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Bowmore 18 Year Old 2002 Wu Dram Clan

Papaya Bowmore 18 Year Old 2002 Wu Dram Clan

Well, well, this whisky was only launched this year and already it has all the hallmarks of a future classic and is hence nowhere to be found – unless you are willing to pay a small fortune. I was lucky…

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Bowmore Sailing Seagull

David Bowie Bowmore Sailing Seagull

It’s a public secret that this Sailing Seagull from the Regensburger Whisky & Weinclub in Germany is actually Bowmore. It was bottled in 2018 as private clubbottling and vatted from sherry, bourbon and…

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Big T (b.2000s)

Mix or Avoid Big T (b.2000s)

The current expression of this Big T blend, with Tomatin as the obvious fingerprint malt, has no age statement and has been reduced to 40%. The fact that you can purchase a bottle for only 15 EUR does…

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Big T 5 Year Old (b.1960s)

Prickling Spiciness Big T 5 Year Old (b.1960s)

The T in this Big T reers to the Highland distillery Tomatin. It’s also clearly blown into the bottom of the glass bottle: ‘Tomatin Distillers (Exports) Ltd, Edinburgh’. Moreover, this is – contrary to…

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Ben Bracken 27 Year Old 1990 Islay Single Malt

Lidl Effect Ben Bracken 27 Year Old 1990 Islay Single Malt

My first two experiences with Ben Bracken – the Speyside malts from 1989 and 1991 – were very good, to say the least. So you can imagine I am very eager to try this 27 years old Islay malt.Oh, yes, I’ve…

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Ben Bracken 28 Year Old 1989 Speyside Single Malt

Complex Ben Bracken 28 Year Old 1989 Speyside Single Malt

A few years ago, this 28 years old Speyside malt could be found on the shelves of the German supermarket Lidl. The provenance is kept secret. Bottled by Wallace & Young Distillers, the company that also…

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Ben Bracken 25 Year Old 1991 Speyside Single Malt

Papaya Ben Bracken 25 Year Old 1991 Speyside Single Malt

Ben Bracken is one of the brands under which German discount supermarket Lidl releases single malt. They have quite a few out there already. Today I will try their 25 year old Speyside expression from…

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Croftengea 15 Year Old 2005 Klubb23

The Wolfman Croftengea 15 Year Old 2005 Klubb23

Last summer I tried my second Croftengea ever. Who would have thought I would try my third so quickly after that? This one was selected by the boys from Klubb23 and has The Wolfman on the label, again…

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Deanston 20 Year Old 1999 Klubb23

The Creature Deanston 20 Year Old 1999 Klubb23

The member of Klubb23 – yes, there’s only 23 of them, hence the name – selected this 20 years old Deanston and put the Creature of the Black Lagoon on the label. ‘Wild and distinguished’, they call it…

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