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 […]
July 17, 2019
Springbank 15YO Review

Springbank 15 year old single malt review

This 15 year old single malt comes from the Springbank distillery. Springbank has become one of my favorite distilleries. Especially their 12 year old single malts are great – check out reviews of batch 10 and batch 13. It is a family-owned whisky distillery located in Kintyre Peninsula of Western […]
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
Orkneyinga Legacy Highland Park 12YO 46% ABV

Highland Park 12YO Orkneyinga Legacy review

I have to call this one a legend right away. This is the regular Highland Park 12 year old single malt whisky on steroids. Orkneyinga Legacy is a rarity you can usually get straight from the distillery. Yes, no retail possibility for this beauty. 2018 spring being the exception when […]
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 14YO Loyalty of the Wolf review

This 14 year old Highland Park is another exclusively for travel retail market produced whisky by the Orcadian distillery. They introduced a trio of single malts for duty free shops in 2018. The other two would be Voyage of the Raven and Spirit of the Bear. All animals important in […]
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 […]
July 5, 2019
Highland Park Sydäntalvi Review

Highland Park Sydäntalvi 15YO Single Cask review

Sydäntalvi is a 15 year old single cask Highland Park distilled in 2001, bottled in 2017 for the Finnish retail market. Since their first single cask release for Finnish retail market in 2016, Highland Park has continued to launch new ones because of their success. The first four releases, including […]
June 24, 2019
Highland Park Sisu Single Cask Review

Highland Park Sisu 13YO Single Cask review

This 13 year old single cask Highland Park called Sisu was distilled in 2003, bottled in 2017. Made specially for Finnish retail market during Finland’s 100 years of independence anniversary year. According to Highland Park’s brand ambassador Martin Markvardsen, Sisu single cask whisky was named after some dog. The definition […]
June 17, 2019
G. Rozelieures Fume Collection

G. Rozelieures Fumé Collection Single Malt

G. Rozelieures Fumé Collection is a peated single malt from Grallet Dupic Distillery (Distillerie Grallet-Dupic) based in Rozelieures village at Lorraine, France. This French whisky has been distilled two times and it’s actually been aged in three different locations on the distillery property. They store some of the barrels high […]
June 6, 2019
Talisker Dark Storm

Talisker Dark Storm review

Whiskies created for travel retail market tend to have a bad reputation. Let’s face it, usually they are mediocre. Talisker Dark Storm is exception. This intense creation from the distillery which creates heavy character whiskies, is (with today’s prices) a real bang for buck single malt. Especially because you’ll get […]
June 5, 2019
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Highland Park Dark Origins review

This was just a result of fast sampling in a Finnish restaurant during a business trip, so my review of Highland Park Dark Origins might not be the most accurate one you’ll end up finding on the internet. Like the name states, this HP is a dark character. For maturation […]
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 […]
July 13, 2018
Grangestone Highland Malt Rum Cask Finish

Grangestone Highland Single Malt Rum Cask Finish

WhiskyRant conclusions Tasting notes The Grangestone Highland Rum Cask Finish Single Malt comes from an unnamed distillery in Scottish Highland region. Grangestone is a blender and bottler based in Surrey, England. Since it’s owned by William Grant & Sons, the malt whisky distillery could be Glenfiddich, Balvenie or Kininvie, but all those distilleries are […]
May 5, 2018
The Macallan 12YO Double Cask review

The Macallan 12YO Double Cask review

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes Quite new age stated expression from Macallan, released in 2016. This single malt whisky was described as: “A new interpretation on the signature 12 Years Old Macallan” Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask whisky has been matured in a combination of American and European Ex-Sherry oak […]