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Glen Keith 29, 1992-2021, First Fill Barrel 84255, 48.5% – Archives

Due to knowing some members of the inner circle at Whiskybase, I sometimes have the chance to taste Archives releases that are not meant for The Netherlands. This 29 year old Glen Keith was sent straight to Taiwan to be … Continue reading

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Milk & Honey 3, 2019-2022, Bourbon Barrel 1247, 66.8% – Archives

Hot on the heels of the Maltstock bottling, Archives released a Milk & Honey as well. Not from a mix of casks, but from a single bourbon barrel. What’s not to like? Well, the rocket fuel ABV, maybe? While I … Continue reading

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Glen Elgin 23, 1995-2019, Hogshead 3241, 52.2% – Archives for Taiwan

A quick review, since it’s been a while. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been massively busy, and the reinstatement of commuting hasn’t been without time consumption either. So, between being away for a weekend, commuting, an insanely busy … Continue reading

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Ardmore 11, 2008-2020, Ex Laphroaig Barrel 708513, 57.1% – Archives

It’s not entirely unique, but Ardmore seems to be the distillery that uses other distilleries’ casks most. And I’m not talking about bourbon casks being used in Scotland, but Scottish single malt distilleries’ casks being reused at other single malt … Continue reading

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Burnside 25, 1996-2021, Hogshead 2176, 54.7% – Archives

And not just any Archives, but a bottling for the Canadian market. It’s not labeled with a Samoan fish, which seems to be the main go-to style. This one has a British dragonfly on the label. Burnside then. This isn’t … Continue reading

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Daftmill 2008-2021, Bourbon Barrel 013/2008, 57.6% – OB for Whiskybase

A few weeks ago Whiskybase announced that they had a private cask of Daftmill in the works. The caveat was that you had to ‘prove’ that you would open yours instead of seeing it as an investment whisky. To do … Continue reading

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Three random, high octane GlenAllachie

GlenAllachie has been making name for themselves since Billie Walker took over a couple of years ago. While it was a bit of a generic distillery beforehand, focused on producing whisky for blenders, they now are releasing lots (and I … Continue reading

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An Orkney Distillery 21, 1998-2020, Hogshead 10, 52.6% – Archives

This secret Highland Park at a very decent age was bottled last year by the guys at Whiskybase. I even drove there to pick it up, if I recall correctly, which also happened to be the first time I ever … Continue reading

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Ledaig 11, 2009-2020, Hogshead 700510, 58.9% – Whiskybase

Another 10,000 unique bottles were added to Whiskybase, so there had to be another single cask bottling. This time around, they picked a Ledaig, or a peated Tobermory, from a bourbon cask. Generally, as the last couple of years have … Continue reading

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Glen Scotia 20, 1992-2012, Hogshead 08/71, 50.4% – Archives

If I’m not mistaken this was in the first batch of whiskies ever released by Archives, which has since become a more-or-less household name for whisky fanatics in The Netherlands, and abroad. I got my hands on a bottle recently, … Continue reading

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