Tag Archives: Wine cask

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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Green Spot, Château Léoville Barton, 46%

I just had this sample last week and I think I’ve been sitting on it for little over two years when I got it from MvtZ at 2017’s Whiskybase Gathering. When I had it, I didn’t bother to look it … Continue reading

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Springbank 12, Burgundy Cask, 53.5%

We’re venturing into dangerous territory. Y’all know I absolutely worship Springbank for more or less everything they do. However, every now and the a wine cask release pops up and it’s getting sketchy. Mostly, because in general wine cask usage … Continue reading

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Bruichladdich 2003-2018, Syrah Cask, 63.3% – Valinch 33

Last year on April 5th I would have sworn I’d never buy a Bruichladdich wine cask ever again. I’ve had some in the past and they were pretty shit. Then, in the week after I went to Islay and we … Continue reading

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Jura One and All, 21yo, 51%

Let’s get this out: I generally think of Jura as my second least favorite distillery in Scotland. The number one spot is taken by Abhainn Dearg. Somehow, I decided to give them another chance two years ago when this one … Continue reading

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Bad-Ass Whisky Night #4

My backlog of things to blog about is massive. I still have notes lying around from tastings I went to three years ago, and I still mean to use them for a write-up at some point. However, this tasting was … Continue reading

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Bowmore Warehousemen’s Selection, 17yo, 1999, 51.3%

When I was on Islay, of course I didn’t just buy a shared bottle of Bunnahabhain Marsala Cask, we also went to Bowmore. We obviously went to Bowmore since we could see the distillery from our cottage, and it’s a … Continue reading

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Octomore 08.2/167ppm, 2008-2017, 8yo, 58.4%

Slowly but surely slightly older Octomore are being released. In the case of Octomore it’s a bit weird since the age on the label will not entirely reflect a decent price point. Mostly because producing the whisky is ridiculously expensive. … Continue reading

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BTC #8: Deanston 8, Handfilled, 57.8%

Another day, another dram. This one sat darkly in its bottle, so I went in with a slight prejudice towards its flavors and cask type. It didn’t really cost me in the end, since I’m spreading my guesses without actually … Continue reading

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BTC 2016, sample 3: Kilchoman 5, Sauternes Cask, 50%

Diminishing returns, already. But at least I’ve got another couple of points. 13, just for the ABV this time. I expected this whisky to be a Longrow because of its minerality, but it turned out to be a wine cask … Continue reading

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