Bunnahabhain 12yo

Frank Mueller
There are some of the relative cheap Islay whiskies which are in most collections. Like the Laphroaig 10yo or the Ardbeg TEN. Another interesting one of them, completely without smoke, is the Bunnahabhain 12yo. Nose The nose of the Bunnahabhain is strong difference from typical Islay whiskies. It’s a fresh and round fragrance, sweet with a hint of sultanas. and cereals. There are also nuts and very little smoke in the background.

Glenfiddich 15yo Unique Solera Reserve

Frank Mueller
Glenfiddich is one of the great and well-known distilleries of Speyside, for many especially the twelve-year-old found in many shops. But the distillery offers many more variants. One is the Glenfiddich 15yo Unique Solera Reserve, a fine drop from the house. Nose The Glenfiddich pleases with a wonderful soft note. Leading the way is a delicious honey, rounded off very lightly by a little banana. Vanilla scents form the background.

Laphroaig 10yo Sherry Oak Finish

Frank Mueller
In addition to the standard malt, Laphroaig also offers special bottlings from time to time. The Laphroaig 10yo Sherry Oak Finish with 48%is such a speciality. After American bourbon casks, it still matures in sherry casks and here still specifically an Oloroso sherry finish. Nose A nice intense aroma hits the nose right off the bat. It contains salt and iodine, but also turpentine. Dark chocolate and wet wood finish.

Tideland Go Slices v0.1.1

Frank Mueller
So far I had not missed generics in Go. Much could be solved via interfaces or closures. And with the disgusting syntactic aberrations of other languages when dealing with generics, I was rather afraid that the elegant simplicity of Go could be lost. As of Go 1.18, Google’s language now handles generics after much discussion. I have always appreciated the implicit simplicity with which, for example, types in a statement like

The Balvenie Single Barrel Sherry Cask 15yo

Frank Mueller
The The Balvenie Single Barrel Sherry Cask 15yo with its 47.8% is a special drop. It is not available in every store, I ordered it in France. This was easy for me, even without a previous tasting, as none of my Balvenies have ever disappointed me so far. So also this time. Nose The nose of this malt immediately greets with wonderful notes. There are fruits such as cranberries and beautiful orange.

Glenmorangie Extremely Rare 18yo

Frank Mueller
A few weeks have passed since the last entry. Which doesn’t mean that I haven’t had any malts. The corresponding tasting notes will follow in the coming days. The first one today is the Glenmorangie Extremely Rare 18yo. Nose A pleasant soft and very mild nose with sweet notes of berries and honey. There is also some white chocolate and the mild aroma of caramel. The contrast is provided by light oak notes and the spiciness of ginger.

A chance is given

Frank Mueller
From time to time, the opportunity presents itself for a decision that would not normally be necessary. However, it opens up the possibility of moving in a direction that is both reminiscent of beautiful points in the past, appealing in its environment and brings a nice new challenge. A few months ago this opportunity reached me through a contact over Internet and with the beginning of this month it has become effective.

Talk about declarative APIs

Frank Mueller
As you know from time to time, I do have the chance to give a talk about an interesting topic. Sometimes it’s pretty close to my work, sometimes it’s just inspired by my own ideas. In this case it’s a mix. The conference this time had been the betterCode() API on 27.04.2022. Here I had the talk “Let the computer do it - Usage of declarative APIs”. It describes the troubles of today usual imperative APIs and how to use them in a declarative way.

Lagavulin 16yo

Frank Mueller
The Lagavulin 16yo is a true classic, well known in almost every whisky collection. And for good reason, because it is a beautiful representative of this important region. Nose It plays around the nose with initial salt and unusual iodine. Peat and smoke are found only a little, but a little cold ashtray. The scent of citrus fruits and flowers round off the nose. Taste At the beginning, the tongue receives a nice round initial sharpness and also the iodine from the nose.

Tideland Go Wait v0.2.0

Frank Mueller
The package Tideland Go Wait reached version 0.2.0 due to a new added feature. It now contains the type Throttle to provide a limited processing of events per second, e.g. for web handlers. The events are simple closures or functions with a given signature. The limit and a burst size for the maximum number of events during one call are defined at throttle creation. Example A throttled wrapper of a http.