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Instagram Giveaway

We’re giving away two bottles of The Single Casks worth a total of €300,-!

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Bunnahabhain An Cladach

Bunnahabhain and its names… I don’t have much trouble pronouncing and spelling Bunna’s awkwardly named expressions. But this following anecdote is a reminder of the fact that it doesn’t always come in handy. Or maybe it does…

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The experience of blind tasting

How often do you know what whisky is in your glass before you taste it? In other words; have you ever tried blind tasting?

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a merry Christmas!

It’s been an beautiful 10 months on Instagram, thanks to you! Off we go towards our first anniversary, cheers everybody! You’re awesome!

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When in doubt…

… visit Islay! Figuring out which region to visit on your next or maybe even first trip to Scotland? We’d recommend everyone to visit Islay at least once in your life.

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Starting the Festive Season with Redbreast 12yo Cask Strength

The leaves have fallen and it’s getting colder. The festive season has started! The robins are looking for food in our gardens, and we love to help them a bit. Especially when the robins (or Redbreasts as we roughly translate it from our Dutch language) look like this.

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Delicious discoveries: Deanston 10yo PX Finish

I have the annoying habit of finding the first couple of drams of new whiskies incredible, getting a little bored after a while and looking for something new.. But certainly not with this one!

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Millstone 2014-2018 – Triple Distilled – PX Sherry Cask – Beek Vintage

I love a good story when it comes to whisky. Entering Jan Beek, formerly known from Van Wees, the Dutch independent bottler of The Ultimate series. He began his own brand last year: BEEK spirits, which has a large focus on quality and craftsmanship.

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Sherwood’s: A new player in the whisky market

We’ve had the pleasure to meet up and share some drams with the creators of Sherwood’s, a brand new independent bottler from the Netherlands.

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Whisky distillation process and the influence on the taste – an example from Caol Ila and Lagavulin

Did you know? Caol Ila uses the exact same malt as its sister distillery Lagavulin. But why is Lagavulin so much peatier, I hear you ask. Well, that’s the magic of the process…

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A warm welcome at Lagavulin Distillery

Lagavulin’s tasting room, not your typical tasting room!

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Bowmore vibes

Now imagine this, the sun on your face, you can feel the sea breeze from Loch Indaal through your hair, the view is amazing and one of the finest whiskies is only one step away. Sounds like a dream right?

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Rime of the ancient mariner

What does Iron Maiden have to do with whisky I hear you ask. Well, let’s sit down for a moment and emerge in this great musical experience…

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Islay vibes

A little story on how it’s like to be on Islay, one of the most peaceful places in the world. Especially for whisky lovers like us!

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Bruichladdich The Laddie Valinch 34 2004-2018

If you ask us to describe Bruichladdich in one word, it would be: mavericks. They are definitely not afraid to experiment and when it comes to their less experimental whisky’s they don’t necessarily care what others do or say. In short: they do things their own way, and they...

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Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Cask Exploration 20 Valinch

Leaving Kilchoman behind, we went on to our last stop on our trip: Bruichladdich. There we tasted the Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Cask Exploration 20 Valinch

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Kilchoman Distillery Exclusive 8yo Madeira Cask Matured 2010-2018

A quick stop at Kilchoman, discussing their early years and a review of the Distillery Exclusive 8yo Madeira Cask Matured edition.

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Ardbeg Day 2018

It’s Ardbeg Day, let’s celebrate and share the love! Our review of Ardbeg Grooves is on the way (edit: you can find it here), so for now we’ll do with the extraordinary Kelpie, cheers!

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Islay Travelblog 7: Bunnahabhain Distillery

Ahoy mateys, strap in for a bumpy ride to Bunnahabhain distillery. Unconventional and not afraid to do things a little different, like real pirates of Islay.

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Caol Ila Distillery Exclusive 2017

Visiting Caol Ila Distillery, getting the full Islay-weather experience and tasting notes of the Distillery Exclusive.

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Lagavulin Distillery Exclusive Bottling 2017

The Lagavulin Distillery, easily recognized by It’s tall red smokestack is not a complete stranger to us. Our collection contains the 8yo 12yo CS, 16yo, the Distillers Edition and some indie bottlings which don’t bear their name, but obviously come from this distiller. So we thought Lagavulin couldn’t surprise...

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Ardbeg Kelpie

When you think Islay, you think Ardbeg. One of the most renowned distillers on the island. For some it’s too bold, for some it’s heaven.

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Laphroaig Cairdeas 15yo

About our first moments on Islay, visiting Laphroaig and the Cairdeas 15yo tasting notes.

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How we traveled to Islay

Our travel to Islay by plane, bus and ferry, a tasting note of the Arran 14yo and a glimpse of what heaven looks like.

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Our wonderful trip to Islay

We’re back home after a wonderful trip to Islay. We’ve had a great time visiting the (for now) eight working distilleries, tasting lots of drams and talking to the beautiful people living on the island.

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Partagas Series D No. 4 x Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve

Can you feel the spring vibes already? Let’s pair this Dalmore with the cigar it’s supposed to.

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Peated distillers editions

Peaty distillers editions, which one do you think is best? Our pick is definitely the Talisker, which has been finished on Amoroso sherry casks. A review on this one is coming soon!

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