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Zuidam Dutch Rye Whisky

Our third global sample for May 2021 hails from the Netherlands. This very interesting single cask was acquired by Gilles Dumangin, a champagne producer in France, from farm-to-glass distillery Zuidam located in Holland. Gilles then finished it for 6 months in his own Ratafia Champenois casks. Fascinating stuff. 46% ABV. Bottle 79 of only 369. Sourced from Alberta.

Masters 2021 – Round 4 Update

Matsuyama held off the pack today, despite a +1 final round. Corey Conners had a bit of a collapse near the end of the front 9 taking him out of the running. The results posted here are preliminary pending official prize money results from The Masters. Once the pool results are final we will post the information and the winners! Thanks again to everyone for your participation. We invite you to check out the homepage for information on our upcoming Rich More’s memorial tournament in July.

Tamdhu Single Cask – European Oak Sherry 14 Year

A double-header March Speyside tasting rounded out with another novel distillery to the Club. Tamdhu Single Cask, distilled in 2004 and bottled in 2018, was another great example of a little-known distillery that can pack a punch. This bottle is 1 of only 317. Adding a little water to this dram did change it significantly – thanks to “Ben” for that “magical” post-it note tip, and Club member Lee for sacrificing this one to the cause! A lovely taster with lots of dried fruit, raisins, apricots, jam and of course, toasty sherry.

Auchroisk 2007 – Signatory Vintage

Another first-timer for Club Expensive Taste. An interesting sampler with a lovely bright straw (natural) colour. Light and fruity, grape-forward, certain vanilla, with a hit of spice on the end. A delicate and appealing combination. 43%, hogshead maturation and a very appealing price point at only $100 with shipping from out-of-country. Glad we broadened the horizons with this little rarity.