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Whiskybase Laphroaig 2011 ‘Same as 10K” (58.7%)

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Whiskybase Laphroaig 2011 ‘Same as 10K” (58.7%)

Whiskybase, the Dutch database for all things whisky, currently holds 105,624 listings of bottles of whisky (and there will be more by the time you check). Granted, some of them are double (or quadruple)¬†listings of the same bottle, but just think of the vastness of the achievement: Successfully creating, and maintaining, a community generated, free…

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The Spirit Still “Like A Villain” – Lagavulin 9 Wine Cask Finish (52%)

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The Spirit Still “Like A Villain” – Lagavulin 9 Wine Cask Finish (52%)

Lagavulin is one of those distilleries not overly crazy on having their name on independent bottlings. That’s not to say that they don’t sell young spirit, on the contrary, and it’s not even that hard to come by, but it’s still not common to see indies telling you where it’s from. But wait, that’s not…

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Balvenie 14 Peated Triple Cask (48.3%)

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Balvenie 14 Peated Triple Cask (48.3%)

Balvenie’s travel retail range holds the 12, 16 and 25. This range is matured in refill ex bourbon, first fill ex bourbon casks and first fill Oloroso sherry casks. I reviewed the Balvenie 25 year old, and was not blown away, if I put it mildly, and found it somewhat strange. 2017 saw the coming…

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Update: Major Expansion at Tel Aviv’s Milk and Honey Distillery and A Final Tasting of Cask 3 (64.5%)

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Update: Major Expansion at Tel Aviv’s Milk and Honey Distillery and A Final Tasting of Cask 3 (64.5%)

I’ve been following Milk and Honey’s Cask 003 (yes, the third cask ever distilled in Tel Aviv) since it was a 3 month old infant. I first tasted it when it was three months old, in my first report on the distillery. I then revisited at 8 months and thought it was moving along its…

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The Glenlivet 13 Sherry Oak Matured (Taiwan Exclusive) (40%)

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The Glenlivet 13 Sherry Oak Matured (Taiwan Exclusive) (40%)

Yesterday’s big news was carried by sctochwhisky.com, that reported from The Spirit of Speyside festival that Glenlivet is launching The Captain’s Reserve, which is a NAS expression, aged in both bourbon and sherry casks, and finished in Cognac casks, and supposed to be tiered above the 15 year old in the range. At first, it…

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