Review 602: Timorous Beastie 21 Year

A while back we (3 friends and me) had a monster tasting Saturday. We where supposed to select the odd few bottles/samples from our collection to let the others taste it. And as it turned out everybody had great trouble selecting the “few” bottles from their collection . So we ended up with a table filled with bottles and samples and had a hard time shifting through them all to select the ones to taste (oh well, life sucks).

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Review 564: Glentauchers 1999 12 Year

Time to taste, yet again, another expression from the Douglas Laing range. This time a young Glentauchers matured in a Hogshead. I have tasted quite a few expressions from the wide range Douglas Laing has to offer and I have to say that I’m mostly impressed in what they put out there (not all things, mind you, e.g. the Timorous Beastie 40 Year was a bit of a let down for me)

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Review 558: Mortlach 2006 8 Year

And then there is another Mortlach in my glass! I really like my Mortlach’s, especially if they are matured in 1st fill sherry casks, and from independent bottlers. The distillery’s own expressions are not that impressive and highly overpriced for the quality you get.
This one is from Provenance and matured for 8 years in a refill hogshead.

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Review 550: Mortlach 2009 7 Year

On Saturday’s I often do a wee shop route with my friend. We are blessed here with two really good whisky shops that are actually very close to each other. Today we visited Slijterij Frans Muthert/Dramtime.eu in Musselkanaal. Tom-Roderick and Aeilke welcomed us and offered us a few dram to taste. This young Mortlach expresion from Provenance (Douglas Laing) was the first.

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Review 497: Port Dundas 1988 25 Year

Today I visited the newest appointed Ardbeg Embassy in The Netherlands, Slijterij Frans Muthert in Musselkanaal. Aeilke Muthert welcomed me warmly and straight away offers me a dram to taste. Before I knew it there where 3 glasses in front of me ofwich this Port Dundas was the first. I didn’t know that at the time as Aeilke always offers me samples to taste blindly, just to keep it fair.

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