Grauw’s blog


July 13th, 2010

I always liked whisky, and since I got a bottle last February I’ve been drinking a lot of it :). Here’s the list so far:

  1. Glen Talloch 8 YO Blended Malt
  2. The Famous Grouse
  3. Glenmorangie Lasanta
  4. Glenfiddich 15 YO, Solera Reserve
  5. The Glenlivet 15 YO French Oak Reserve
  6. Glen Grant 7 YO The Major’s Reserve
  7. Tullamore Dew (open)
  8. Connemara Peated Single Malt (open)

I’m not gonna do the whole grading thing but having a list of whiskies I’ve tried seems handy. I would use some kind of whisky database website but haven’t been able to find one…

Update: My collection at Whiskybase



bah scotch... by GuyveR800 at 2010-07-15 13:47

I didn’t know you were a whiskey drinker, although I do remember you writing about Suntory whiskey :)
Personally I don’t like scotch. I’ve tried several brands, but haven’t found any I like, so I’m accepting it... However, Jack Daniels (tennessee whiskey) or Four Roses (kentucky bourbon) are well to my liking.

I should try some Irish stuff.. Jameson or Tullamore Dew...

Re: bah scotch... by Grauw at 2010-07-16 19:22

Ah, you’re right, I forgot about that! I wonder what type it was, I could add it to the list…

Also I hadn’t considered that it was all scotch, but now that you mention it… :) That won’t do, I need to expand my range! I’ll try some of those you mentioned :).

whiskey / whisky by FiXato at 2010-07-17 00:58

Actually, by the looks of his list, he indeed isn’t a whiskey drinker, but a whisky drinker. ;-)
As Stanley Bruce once put it so lovely:

A Scotsman who spells
Whisky with a n ‘e’,
should be hand cuffed
and thrown head first in the Dee.

In the USA and Ireland,
it’s spelt with an ‘e’
but in Scotland
it’s real ‘Whisky’.

So if you see Whisky
and it has an ‘e’,
only take it,
if you get it for free!

For the name is not the same
and it never will be,
a dram is only a real dram,
from a bottle of ‘Scotch Whisky’.

Stanley Bruce.
20th April 2004

Re: whiskey / whisky by Grauw at 2010-07-19 22:54

Nice FiXato :). Hey, wat voor bocht brouwen ze in Noorwegen? ;)

A softer taste? by Wammes Witkop at 2010-08-19 21:38


If you do spell it the Irish way, go for the Irish taste. Irish whiskey is distilled three times, Scottish is two times. Also, Scots roast the malt over open peat fire, the Irish use peat allright but keep the smoke largely away. Much softer tastes. But very good. Try Bushmills, or my own favorite, Tullamore.

Cheers, Wammes

Re: A softer taste? by Grauw at 2010-09-12 14:53

Hey Wammes! I guess I spelled it the Dutch way… ;) But I took your recommendation and bought a bottle of Tullamore Dew. It’s nice, a lot softer than the Scotch whiskeys indeed, easier to drink.

I’ll need to get an American one next, and figure out where I can buy a bottle of Japanese Suntory (Gall&Gall doesn’t have it)… Also I want to try Bushmills. Maybe I need to start buying smaller bottles ;p.

In the meanwhile a housemate also bought a bottle of Lagavulin, which is very good whiskey, very peaty and strong taste and smell that really complement each other, if you like it.

Whisky collection sites by c4t2007 at 2010-09-30 11:57

Houd je verzamelingen bij op

En zelfs

Re: Whisky collection sites by Grauw at 2010-10-03 01:54

Ah, dank voor de tip! Catawiki heeft niet veel bestaande whiskies erop staan zo te zien (misschien wel handig voor andere verzamelingen, hmm :)), maar Whiskybase lijkt perfect.

whisky forum by johan brugge at 2010-10-03 10:43

Waarom registreer je niet op Daar kan je veel informatie vinden ivm whisky en met gelijkgestemde zielen discussiëren over al wat met whisky te maken heeft.


try bruichladdich by at 2013-04-06 00:31

Ardbeg Uigeadail by Jul-za at 2015-10-25 22:15

Ardbeg Uigeadail Traditional Strength Islay Single Malt Whisky
Islay perfection!
I’ve been looking for a whisky that has everything I want in it for a long while and never thought I’d find it. But I think I have now. What a balance. Smoke is not that intense and gives way a myriad of different notes. Stunning.

Single malts by Steve at 2016-01-18 00:34

Just read your page on the use of && and || in javascript – very useful, thanks! So here are some “must-try” whisky recommendations in return:

Springbank – 10 year old is OK, 15 y.o. (and older) is fantastic – About the most perfectly balanced single malt I’ve tried (I’ve tried quite a few, btw). You might struggle to get hold of it, is the only problem.

Bunnahabhain (pronounced bunnahaven) – Another very well balanced single malt, this one’s from Islay, the standard 12 year old is the one to go for.

Bowmore – Phenomenal Islay single malt, the flavour just gradually blossoms in your mouth, unlike anything else. I’ve tried the 12 y.o., the 15, the 18, Darkest . . . they’re all great!

Slange var!

Good Whisky by Matt at 2016-02-25 09:03

As a whiskey drinker too, there is nothing better then a good glass of whiskey on Friday night.