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 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 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 […]
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 […]
September 2, 2019
Girvan Patent Still No.4 Apps Review

The Girvan Patent Still No.4 Apps Whisky

This is a review of the Girvan Patent Still No.4 Apps Whisky – a single grain whisky from the legendary single grain makers of Girvan distillery. Girvan distillery was built in 1963 under the direction of Charles Gordon, the great grandson of William Grant (founder of William Grant & Sons). […]
August 10, 2019
Islay Mist 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky

Islay Mist 12 year old blended whisky review

I liked Islay Mist blended whisky so I was expecting this 12 year old Islay Mist blend to deliver a decent experience. To set the record straight, I’m not a fan of grain and malt whisky blends. And that is the category which Islay Mist brand represents. Islay Mist 12YO […]
July 11, 2019
Scapa Skiren Review

Scapa Skiren The Orcadian Single Malt review

This is “The Orcadian Single Malt” called Scapa Skiren, a NAS (non-age stated) whisky from Scapa distillery. Released in 2015, distilled in the only remaining working Lomond Still in Scotch whisky industry. Scapa Skiren has been aged in refill American oak casks. The one I got to taste was Batch […]
July 10, 2019
Mackmyra Special:07 Review

Mackmyra Special 07 single malt whisky review

Mackmyra distillery is located in Gävle, Sweden. My first introduction to this Swedish distillery came while sampling their first ever release. I did not like it. But after the rough start I began to like what they’re doing, especially the authenticity of Svensk Rök. Mackmyra’s approach seems to be, that […]
July 7, 2019
Highland Park Raven

Highland Park Voyage Of The Raven review

Voyage of the Raven single malt comes from Highland Park distillery. This dramatically named NAS (non-age statement) whisky was released for the travel retail market. I guess this one’s a marriage of old sherry and bourbon casks like Highland Park whiskies usually are, but it’s been aged in high proportion […]
June 28, 2019
Glendalough Double Barrel

Glendalough Double Barrel Single Grain Irish Whiskey

Glendalough Double Barrel Single Grain comes from a quite new Irish Whiskey brand. Glendalough is an independent distillery founded in 2011 by five Irish friends interested in craft distilling. The whiskey has been made out of a single grain, which in this case means Irish corn whiskey sourced from Cooley […]
June 5, 2019
Bowmore 10 year old Dark & Intense

Bowmore 10 year old Dark & Intense

Quick review of Bowmore 10 year old Dark & Intense, which was originally released for travel retail market. A mixture of classic Islay coastal notes and sweet sherry cask influence. This 10YO Bowmore single malt has been matured in a combination of Spanish oak Sherry casks and hogsheads. Bottled in […]
August 5, 2018
Reisetbauer 12yo label

Reisetbauer 12 year old Single Malt Whisky

Reisetbauer single malt is a very small batch European whisky coming from a very small village of Axberg in Austria. High in the Alps, just South of the Danube, the whisky is distilled using local natural ingredients. Many of the farms near the distillery grow their own grains, herbs, fruits […]
April 30, 2018
Cragganmore 12yo review

Cragganmore 12 year old review

Cragganmore distillery is located in Ballindalloch, Speyside. It sits by the River Spey and it’s also near to the Strathspey railway line, both important factors when the distillery location was decided. The distillery takes its name from the mountain in whose shadow it sits. Cragganmore is part of the Classic […]
April 29, 2018

Suntory Hibiki Japanese Harmony Master’s Select

Suntory Hibiki Japanese Harmony Master’s Select is an exclusive limited edition of Hibiki Japanese Harmony, originally made for travel retail market. Hibiki’s brand represents the Japanese style of blending in its trademark 24-faceted bottle. They blend together Suntory’s Yamazaki and Hakushu malt whiskies with some Chita distillery’s grain whisky. Hibiki […]
March 29, 2018
Gordon and MacPhail whisky - Glenburgie 10YO

Glenburgie 10 year old by Gordon and MacPhail

WhiskyRant conclusions Tasting notes Glenburgie is also known as Glenburgie-Glenlivet, Glen Burgie or Glenburry. The distillery is located near Alves, Moray in Speyside region. Their whisky is mostly used for blends. Ballantine’s and Old Smuggler are famous blends with Glenburgie malt whisky in them. When the distillery was acquired in […]
March 18, 2018
Tomintoul 16YO review

Tomintoul 16 year old review

WhiskyRant conclusions Tasting notes Tomintoul 16 year old comes from the Speyside distillery also known as The Gentle Dram. The Tomintoul-Glenlivet Distillery is located at the picturesque Glenlivet estate, in the region of Speyside. Nearby you’ll find the village of Tomintoul, which gives the distillery its name. It is the […]
December 28, 2017
Dalwhinnie whisky for freezer

Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold review

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes Tasting notes out of the freezer Dalwhinnie distillery is situated very high above sea level in the Grampian mountains in Highland region, very near to the geographical center of Scotland as well. That is why it’s one of the highest distilleries in Scotland, having some marine […]
August 3, 2017
Ardmore Legacy Single Malt Whisky

The Ardmore Legacy Single Malt review

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes The Ardmore Legacy comes from the borders of Speyside and Highland, stating itself a Highlander whisky. Legacy is a lightly peated single malt whisky from Ardmore distillery. This distillery provides the malt for Teacher’s Highland Cream, which is a bang for buck blended whisky by the […]
July 25, 2017
Glenmorangie Duthac Whisky Review

Glenmorangie Duthac review

Glenmorangie Duthac single malt whisky comes from the distillery with tallest stills in Scotland. It was originally the first release in their Travel Retail Legends collection, which was expanded outside travel retail markets. Matured in Pedro Ximénez Sherry and virgin oak casks, this whisky is an interesting marriage of two […]
July 25, 2017
Longrow CV review

Longrow CV review

Got a chance to taste a sample of Longrow CV single malt whisky, bottle 10/503. This is a non age stated peated whisky from Springbank distillery and it’s been renamed as Longrow Peated. In 2010, Longrow CV won both, Malt Maniacs Best Peated Malt Award and World Whiskies Awards Best […]
July 14, 2017
Valamo 5YO CS review

Valamo 5YO Unpeated Single Malt for VYS

This 5 year old unpeated single malt whisky is the first official release by Valamo Monastery Distillery from Finland. Bottled at 55,1% ABV, this is a special edition release of 725 bottles in honor of the 5 year anniversary of VYS (Viskin Ystävien Seura = Fellowship of Whisky, Finland). This […]
June 30, 2017
The Macallan Amber Review

Macallan Amber review

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes Macallan Amber is part of The Macallan distillery’s new colour named 1824 series of no age statement (NAS) whiskies. This range by one of the most known Speyside single malt producers in Scotland has given some mixed feelings amongst whisky enthusiasts. Macallan has a big fanbase, […]
May 4, 2017
Writers Tears Irish Whiskey review

Writer’s Tears Pot Still whiskey review

Writer’s Tears is owned and bottled by Walsh Whiskey Company, who also own the Irishman brand. Writers Tear’s is a blend of 40% Irish Pure Pot Still (also known as Single Pot Still) and 60% Single Malt Whiskey, triple distilled like Irish whiskeys usually are. Blended whiskey without grain whiskey […]
April 22, 2017
Highland Park 10YO review

Highland Park 10 year old review

Highland Park 10 year old comes from the most northerly whisky distillery in Scotland, the Highland Park distillery in Kirkwall, Orkney Island. This distillery has found its way to my heart, being one of my favorite distilleries. Never disappointing, always delivering top quality whiskies like their core range 12 and […]
April 8, 2017
Glen Moray Chardonnay Cask Finish review

Glen Moray Chardonnay Cask Finish review

Glen Moray Chardonnay Cask Finish comes from Glen Moray distillery, located in West End of Elgin which makes it the most northerly Speyside distillery. Nowadays owned by La Martiniquaise, the distillery was founded in 1897 and it’s in the capitol of Moray. The distillery has been shortlisted in top 10 […]
March 4, 2017
GlenDronach Peated Single Malt review

GlenDronach Peated review

GlenDronach Peated feels quite exotic, since GlenDronach distillery is famous for making sweet sherry matured whiskies. In fact, GlenDronach Peated was their first ever peated expression introduced in 2015. I have to admit, I do get excited every time I bump into a peated whisky outside Islay. Even though Islay […]