Whisky Nerd



Keeping Track of the Bruichladdich Rye/Barley Mash

This is one seriously weird whisky blog. Weird because it is about Whiskies that have not been put on the market yet, but that started their life's in 2017. It is about a Bruichladdich Rye / Barley mash-bill that was... Continue Reading →


La Trappe, Trappist, Oak Aged in an ex Bruichladdich Port Charlotte cask

OMG! I had to post this without ever tasting it! Will I add to this page later? Yes, for sure! I want to know if I can taste the 71%ABV Port Charlotte whisky barrel on this 11% ABV Trappist Beer!... Continue Reading →


The winners of the iLADDIE Whisky Nerd Awards are known! All the numbers have been added up! As per the rules set out in the beginning of 2017 points could be given for four criteria. How much did I learn... Continue Reading →


Bruichladdich, Octomore 08.3

Yesterday I tried the bottle of Octomore 08.3 that I bought. Why did I buy such an expensive dram? I bought it because at 309 ppm this may be a one off chance to investigate what this level of ppm’s... Continue Reading →


#RSWFW: B: Grainy, 3. Mash, Porridge

I could spend lots of time explaining what "porridge" is but I feels kind off useless. Or is it? According to the Cambridge Dictionary Porridge is: "a thick, soft food made from oats boiled in milk or water, eaten hot for... Continue Reading →


#RSWFW: B: Grainy, 3. Mash, Draff

The whisky congener group "mash" contains four sub congeners which all generally describe what is happening in the mash tun and what comes out of it. Porridge, Draff or draf (depending in the spelling), Wort, Cooked Maize. The "Mash" is... Continue Reading →


Bruichladdich Black Art 6, 1990

It is always good to find out that Adam Hannett has made another Black Art. Black Art 6, 1990 Thanks to the kind people of TTB in the USA we can learn that in 2017 the sixth version of Bruichladdich... Continue Reading →


#RSWFW: B: Grainy, 2. Malt, Malted Barley

The whisky congener of "Malted Barley" is one you would expect to be a walk in the park to describe. It either is or it is not. Depending on how much detail you would want to put into it. Lets... Continue Reading →


Westland Whiskey from Seattle

I have been looking forward to finding, buying and tasting Westland Whiskey for about a year now. I think I stumbled on a blog or something that sparked my interest, because the "Westland" is also an area in the Netherlands... Continue Reading →


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