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 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 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 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 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 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
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
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
November 23, 2019

Bruichladdich Laddie Eight review

This is a review of Bruichladdich 8 year old single malt – The Laddie Eight whisky. The progressive Hebridean distillers at Bruichladdich distillery have a great track record of producing fresh, tasty whiskies. At least in my book they do. One of my all-time favorites is Laddie Ten. Laddie Eight is […]
November 15, 2019
Mossburn Blair Athol 10YO Review

Mossburn Blair Athol 10YO 2007 Cask Strength

This 10 year old Blair Athol single malt comes from the independent bottler Mossburn’s cask strength collection. This small batch whisky was distilled in 2007 and bottled 30th of November 2017. The bottler is called Mossburn – Distillers & Blenders (MBD). They have Vintage Casks collections from various distilleries, this […]
August 30, 2019
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Ballechin SFTC 13YO 2004 Port Matured – cask number 199

Ballechin SFTC 13 year old comes from one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland, Edradour distillery which was founded in 1825. SFTC means Straight From The Cask so this whisky is cask strength. Ballechin whiskies are heavily peated Edradours, so this single malt is a smoky one, with 13 years […]
August 10, 2019
Tyrconnell 16 Year Old Review

Tyrconnell 16 year old single malt review

Tyrconnell 16 year old is an Irish single malt whiskey by Cooley distillery Cooley also produces brands like Kilbeggan, Greenore and Connemara. This one’s a double distilled malt coming from Cooley’s unusually shaped copper pot stills. Those stills are small sized with a long neck. This way the shape gives […]
August 10, 2019

Tomatin 27YO Single Cask 1990 – Distillery Exclusive

Tomatin Single Cask 27 year old, distilled 24th of September 1990, bottled 22nd of May 2018. Cask number 16366, bottle number 185. Hand bottled and bought exclusively from Tomatin distillery, received a sample from my whisky buddy here in Finland, while doing a whisky tasting at friend’s summer cottage. Couldn’t […]
July 17, 2019
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Kilkerran 12 year old single malt review

This whisky comes from the Campbeltown region in Scotland. It is Kilkerran’s first core release of single malt whisky. While working their way to the 12 year old single malt, Glengyle distillery released Work In Progress expressions for retail each year. You can check out my tasting notes and review […]