June 18, 2024

The Latitude 55° Blended Scotch Review

The Latitude 55° Blended Scotch was produced for Nordic market, especially Sweden and Finland. Bottled by Vin & Sprit, also known for Grönstedts cognac. This blend contains unknown Islay whiskies, apparently matured in sherry casks. Swedish blending of Islay A blended whisky from Islay region, blended by Swedish blender Folke […]
January 26, 2024

Investing Beyond the Bottle: The Lucrative & Exciting World of Bourbon Barrels

Investing in whiskey has, historically, offered higher returns and less volatility when compared to traditional financial markets. The rapid growth in demand for whiskey in the United States and abroad has created an environment in which distilleries have been unable to produce a sufficient quantity of casks, driving prices increasingly […]
August 28, 2023

Glen Scotia Double Cask

Glen Scotia distillery is located in the Campbeltown region, being one of just three distilleries left in the smallest whisky region in Scotland. The distillery was founded in 1832, also known as The Scotia or Old Scotia. Glen Scotia Double Cask single malt is non-age stated (NAS) whisky. Aged in […]
August 15, 2023

Iniquity Gold Batch 007 Single Malt

Iniquity whisky comes from Tin Shed Distilling Company in Australia. I received these samples from the distillery: Iniquity Single Malt Whisky Gold Batch 007 Iniquity Den’s Dram Single Malt Lazy Daze, 40% ABV Iniquity Single Malt Whisky Flustercluck Australian Peat, 49.1% ABV Iniquity Single Malt Whisky Batch 23 Silver Label, […]
August 15, 2023

Iniquity Flustercluck Australian Peat

Iniquity whisky brand’s home is located in Tin Shed Distilling Company at Australia. I got these samples from the distillery: Iniquity Single Malt Whisky Flustercluck Iniquity Den’s Dram Single Malt Lazy Daze, 40% ABV Iniquity Single Malt Whisky Gold Batch 007, 56% ABV Iniquity Single Malt Whisky Batch 23 Silver […]
August 15, 2023

Iniquity Silver Label Batch 23

Iniquity single malt comes from Tin Shed Distilling Company in Australia. I received these samples from the distillery: Iniquity Single Malt Whisky Batch 23 Silver Label Iniquity Den’s Dram Single Malt Lazy Daze, bourbon and red wine matured 40% ABV Iniquity Single Malt Whisky Gold Batch 007, 56% ABV Iniquity […]
August 15, 2023

Iniquity Den’s Dram Single Malt Lazy Daze

Iniquity whisky comes from Tin Shed Distilling Company in Australia. I received these samples from the distillery: Iniquity Den’s Dram Single Malt Lazy Daze Iniquity Single Malt Whisky Gold Batch 007, 56% ABV Iniquity Single Malt Whisky Flustercluck Australian Peat, 49.1% ABV Iniquity Single Malt Whisky Batch 23 Silver Label, […]
July 13, 2023

From Tasting to Investing: How Whiskey Enthusiasts Can Tap into the Investment Industry

In today’s investment landscape, the motivations of investors extend beyond mere profit. They are increasingly inclined to invest in assets that align with their personal passions. This trend is evident in the stock market, where companies like Tesla have garnered significant attention. However, for those who possess a deep appreciation […]
May 26, 2023

Rye Malt Whisky Beer Series

Ruosniemen Panimo from Finland has used rye malt whisky barrels for aging their beer. Couple of quick tasting notes regarding this series. Even though both are not full ten point beers, I had to review them because of the interesting Kyrö distillery’s rye whisky barrel influence. Imperial stout 2021 Scoring […]
May 26, 2023

Narwhal Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

This barrel aged stout comes from the famous Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. I like their products, especially Torpedo Extra IPA is one of my favorites. I was excited to hear that they’ve made a stout aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels. And in my opinion, they’ve succeeded very well with this […]
May 26, 2023

Ikiiurso Islay Barrel Aged Stout

This Islay barrel aged stout comes from Finnish brewing company Hiisi, based in Jyväskylä. Actually this beer is already a great selection as is, if you like imperial stouts. But after it’s gotten the Islay barrel aging, it turns into a masterpiece. Apparently there’s Ardbeg and Laphroaig barrels involved. Scoring […]
May 25, 2023

Teerenpeli Kulo 7 Year Old Review

Kulo is a sherry cask matured 7 year old single malt from Finland by its first ever commercial single malt producer, Teerenpeli distillery. This whisky has already made a name for itself, winning gold medal and whopping 98 points at International Wine & Spirit Competition 2020. Since then it also […]
May 24, 2023

Kilchoman Machir Bay Cask Strength

The Cask Strength version of Machir Bay single malt expression by Kilchoman distillery. Kilchoman was established in 2005 and they are officially a farm distillery in all sense. They use local peat cut in traditional way and slow distilling by hand. Maturation happens in traditional dunnage warehouses and bottling on […]
May 23, 2023

Laphroaig Four Oak Review

This single malt whisky matured in four different cask types, comes from the legendary Laphroaig distillery. This was first released for the travel retail market in 2016. Four Oak aging happens in a combination of bourbon barrels, quarter casks, virgin American oak barrels and European oak hogsheads. Quick tasting notes […]
May 23, 2023

Valamo Lightly Peated Monastery Whisky

This lightly peated single malt whisky comes from Valamo Monastery Distillery from Finland. Valamo has a range of peated and unpeated whiskies, usually matured in bourbon or sweet church wine csks. This one’s been matured in bourbon casks and has a 12 ppm peat level. 20 or below is usually […]
May 23, 2023

Glenburgie 15 year old Ballantine’s Malt

Glenburgie became an essential component of Ballantine’s blended whisky when the distillery was bought by Hiram Walker in 1935. Also known as Glenburgie-Glenlivet, Glenburry or Glen Burgie, the distillery is based near Alves, Moray in Speyside region. Because its whisky is usually an ingredient for blends, you rarely bump into […]
May 22, 2023

Dalmore Dominium Review

The Dalmore Dominium is a premium expression of their travel retail Fortuna Meritas Collection. Dominium means “ownership” and is a reference to when the Mackenzie clan saved King Alexander III from a charging stag. From that point forward they were granted use of the royal stag emblem. It’s been matured […]
May 22, 2023

Torabhaig Allt Gleann Legacy 2nd Release

Torabhaig distillery is a new exciting addition to Scottish whisky landscape, coming from the islands region. They are located in Isle of Skye and started making small batches of whisky in 2017. I had a pleasure of trying this Second Release of Torabhaig Allt Gleann Legacy at our local tasting. […]
May 22, 2023

Teerenpeli Savu Review

Savu means smoke in Finnish. So needless to say, this is a peated single malt whisky from Finland by Teerenpeli distillery, the first ever commercial Finnish single malt producer. Matured in bourbon (80%) and Pedro Ximénez sherry (20%) casks, which according to Teerenpeli, were selected by ambassadors and fair visitors […]
May 19, 2023

An Cnoc Peatheart Batch 2

An Cnoc comes from Knockdhu distillery at Speyside. To avoid confusion they renamed their whisky brand for differentiating purposes. Knockando distillery name felt too similar. Peatheart is their smokiest version, using malt with 40 ppm phenol content. My notes are for Batch 2 and unfortunately, result of quick tasting. So […]
May 19, 2023

Tamnavulin Sherry Cask Edition

Here’s my quick notes on Tamnavulin Sherry Cask Edition, batch 30502. This Speysider was unfortunately a fast visit during a long tasting, so my notes aren’t probably the best ones. Overall, easy to drink and pleasant palate, but lacks a bit in character, especially the finish needs more power. I […]
May 19, 2023

Smoky Scot Islay Single Malt

Smoky Scot is a 5 year old single malt by Islay region’s Caol Ila distillery, bottled by Aceo Spirits. Since we’re talking about a young indie bottling, it makes you uncertain about the quality. But coming from reputable Islay distillery set my hopes higher than with other similar type of […]
May 19, 2023

Aerstone 10 year old Land Cask

Aerstone 10 year old Land Cask, is a single malt whisky by William Grant and it contains Highland malt, even though being produced at Lowland’s Ailsa Bay distillery. While this exquisite whisky didn’t undergo maturation at sea, it absorbed the essence of the maritime environment through its aging process in […]
May 4, 2023

Crafting the Perfect Cocktail with Irish Whiskey

When it comes to crafting the perfect cocktail, Irish whiskey can be an ideal base ingredient. It offers a smooth yet robust flavour profile that can add a unique element to any drink you create. From whiskey sours and old-fashioneds to Irish coffee and more, here are some tips for […]
December 29, 2022

Best Whiskey Books and Literature

World is full of literature regarding water of life. To ease up things for you, I’ve gathered a comprehensive list of best whisky related books. Highly rated books about whiskey “The World Atlas of Whiskey” by Dave Broom: This book is a comprehensive guide to the history, production, and styles […]
July 1, 2022

Fettercairn 12 year old whisky review

Fettercairn distillery is located under the Grampian foothills in the Howe of Mearns in the region of Highland. Fettercairn is also the town’s name, loosely based on the phrase “the foot of the mountain”. The distillery is owned by Whyte & Mackay Distillers, like Dalmore and Jura. This 12 year […]