their tasting kit

Last October I was staying in Speyside with my family. And even though my kids are 6, 4 and 1 years old, I found I had the moral and educational obligation to show them a whisky distillery. The closest one … Continue reading

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Tomatin 9yo, 2006-2015, Virgin Oak, 60% – Handbottled at the Distillery

When I visited Tomatin in a snowy November last year, with some mates, we had a great tour and did an extensive tasting of all Handfills available at the moment. This is a good thing because the things aren’t cheap … Continue reading

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The annual ‘Islay’ tasting at De Whiskykoning

Every year for quite a while I’ve been going to De Whiskykoning‘s ‘winter tasting’, which consists of only peaty drams. Mostly, that boils down to six whiskies from Islay. Sometimes there’s another one in the tasting from Jura or another … Continue reading

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BenRiach 1989-2011, 20 years old, Virgin Oak Finish, 50.6%

My whisky buddy Martin was kind enough to give me a sample of this when I was at his place on Friday (see this post). We had a way too large whisky menu to go through on a single evening, … Continue reading

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BenRiach 2005-2014, 9yo, Peated, Virgin Oak finish, 58.7%

My father in law has a developed a taste for Virgin Oak matured (or finished) whiskies. Over the years he’s gathered a few here and there with the idea of hosting a tasting for us at some point. That hasn’t … Continue reading

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Glenmorangie Ealanta, 46%, 19 year old Virgin Oak, Private Release

Every time Glenmorangie release a new Private Release the internet buzzes with reviews of it, and generally the bottling sells out really quickly. So far the only ones that didn’t sell out fast were the Sonnalta and the Finealta. And … Continue reading

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Trick or Tweet with Rachel Barrie

Yesterday Morrison Bowmore and Rachel Barrie hosted a Twitter Tasting a bit of a Halloween theme. There hadn’t been much information available so it wasn’t until a sizable box arrived earlier this week and I had a peak that I … Continue reading

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