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Kilchoman 2007-2016, 8yo, Feis Ile 2016, 56.6%

During November’s Winter Whisky Tasting at De Whiskykoning there are bound to be some Feis Ile bottlings. He does try to get some drams in that I don’t already know and while that sounds awfully entitled, I book the entire … Continue reading

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Picking a new cask for our club’s bottling

There’s no proper review today, since I didn’t really get around to writing a post yesterday. Apart from being rather busy over the weekend I spent yesterday afternoon with 40 others from the Usquebaugh Society to pick a new cask … Continue reading

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A tour of Balvenie

So, during our little tromp through Speyside last week we started the Whisky bit off with a rather expansive tour of Balvenie distillery, their wee maltings and the cooperage. We were right on time for the tour, and were welcomed … Continue reading

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Lagavulin 12yo, 55.1% – Diageo Premium Release 2013

Diageo releases their annual premium releases in Autumn. Sometimes, however, something goes wrong and it takes a lot longer for those releases to pop up in the Dutch stores. This was the case in 2013, which is why this whisky … Continue reading

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BenRiach 25, 50%

A while ago there was a combination deal on the two regularly available BenRiach 25s, the normal one and the peated one. Of course, that was cause enough for a bottle-share. With me it always takes a while before everything … Continue reading

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Glengoyne 25, 48%

It seems Glengoyne has finally joined the ranks of distillers that bottle some of their product at 48%. As far as I remember they always did everything either at cask strength or at 43%. 48% is better. At least I … Continue reading

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Balvenie Tun 1509, batch 1, 47.1%

Balvenie got a lot of high marks with their Tun 1401 series over the last couple of years. The Tun 1858 was a release for Taiwan that Sam Simmons let us taste at Maltstock some 4 years ago, that was … Continue reading

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Glen Moray 25, 1987, Port Cask Finish, 43%

This Glen Moray from the ‘rare vintage collection’ was all the rage last year. It was suddenly available everywhere, and the distillery didn’t put all that much in marketing of it. Nonetheless it seems to be on everyone’s radar all … Continue reading

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Another iteration of an Usquebaugh Regional Tasting

Every once in a while we do a regional tasting for Usquebaugh Society members. Today was another one themed ‘patience’. That boiled down to mostly bottles from a couple of years ago. In some cases that ‘couple’ is an understatement. … Continue reading

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Williams Chase Elegant Gin, 48%

The non-whisky booze for the Emakina whisky tasting were decided to be at least a gin because of it being an explicit request. The other one was a mezcal that’ll be reviewed somewhere down the line. I’m thinking to keep … Continue reading

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