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 70% rye, 30% malted barley and it comes from Finland’s capital. They also make 100% malted rye whiskey. The distillery was established in 2014. With an annual production of 30 000 liters, HDC produces […]
March 24, 2020
James E. Pepper 1776 Barrel Proof Rye

1776 Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey by James E. Pepper

This cask strength straight rye whiskey comes from MGP of Indiana distillery at Lawrenceburg. Old 1776, like Colonel James E. Pepper nicknamed it, is a legendary whiskey brand. It’s been around since the American Revolution. Originated from Lexington, Kentucky, where they just recently built a renovated distillery. So while this […]
March 20, 2020
Michter's US*1 Single Barrel Straight Rye

Michter’s US*1 Straight Rye Whiskey Review

Michter’s US*1 is a single barrel straight rye whiskey from Kentucky. The brand name is old but Michter’s distillery is quite new. Resurrection of Michter’s brand started in 1990’s when Joseph J. Magliocco and Richard Newman decided to honor the Michter’s legacy by filing for its unused and abandoned trademark. […]
March 16, 2020

Tullamore DEW Blended Irish Whiskey review

Tullamore Dew is a legendary brand from Ireland – in fact it’s the second largest selling brand of Irish whiskey globally. They sell over 950 000 cases annually. Produced by William Grant & Sons, this triple distilled blended Irish whiskey comes from Tullamore, from the County Offaly in Ireland. Where […]
February 18, 2020

Laphroaig Quarter Cask Review

Laphroaig Quarter Cask is quite famous single malt from the region of Islay. It was first introduced in 2004 and it has ever since made quite a reputation for itself. The whisky used is only around five years old when it’s being transferred to quarter casks for finish. The finishing […]
December 18, 2019
Wild Turkey 101 Rye

Wild Turkey 101 Rye Review

Wild Turkey 101 Rye is a rye whiskey from Kentucky. The name comes from the 101 proof which means 50,5% alcohol by volume level. Wild Turkey brand also has 81 proof version but for my experienced palate this 101 proof rye of course sounds better. Aged in charred new oak […]
December 13, 2019
Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Whisky

Aberfeldy 12YO revisited – review of the new version

Four years ago I got a chance to taste Aberfeldy 12 year old single malt. I was not impressed. It was too delicate for my taste. Since then they’ve refreshed the visual identity and packaging design. As far as I know, the content is still the same. Still, I decided […]
December 7, 2019
Old Buck 7YO

Old Buck 7 year old single malt whisky review

Here’s a quick review of Finnish 7 year old single malt called Old Buck, served straight from the restaurant brewery which made the whisky, called Panimoravintola Beer Hunter’s in Pori. Old Buck is officially the first Finnish single malt whisky, coming from a micro distillery as small as it can […]
December 7, 2019
Amrut Single Malt Cask Strength

Amrut Single Malt Cask Strength review

This is the cask strength version of Amrut Single Malt which is normally bottled at 46% alcohol by volume level. In my opinion their normal single malt is decent, but I do like the Amrut Fusion. So I really didn’t know what to expect. Something in between? Amrut Cask Strength […]