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The annual Islay tasting at De Whiskykoning

The Islay tasting is one of the four seasonal tastings at De Whiskykoning. Officially it’s called the Winter Tasting. The other three are obviously Spring, Summer and Autumn. In that order the themes are Lowlands, Speyside and finally Highlands (and … 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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Laphroaig Feis Ile 2013, Cairdeas Port Wood Edition, 51.3%

After a few days off in the Ardennes that mainly focussed on someone else’s whisky and beer, it’s about time to continue the Islay tasting and finish that up this week, since on Friday I’m off to Den Bosch again … 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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Bowmore Feis Ile 2013, 56.5%

A little while ago I booked 8 spots at De Whiskykoning‘s ‘winter tasting’. Winter boils down to peat in his book and this time around he had been able to gather six Feis Ile bottlings, if you count the Ardbeg … Continue reading

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