Johannes Lindblom

June 4, 2016
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Lagavulin 12 year old single malt whisky review (2015 and 2014 editions)

Lagavulin 12yo 2015 edition Lagavulin 12yo 2014 edition Lagavulin 12 year old single malt is a yearly special release by one of my favorite distilleries in the world, the Lagavulin distillery from Islay. I just absolutely love their 16 year old peated single malt from the core range. Well, I […]
June 2, 2016
The Wheat Is Out There – American Wheat beer type from Finland

The Wheat Is Out There review

Radbrew is a small craft beer brewery in Finland. They recently opened their own pub in the city of Turku and the brewery is located in Kaarina (near Turku). The pub itself is a place worth visiting with gas masks and post-apocalyptic scenery all over the place. And their beer, […]
March 24, 2016
Whisky in movies, fantasy whisky called Kiltyrie 12yo

Whisky in movies: Kiltyrie 12yo in Filth the movie

Whisky in movies is not uncommon. If you are a whisky or a bourbon enthusiast, you’ve probably recognized Blanton’s Original in the opening scene of Gone Girl or Suntory Hibiki 17 year old single malt in Lost in Translation. And nobody, not even a non whisky drinker could have missed […]
March 21, 2016
Whiskey aging kit for making own whisky

Age your own whiskey with whiskey aging kit

As you might have noticed, whiskey aging kits have become more and more available online. Seems like each year there’s a new whiskey aging kit provider. And I don’t blame them, I love the concept of trying to mature the whiskey yourself. And as the lazy guy that I am, […]
February 24, 2016
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Jaloviina Kaski review

Jaloviina aka “Jallu”, is a traditional Finnish cut brandy. The Finnish Jaloviina, also known as Brännvin is a cut brandy with strong taste and just a little bit of sugar. The brandy used for “Jallu” is French cognac. Altia, a Finnish government owned company, started making Jaloviina in 1932, ever since […]
February 24, 2016
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA review

Torpedo Extra Indian Pale Ale by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Sierra Nevada – what an ale! In this case, Indian Pale Ale. Folks at Sierra Nevada were so serious about their full-cone hops, they invented their own patented device, the Hop Torpedo. This device extracts the volatile hop oils more […]
February 23, 2016
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Maku Brewing IPA review

Maku Brewing IPA, also known as Maku Indian Pale Ale, is a great showcase of Finnish craftsmanship. I just had to make a “shout out” to them, even though the beer doesn’t get full ten points from me. Usually that’s the reason why I post a beer review. We are talking […]
February 23, 2016
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Suntory Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve review

The whisky industry is booming with NAS products (non age statement) so two of Suntory’s malt distilleries, Yamazaki and Hakushu decided to jump on the NAS wagon by releasing Distiller’s Reserve whiskies without age statement. Released in the spring of 2014, I finally got my hands on Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve. Well, […]
February 21, 2016
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Loch Lomond Single Malt Whisky review

Loch Lomond Single Malt is a non age statement whisky from Loch Lomond distillery in Highland. Founded in 1965, the distillery has a 4 million liter capacity with 1 wash still, 1 spirit still and 4 Lomond stills. It was closed between 1984 and 1987. In 1993 the new owners […]
February 20, 2016
Ola Dubh 12 review – amazing ale aged in whisky casks

Ola Dubh Special Reserve 12 review

This is probably the greatest, or at least one of the greatest ales I have ever tasted. Ola Dubh Special Reserve 12 comes from the Harviestoun Brewery in Clackmannanshire, Scotland. Based in the town of Alva, their brewing story began in 1983 – known for beers like Schiehallion Lager and […]
February 19, 2016
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Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA review

Innis & Gunn is a brewery in Edinburgh. They mature their beers in new oak, whisky and rum casks. A business started by accident has made quite a name for itself. Their beers are usually highly recommended. I myself am not a big fan of the original oak aged Innis […]
February 18, 2016
Whisky Marmalade – Mrs Bridges Ginger

Mrs Bridges Ginger Preserve with Malt Whisky

This isn’t much of a review since I am just gonna state that this is a nice whisky preserve. Mrs Bridges is an English jam producer, they offer preserves, marmalades, hampers and old fashioned sweets online. Their products are also very well available in stores across the world, or Europe […]
February 17, 2016
Whiskey glasses, which ones to choose when starting a tasting? Whisky glass is essential for making the tasting work

Whisky glasses – which type of glass are you looking for?

Nosing glass Glencairn whisky glass Copita glass Whiskey tumbler Canadian mixer Engraved whiskey glasses Many people ask, which are the best Scotch glasses you can get? The best whisky glasses for tasting, the ultimate way to drink whisky? You bump into terms like nosing glasses, whiskey tumblers, Glencairn whisky glasses, […]
February 11, 2016

Laphroaig Cairdeas Port Wood Finish review

It’s been a while since I tasted a sample of this single malt whisky made for Laphroaig Fèis Ile 2013. So this is an old review but I figured out I had to get it online like all of my whisky reviews. Laphroaig Cairdeas Port Wood Finish is a limited […]
February 6, 2016
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Classic of Islay Jack Wieber 2015 review

Friend of mine told me about a German importer from Berlin, who has released bottlings under the name of Jack Wieber since 1998. Jack Wiebers Whisky World is a wholesale business operating in Wiener Strasse, Berlin. Owned by Lars-Göran Wiebers, the whisky shop is specialized in independent and rare bottlings. And they do release […]
February 1, 2016
Whisky with ice

Whisky with ice – to have or not to have?

Everyone knows the old debate regarding whisky and ice. To have or not to have whisky with ice – that’s the question. We all know the famous expression “on the rocks”, which means drinking alcohol with few ice cubes to cool it. This is also a very popular way to […]
January 27, 2016
Whisky stones lined up with Jura Superstition. Whiskey stones are a marvellous thing to have.

Whisky stones review – marvellous invention

I received whisky stones as a Father’s Day present from my spouse and I have been absolutely loving it ever since. Along with some Jura Superstition, a whisky sausage and an overwhelmingly nice mirror with my sons handprint and the message “ISI” (Daddy in Finnish), I got a box of whisky […]
January 20, 2016
Sinatra Select

Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select review

In December 2012 Jack Daniel’s launched a new Tennessee Whiskey in Las Vegas Airport. This dram was a special release in honor of Frank Sinatra – the most famous fan of Jack Daniel’s bourbon whiskey, along with late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister (who according to Metal Injection also has a […]
January 20, 2016
Blend your own whiskies

Blending good whisky together

I just have to make a quick post about blending whisky from my own cabinet, again. Last time I did it, was because I had bumped into Ralfy’s vlog tip about blending bad whisky with a good one, to make the bad taste better. This time I happened to blend […]
January 16, 2016
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Mackmyra Svensk Rök (Swedish Smoke) review

Mackmyra Svensk Rök (Swedish Smoke in English) is the first peated whisky by the artisans of Sweden. Usually Mackmyra releases cask strength whisky, but this is not. Mackmyra website states, that this whisky is made completely out of Swedish ingredients only. Matured in a selection of Swedish oak casks. According […]
January 13, 2016
Lemmy drink

Lemmy is the new Jack and Coke

It’s official, from now on, you can call Jack (Daniel’s) and Coke Lemmy. There’s been lots of Lemmy petitions around the internet lately. For example, last week Metal Injection were told to push things forward for getting heavy metal to be named after Lemmy. Fans also started petitioning that the […]
January 4, 2016
GlenDronach 18yrs Allardice

GlenDronach 18 year old Allardice review

GlenDronach has made a great reputation with its sherry matured whisky, offering quality drams with age statements. Just like The GlenDronach 15 year old Revival, this 18 year old Allardice has been matured in Spanish Oloroso casks. The GlenDronach distillery was founded in 1826 – being one of the first licensed Scottish distilleries owned by BenRiach nowadays. The […]
January 2, 2016
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Dead Crow Bourbon Flavoured Beer review

Dead Crow Bourbon Flavoured Beer is a Euro Pale Lager styled beer by SHS Drinks from England. The brewery is based in a brewery in Gloucester, Gloucestershire. I actually bought this while thinking it was a beer matured in used bourbon casks. But in fact, it’s a bourbon flavored beer […]
December 30, 2015
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Barclays Blended Scotch Whisky review

Barclays is a brand by JG Distillers Group (founded by Colin Barclay in 1991) in East Kilbride, Scotland. They export single malt, blended malt and blended whisky to 40 different markets overseas and are expanding, according to this story by Daily Record. Barclays Extra Special Blended Scotch Whisky is one […]
December 29, 2015
Black Velvet whisky liqueur

Black Velvet Toasted Caramel Whisky Liqueur review

My spouse gave me a whisky liqueur called Black Velvet Toasted Caramel as a present for Christmas. Having had some bad experiences with Black Velvet blended whiskies, I wasn’t sure what to think about it. Then again, knowing that this is a liqueur with a whisky influence and lots of caramel […]
December 18, 2015
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Bushmills 21 year old Rare review

I heard lots of good things about Bushmills 21 year old Rare single malt before we had an Irish whiskey tasting with our local whisky club. And believe me, those good things turned out to be true. Truly, a magnificent whiskey by the Northern Ireland distillery, The Old Bushmills. I’ve […]
December 14, 2015
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Glenkinchie 12 year old review

Glenkinchie 12 year old single malt whisky is kinda new addition to the core range of this Lowland distillery. This is a entry level bottling released in 2007, replacing the 10 year old by Glenkinchie. Lowland has only six distilleries located in the region. Like the name suggests, Glenkinchie lies […]
December 8, 2015
Cutty Sark 12 yrs whisky

Cutty Sark 12 year old review

Cutty Sark is a well known cocktail whisky and also one of the first light colored blended whiskies. The legendary name comes from a ship called Cutty Sark ship, which was bought back to England from Portugal for naval training in 1923. The original blended whisky was created on March […]
December 6, 2015
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Scallywag blended malt review

As a big fan of Big Peat, I had to try out Scallywag by Douglas Laing as soon as it was launched. Scallywag is a vatted malt made from Speyside whiskies, such as Mortlach, Macallan and Glenrothes. Most of the whiskies in this small batch release come from Spanish Ex-Sherry […]
December 1, 2015
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Bunnahabhain 12 year old review

Bunnahabhain distillery is a good divergent from the region of Islay, because their whiskies are usually lightly peated. Like this entry level Bunnahabhain 12 year old, which nowadays comes in a redesigned bottle and at higher strength. It is also declared to be un-chill filtered and natural coloured. Bunnahabhain has […]
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