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De Whiskykoning’s Summer Whisky Tasting, 2020 edition

Rob Stevens, proprietor of Whiskyslijterij De Koning hosts four seasonally themed tastings each year. As in, there are four themes, but there are way more tastings. He can only fit 11 people in his tasting room, so there’s three tastings … Continue reading

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The season is upon us!

With the holiday season getting some traction, you can’t really avoid the new releases and special products anymore. While the rest of the planet is gearing up for Christmas, we (the Dutch and Flemish) still have Sinterklaas coming first. While … 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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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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4 Rosebanks in a row

I almost wrote Four Roses, but that would be rather misleading. Especially for a post like this. Probably the most Serge Valentin-esque post I’m ever going to do with four rather different whiskies from one distillery. I was not able … Continue reading

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Ardbeg Ardbog, whatever. 52.1%

I’m not sure if this is supposed to be called The Ardbeg Ardbog, or just Ardbog. At least it’s this year’s Ardbeg Day bottling. They’ve picked up the Ardbeg Day idea a few years ago when they started to open … Continue reading

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Caol Ila Feis Ile 2013, 56.5%

Another one of the Feis Ile 2013 whiskies and a triple matured one at that. To me, triple matured doesn’t mean much but the guys at Master of Malt popped up at the top of my search query to explain. … Continue reading

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Kilchoman Feis Ile 2013, 2008-2013, 60.1%

The winter tasting at De Whiskykoning is almost the only time during the year that I drink Kilchoman. I’m not sure why, but this distillery hasn’t really connected with me yet. I do have a few bottles at home, including … Continue reading

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