Tag Archives: Wine cask

Waterford Hook Head 1.1, 3yo, 50%

I’ve not done the tally, but it feels like Waterford has released whisky from about 300 different farms in Ireland in the last year or so. I understand they’re going for terroir, and you need to be able to compare … Continue reading

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Whiskykoning’s “Spring Tasting”

As every spring, Rob Stevens / De Whiskykoning hosts a seasonal tasting. Even though tastings couldn’t happen in person, there have been these sets of samples available for us to enjoy at home. Winter Whisky is peated, Summer is Speyside, … Continue reading

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Starward Fortis, Batch 2, Australian Red Wine Barrels, 50%

Normally I would start a post like this with something like ‘generally I try to avoid wine casks’, but with The Duchess and Michiel Wigman releasing good ones recently, that doesn’t seem to be true anymore. I bought this bottle … Continue reading

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Secret Islay 2007-2021, 14yo, Monbazillac Cask, 51.7% – Michiel Wigman, They Inspired II

Just to clear some things up, Monbazillac is a French dessert wine, a sweet wine not unlike Sauternes or Muscat. As proven by Caol Ila’s Distiller’s Edition, this works quite well, generally. This Secret Islay is truly secret, Michiel Wigman … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 10, 2010-2020, Shiraz Cask 1800020, 56.7% – The Duchess

Contrary to my normal modus operandi, I’m actually ahead in tasting this whisky. Of course that is no coincidence, since the release of this review was more or less requested to be a little ahead of the actual release of … Continue reading

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Glen Scotia Dunnage Warehouse Tasting

As with virtually everything, Glen Scotia’s open day during the Campbeltown Malts Festival got cancelled. Maybe ‘virtually’ isn’t the right word, because the virtual version is the one thing that did take place. To compensate the sadness that followed of … Continue reading

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Glen Moray 11, 55.2% – Kyrburg Selection

A very random bottling for a German whisky museum. Why Kyrburg would have a whisky museum is beyond me, but apparently it’s a thing. I got a sample from this last week, in a glass, and I had to quickly … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Limited Edition 2017 vs 2019, 50.5% (101 proof)

In the first tasting by Whisky4All I participated in we tasted the 2019 bottling of Yellowstone’s Limited Editon. I instantly bought a bottle because of the enormous complexity and goodness it showed. Even before I wrote notes, or told the … Continue reading

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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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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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