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 […]
June 15, 2020

Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt review

Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt is a smoky non-age-statement (NAS) whisky by The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co. I ran into this Japanese whisky on a whisky fair in Turku, Finland. So these are quick tasting notes based on rapid sampling. So the whisky comes from Nikka Group’s youngest distillery, the Miyagikyo […]
June 11, 2020
Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask

Kavalan Solist Ex-Sherry Cask Strength

Kavalan is single malt from Taiwan made by King Car Kavalan distillery. King Car is a large Taiwanese group established in 1956. It has several business fields under its name. They’ve started whisky making in 2008 and have built quite rapidly grown reputation as quality brand. Their reputation unfortunately shows […]
June 9, 2020
Whiskey rocks, literally! Check out these stone cubes for cooling whisky

Whiskey tumbler glass – classic Scotch glass

Whiskey tumbler is a classic Scotch glass but often neglected by whisky enthusiasts who prefer a whisky glass designed for nosing. Let’s face it, if you want to get as much aromas as possible out of your favorite dram, tumbler is not gonna do it for you. Then you should […]
June 9, 2020
Braeval 20 Year Old Cask Strength by Hart Brothers

Braeval 20YO Cask Strength by Hart Brothers

This Braeval 20 year old cask strength single malt comes from the independent bottler Hart Brothers. I was fortunate enough to have a sample at Turku Beer and Whisky Festival. Needless to say, this whisky is something you’d definitely have to have full bottle in your cabinet. Distilled at Braeval […]
June 8, 2020
Bowmore 10 year old

Bowmore 10YO Inspired by the Devil’s Casks Series

Quick review of Bowmore 10 year old single malt whisky Inspired by the Devil’s Casks Series. I had a quick sample of this in a whisky tasting at my friend’s cabin. So bare with me on these tasting notes, those were assembled quite fast. This whisky is a mixture of […]
June 8, 2020

Bunnahabhain Eirigh Na Greine Review

Bunnahabhain Eirigh Na Greine single malt whisky comes from the region of Islay, known for its famous smoky peated malt whiskies. Yet Bunnahabhain distillery is the one that’s most known for its non-peated whiskies. This single malt has no age statement (NAS) and it was originally released for travel retail […]
June 8, 2020
Teeling Irish Single Malt Review

Teeling Single Malt Whiskey Review

I bought a 5 cl bottle of Teeling Single Malt Whiskey three years ago. After three long years I remembered this Irish whiskey sample in my cabinet and gave it a try. Usually Irish whiskies are traditional pot still whiskies or blends but 100% malt whiskey is not that common. […]
May 24, 2020

High Coast Dálvve Sherry Influence Whisky review

High Coast Dálvve is a single malt whisky from Sweden. It comes from Box Destilleri (distillery in Swedish) and the brand was formerly known as Box whisky. In order to prevent any confusion with Compass Box they renamed the brand as High Coast. The name comes from Höga Kasten (High […]
May 20, 2020
Lagavulin 9 year old

Lagavulin 9 year old Game of Thrones edition

This is the Game of Thrones edition from one of my favorite whisky distilleries, the Lagavulin distillery. A 9 year old single malt Lagavulin whisky named as the House Lannister. Malt whisky aged below 10 years usually sounds like it’s going to be unmatured. But when it’s a single malt […]
May 18, 2020
Tycho's Star by Spirit of Hven

Spirit of Hven Tycho’s Star single malt whisky review

This Swedish single malt whisky was named after the renowned astronomer Tycho Brahe who discovered the supernova in 1572. Spirit of Hven distillery is located at Backafallsbyn on an small island between Denmark and Sweden. Brahe lived on this small Swedish island back in the late 1500’s. Hven’s statement about […]
May 13, 2020
Redbreast 21 year old

Redbreast 21YO Single Pot Still Whiskey Review

Redbreast 21 year old Irish single pot still whiskey is a price winning spirit by the New Midleton distillery in Cork. Being a pot still whiskey means that it’s been made out of malted and unmalted barley. Midleton is very good at making single pot still whiskies. I managed to […]
May 12, 2020
Whisky filled dark chocolate

Dark chocolate with single malt liquid center

My spouse gave these as a Christmas gift. A delightful surprise I must say. By the way, if you’re looking for gift ideas for whisky lovers, please read my article about the subject from the link in question. So, back to my original post about dark chocolate filled with famous […]
May 12, 2020
Best gift ideas for whiskey lovers

Best whiskey gift ideas for dram lovers

Are you in need for good gift ideas for your spouse, friend or relatives? Whiskey or spirits related items might be just what your looking for. At least I can think of five to six things straight away I’d like to get as a gift because I’m a whiskey lover. […]
May 7, 2020
Arran Private Cask bottling

Arran Single Cask – bottled for Viskiryhmä Turku

This Private Cask Arran was bottled for Viskiryhmä Turku, which is a small but vibrant whisky community in Turku region (held in Facebook). Located in Lochranza village in the Isle of Arran, the Arran Distillery was built in 1995. It’s become one of the favorite distilleries of key people in […]
May 6, 2020
Kolme Leijonaa Blended Scotch

Kolme Leijonaa Blended Scotch Whisky review

I’ve categorized this under Finland but this is not a Finnish whisky. Even though legendary in Finnish retail market because of its long history and Finnish name. Kolme Leijonaa means Three Lions in English. Lion is the animal in Finland’s escutcheon. Officially this brand came to Finnish retail market in […]
May 6, 2020
Wild Turkey Rare Breed Review

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Review

Wild Turkey Rare Breed is a barrel proof bourbon from Kentucky. In 2015 this legendary breed of a bourbon was upped in strength to 56,4% alcohol by volume level. I had heard good things about it even before 2015, so I had to buy one bottle. With 39,95€ it was […]
April 20, 2020

Springbank 21 year old single cask Authors’ Series

This 21 year old single malt comes from the Springbank distillery and it is a single cask strength version from the legendary Campbeltown distillery! It is part of the Authors’ Series with Oscar Wilde on the label. Bottle number one of a limited edition of only 204 bottles. Cool whisky […]
April 20, 2020
Helsinki Whiskey Rye Malt Release #14

Helsinki Whiskey Rye Malt Release 14 Rum Cask Finish

Quick notes on the 14th release by The Helsinki Distilling Company (HDC). This rye whiskey is 100% malted rye and it comes from Finland’s capital. The distillery was established in 2014. With an annual production of 30 000 liters, HDC produces small batch whiskies. This 14th release is no different. […]