March 30, 2021

GlenAllachie 12 year old single malt review

This 12 year old single malt whisky comes from GlenAllachie distillery, founded in 1967. The GlenAllachie has been known for producing malt whisky for blended whiskies but recently they’ve introduced lots of single malts. This expression was first introduced in 2018 after Billy Walker took over the distillery in 2017. […]
March 4, 2021
Pow-Wow Botanical Rye

Pow-Wow Botanical Straight Rye Whiskey

Bottled by Georgetown Trading Company, Pow-Wow Botanical is an 2 year old sourced straight rye whiskey. It’s been infused using mostly saffron and orange peel (other botanicals are not disclosed). So you can call this one a flavored whiskey. The name of this rye whiskey comes from the Algonquin term […]
January 18, 2021
Glina Rye Whisky Distillery Edition 2019

Glina Rye Whisky Distillery Edition 2019

Glina Rye Whisky comes from Germany. This is their limited Distillery Edition released from 2019. It’s been matured for 5 years in former sherry casks and like all of their whiskies, it comes in natural color without chill filtering. This 2019 edition is a small batch of only 349 bottles, […]
January 18, 2021

Kyrö Malt Rye Whisky Review

Kyrö Malt Rye Whisky is the first core range rye whisky by Kyrö distillery, launched in 2020. Kyrö has already made quite a reputation with their award winning Napue gin, or Kyrö Gin, as they call it today. They’ve also managed to release various batches of rye whiskey and finally […]
January 4, 2021

GlenAllachie 10YO Batch 3 Cask Strength Single Malt

This is Batch 3 of 10 year old cask strength single malt by The GlenAllachie distillery. A distillery known to produce malt whisky for blends under Pernod Ricard and Chivas Brothers ownership. Chivas sold the distillery in 2017 to The GlenAllachie Distillers Company (Billy Walker, Trisha Savage and Graham Stevenson). […]
January 4, 2021

GlenAllachie 15 year old single malt review

Here’s a 15 year old single malt from a distillery known to produce malt whisky for blended whiskies. Because it’s been used for blends, GlenAllachie has an impressive annual production capacity of 3,2 million liters. The GlenAllachie Distillery was founded in 1967 and is located at Aberlour of Scottish  Speyside […]
October 23, 2020
Helsinki Whiskey 100% Rye Malt Release #17

Helsinki Whiskey 100% Rye Malt Release 17

Released on June of 2020, this is Helsinki 100% Rye Malt #17 by The Helsinki Distilling Company (HDC). Like the name states, this whiskey has been made using 100% malted rye. They also produce rye whiskey with a mash bill of malted rye and barley. The distillery was founded in […]
October 20, 2020
Teerenpeli Distiller's Choice Portwood Finish for Tallink Silja

Teerenpeli Distiller’s Choice Portwood Finish

This special Distiller’s Choice was released for travel retail and exclusively for Tallink Silja ferries tax free shops by Finnish whisky maker, Teerenpeli distillery. Only 1176 bottles were released in 2014. Teerenpeli DC Portwood Finish has no age statement. I believe it’s been resting in old bourbon casks before getting […]
October 20, 2020
Ledaig 10 year old whisky

Ledaig 10 year old single malt review

Ledaig whisky is the peated single malt by Tobermory distillery, located in the Isle of Mull in Scotland. Founded in 1798, the distillery went a number of periods of closure and was formerly known as Ledaig (Gaelic for Safe Haven). I really like the Tobermory 10 year old single malt […]
October 19, 2020
Valamo Peated Batch 1

Valamo 3YO Monastery Peated Single Malt

This is the first peated single malt whisky release for retail market by Valamo Monastery Distillery from Finland. Their story is interesting as they are a monastery distillery producing peated and unpeated single malt whiskies. For example they’re making peated whisky matured in old church wine casks. I always like it […]
August 6, 2020
Ailsa Bay Sweet Smoke

Ailsa Bay Release 1.2 Sweet Smoke Single Malt

Ailsa Bay single malts come from Girvan distillery, which is famous for its grain whisky. The distillery is located in Lowlands and it was built in 1963 under the direction of William Grant’s great grandson Charles Gordon. This 1.2 Release called Ailsa Bay Sweet Smoke is their second single malt […]
July 27, 2020
Nagu Whisky

Nagu whisky distillery from Turku archipelago

Nagu or Nauvo (Finnish version) is a group of islands on the coast of southwestern Finland. From there you can find Nagu Distillery Ab, located in an old Flipper boat factory. The company has produced alcohol since 1996 for the Nagu marina restaurant called L’Escale. But serious alcohol making for […]
July 25, 2020
Muteman Rye Whiskey

Muteman Rye Whiskey Review

Quick notes of Muteman Rye Whiskey by The Helsinki Distilling Company (HDC), a sample I got from my buddy. This is small batch rye whiskey from Helsinki, although it doesn’t feel and look like one. I can imagine people thinking that it’s core range bulk whiskey by HDC, when looking […]
July 25, 2020
Mackmyra Swedish Smoke American Oak

Mackmyra Svensk Rök Amerikansk Ek review

Mackmyra distillery has two active distilleries in Gävle, Sweden. First one was launched in 2002 and the second started in 2011, combining an annual capacity of over 2 million bottles. In 2011 Mackmyra Svensk Whisky AB also listed on Nasdaq OMX’s alternative-investment market First North, making it a publicly traded […]
July 23, 2020
Norlan Whisky Tasting Glasses

Expensive and Cool Whiskey Glasses

Before I go on with the list, let me remind that whiskey glass doesn’t have to be expensive. Expensive whiskey glasses are usually cool and that way, worth buying if you’re into whiskey. But tasting the liquid gold of gods out of a pricey glass won’t make it taste better. […]
July 17, 2020
Williamson 6YO whisky review

Williamson 6 year old by That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Review of Williamson 6 year old single malt by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. That Boutique-y Whisky Company is an independent bottler. Their range includes limited edition single malts, single grains and bourbons from various renowned distilleries. They also produce blended malts and blends. That Boutique-y Whisky Company (TBWC) is owned by […]
July 14, 2020
Kalevala Small Batch Distilled Gin

Kalevala Small Batch Distilled Gin

Kalevala organic gin comes from Finland. It’s a small batch release from 2017 in honor of 100 years of Finnish independence. “To celebrate 100 years finnish independence we created a Dry Distilled Gin, the “gindependence” edition. the recipe is based on our original gin, supplemented by blackcurrant leaf and Jerusalem […]
July 11, 2020
Edradour Caledonia 12YO

Edradour Caledonia 12 year old review

Edradour Caledonia 12 year old comes from the “smallest traditional distillery” in Scotland as the distillery claims, located in Highland. They say traditional because there smaller distilleries founded since 2010. So they are the smallest non-modern distillery, founded in 1825. Edradour distillery has an annual full capacity of 130 000 […]
July 9, 2020
Sullivans Cove Single Cask

Sullivans Cove American Oak Single Cask Review

Sullivans Cove distillery is located in the island state of Tasmania. Established in 1994, it’s the second oldest single malt whisky distillery in Australia. And very highly awarded distillery, winning “World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt” at the World Whiskies Awards twice in a row. First they grabbed the title […]
July 2, 2020
Wiser's 10YO

Wiser’s 10 Year Old Triple Barrel Blend

J.P. Wiser’s whisky brand is the oldest continuously produced Canadian whisky since it was established in 1857. The whisky is being produced at Windsor, Ontario by Hiram Walker & Sons Limited distillery. The recipe for this EU exclusive 10 year old blended whisky is exotic. Mash bill consists of double […]
July 2, 2020
Kyrö Single Malt Rye pre-release 5

Kyrö Single Malt Rye Whisky – Batch 5

Kyrö Single Malt Rye whisky pre-release 5 has been distilled from 100% Finnish malted rye and matured over 3 years in bourbon and new oak casks by Kyrö Distillery. This is a very small batch edition. Only 2000 pieces of 10 cl bottles and 200 pieces 50 cl bottles. You […]
July 1, 2020
Glenfiddich Reserve Cask

Glenfiddich Reserve Cask Single Malt

This single malt whisky comes from Glenfiddich distillery at Speyside region. As part of their Travel Retail Cask Collection range, it has no age statement (NAS). It’s been matured in Spanish sherry casks hand-selected by Malt Master, Brian Kinsman. Then married in Glenfiddich’s Solera vatting system. Still not a fan I […]
July 1, 2020
Glenfiddich Select Cask

Glenfiddich Select Cask Single Malt

From the Travel Retail Cask Collection range by Glenfiddich distillery, this is the Select Cask expression. A non age stated (NAS) single malt whisky from the Speyside region. Glenfiddich Select Cask is a marriage of whiskies matured in European oak (sherry?), bourbon and red wine casks. Casks have been selected […]
June 30, 2020

Ragtime Rye Double Oak Cask Strength Whiskey

This cask strength rye whiskey comes from New York Distilling Company and its mash bill contains 72% New York State-grown rye grain. I managed to get a sample from my buddy. I couldn’t find much information about this expression, other than what says in the label. That it’s double oak […]
June 25, 2020
Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy

Midleton Very Rare – Barry Crockett Legacy

Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy is a single pot still whiskey from New Midleton distillery in Cork, Ireland. Single pot still is a traditional Irish way of making whiskey. Meaning that the golden liquid of gods has been made from a mixed mash of malted and unmalted (raw/green) barley distilled in […]
June 17, 2020

Koskue Barrel Aged Dark Gin Review

Following on from the success of Kyrö’s rye gin Napue (winner of the inaugural IWSC Gin & Tonic Trophy), this is an aged gin from the Finnish distillery. Botanicals include birch, meadowsweet, cranberry and orange peel and the gentleman at Kyrö suggest using it in an Old Fashioned for a […]
June 17, 2020
Angel's Envy Bourbon Whiskey

Angel’s Envy Bourbon with Port Finish

Angel’s Envy bourbon comes with a unique twist, a port finish. It has a very traditional mash bill of 72% corn, 18% rye and 10% malted barley. But the finishing touch it gets from spending 3 to 6 months in sweet port wine barrels, is interesting. Eight to ten barrels […]
June 16, 2020

Ledaig 18 year old single malt review

Whisky under the Ledaig brand is peated single malt by Tobermory distillery from the Isle of Mull in Scotland. The distillery founded in 1798, having undergone a number of periods of closure, was formerly known as Ledaig. Tobermory’s malt whisky is being used for blends Scottish Leader and Black Bottle. […]
June 15, 2020
The Famous Grouse Toasted Cask

The Famous Grouse Toasted Cask review

The Famous Grouse Toasted Cask is their original Famous Grouse blend after resting in freshly toasted new oak casks. So this whisky is one of the world’s most popular blends with a twist. The original blend consists of Glenrothes, Macallan and Highland Park malt whiskies and unknown grain whisky. It’s […]
June 15, 2020
Talisker 18 year old review

Talisker 18 year old single malt review

Talisker 18 year old single malt whisky comes from Isle of Skye region in Scotland. Talisker distillery is something you either love or hate. They produce whisky that has strong character, very powerful coastal notes. I’m kind of in the middle of my love and hate relationship. Originally I hated […]