Single malt

Whiskies made out of malted barley from a single distillery.

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 18, 2018
Tomintoul 10YO Single Malt Review

Tomintoul 10 year old review

WhiskyRant conclusions Tasting notes Tomintoul 10 year old single malt whisky was introduced to their core range in 2002. This happened two years after the distillery was bought by Angus Dundee. Tomintoul distillery can be found inside the beautiful Glenlivet estate, from the Speyside region. It’s been named after 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 […]
September 30, 2017
Glen Moray 10YO Chardonnay Cask

Glen Moray 10YO Chardonnay Cask Whisky review

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes Ralfy’s notes This 10 year old Glen Moray is quite extraordinary single malt whisky – it’s been matured completely in Chardonnay casks. Glen Moray, the most northerly Speyside distillery, has a non age stated version with Chardonnay cask finish as well. But this beauty has been […]
August 12, 2017
Port Charlotte 10YO review

Port Charlotte 10YO Second Edition review

WhiskyRant conclusions Tasting notes Port Charlotte 10 year old Second Edition single malt whisky was released in 2016 – as part of a trio of 10 year old whiskies, along with Octomore & Laddie Ten, released by Bruichladdich. Second Edition is a successor for Port Charlotte PC10. Its alcohol by […]
August 7, 2017
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GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 6 review

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes GlenDronach’s sixth batch of the Cask Strength expression comes with a great 56.1% ABV (alcohol by volume). Bottled with great strength and coming from a distillery with good track record, this GlenDronach sounded tempting when I received a sample from a buddy of mine. Just like […]
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 27, 2017
Springbank 12YO Cask Strength Whisky

Springbank 12 year old Cask Strength batch 13 review

I had previously tasted batch 10 of Springbank 12 year old Cask Strength single malt. I fell in love with it. Now it was time for batch 13 in a local Finnish whisky tasting. And what another wonderful release of Springbank’s 12YO CS it was. This Campbeltown based distillery malt, […]
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 24, 2017
Benrinnes Signatory 1997

Benrinnes 1997 Signatory 18 year old review

Benrinnes 1997 18 year old single malt whisky by independent bottler Signatory comes from a single cask like Signatory’s products tend to do. This is a malt from Speyside region, from Benrinnes distillery, but the casks are picked by Signatory company who also bottle the products. So the bottling is […]
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 12, 2017
Mackmyra Vinterrök

Mackmyra Vinterrök single malt whisky review

Mackmyra Vinterrök is another tasty single malt whisky from the first Swedish whisky distillery. I guess you can state: another innovative whisky from these Swedish pioneers. Vinterrök is a limited edition whisky from their ”Season whisky” series. It is fruity yet smoky single malt with balanced saltiness. Mackmyra states Vinterrök as: “A smoky soul […]
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