Whiskies made out of malted barley from a single distillery.

May 25, 2023

Teerenpeli Kulo 7 Year Old Review

Kulo is a sherry cask matured 7 year old single malt from Finland by its first ever commercial single malt producer, Teerenpeli distillery. This whisky has already made a name for itself, winning gold medal and whopping 98 points at International Wine & Spirit Competition 2020. Since then it also […]
May 25, 2023

Springbank 12YO Cask Strength batch 19 review

I had previously tasted batch 10 and batch 13 of 12 year old cask strength Springbank single malt. I fell in love with both of them. And many others have fallen too. This time it was batch 19 in our local Finnish whisky society’s tasting. Unfortunately these are just my […]
May 25, 2023

BenRiach 10 Year Old Review

Just a few quick notes on BenRiach 10 year old “Original” single malt whisky. BenRiach distillery is one of my favorites but I hadn’t had their drams for quite a long time. It’s a shame I only had a brief moment for their flagship expression, but bare with me. Matured […]
May 24, 2023

Kilchoman Machir Bay Cask Strength

The Cask Strength version of Machir Bay single malt expression by Kilchoman distillery. Kilchoman was established in 2005 and they are officially a farm distillery in all sense. They use local peat cut in traditional way and slow distilling by hand. Maturation happens in traditional dunnage warehouses and bottling on […]
May 24, 2023

Glenfarclas 21 year old review

It’s a shame I didn’t have a chance to spend enough time over this dram. This 21 year old single malt by Glenfarclas distillery was part of our local whisky society’s tasting, and these are my quick notes of this special Speysider. I’ve always had a huge amount of respect for […]
May 23, 2023

Laphroaig Four Oak Review

This single malt whisky matured in four different cask types, comes from the legendary Laphroaig distillery. This was first released for the travel retail market in 2016. Four Oak aging happens in a combination of bourbon barrels, quarter casks, virgin American oak barrels and European oak hogsheads. Quick tasting notes […]
May 23, 2023

Valamo Lightly Peated Monastery Whisky

This lightly peated single malt whisky comes from Valamo Monastery Distillery from Finland. Valamo has a range of peated and unpeated whiskies, usually matured in bourbon or sweet church wine csks. This one’s been matured in bourbon casks and has a 12 ppm peat level. 20 or below is usually […]
May 23, 2023

Glenburgie 15 year old Ballantine’s Malt

Glenburgie became an essential component of Ballantine’s blended whisky when the distillery was bought by Hiram Walker in 1935. Also known as Glenburgie-Glenlivet, Glenburry or Glen Burgie, the distillery is based near Alves, Moray in Speyside region. Because its whisky is usually an ingredient for blends, you rarely bump into […]
May 22, 2023

Dalmore Dominium Review

The Dalmore Dominium is a premium expression of their travel retail Fortuna Meritas Collection. Dominium means “ownership” and is a reference to when the Mackenzie clan saved King Alexander III from a charging stag. From that point forward they were granted use of the royal stag emblem. It’s been matured […]
May 22, 2023

Torabhaig Allt Gleann Legacy 2nd Release

Torabhaig distillery is a new exciting addition to Scottish whisky landscape, coming from the islands region. They are located in Isle of Skye and started making small batches of whisky in 2017. I had a pleasure of trying this Second Release of Torabhaig Allt Gleann Legacy at our local tasting. […]
May 22, 2023

Teerenpeli Savu Review

Savu means smoke in Finnish. So needless to say, this is a peated single malt whisky from Finland by Teerenpeli distillery, the first ever commercial Finnish single malt producer. Matured in bourbon (80%) and Pedro Ximénez sherry (20%) casks, which according to Teerenpeli, were selected by ambassadors and fair visitors […]
May 19, 2023

An Cnoc Peatheart Batch 2

An Cnoc comes from Knockdhu distillery at Speyside. To avoid confusion they renamed their whisky brand for differentiating purposes. Knockando distillery name felt too similar. Peatheart is their smokiest version, using malt with 40 ppm phenol content. My notes are for Batch 2 and unfortunately, result of quick tasting. So […]
May 19, 2023

Tamnavulin Sherry Cask Edition

Here’s my quick notes on Tamnavulin Sherry Cask Edition, batch 30502. This Speysider was unfortunately a fast visit during a long tasting, so my notes aren’t probably the best ones. Overall, easy to drink and pleasant palate, but lacks a bit in character, especially the finish needs more power. I […]
May 19, 2023

Smoky Scot Islay Single Malt

Smoky Scot is a 5 year old single malt by Islay region’s Caol Ila distillery, bottled by Aceo Spirits. Since we’re talking about a young indie bottling, it makes you uncertain about the quality. But coming from reputable Islay distillery set my hopes higher than with other similar type of […]
May 19, 2023

Aerstone 10 year old Land Cask

Aerstone 10 year old Land Cask, is a single malt whisky by William Grant and it contains Highland malt, even though being produced at Lowland’s Ailsa Bay distillery. While this exquisite whisky didn’t undergo maturation at sea, it absorbed the essence of the maritime environment through its aging process in […]
July 1, 2022

Fettercairn 12 year old whisky review

Fettercairn distillery is located under the Grampian foothills in the Howe of Mearns in the region of Highland. Fettercairn is also the town’s name, loosely based on the phrase “the foot of the mountain”. The distillery is owned by Whyte & Mackay Distillers, like Dalmore and Jura. This 12 year […]
May 27, 2022

Bunnahabhain An Cladach Review

Bunnahabhain An Cladach 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 expression is yet again, another release for travel retail market, a sherry-driven expression like Bunnahabhains tend […]
May 25, 2022

Macleod’s Islay Single Malt

Macleod’s Islay Single Malt Scotch is a product by independent bottler Ian Macleod Distillers. They’re probably most famous for Smokehead brand which also contains unknown Islay whiskies. I owned a bottle of Smokehead 18 year old single malt, which was fairly good. My expectations for this one weren’t high, though. […]
April 21, 2022

Kilchoman Feis Ile 2019 review

Quick notes of Kilchoman Feis Ile 2019 bottling, also known as Kilchoman 2008. I had an opportunity to try this gem at Brewery Restaurant Beerhunter’s during my trip to taste our private cask Old Buck. According to Whiskybase, this vatting of two 11 year old casks (Oloroso & bourbon) was […]
July 3, 2021

Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 67 review

Aberlour A’Bunadh series is definitely a legend in the whisky world. Name deriving from Gaelic, meaning “return to origin”. Because it’s been produced with methods commonly used around 1870’s. Here’s the backstory taken from Wikipedia: “The distillery cite the story during distillery tours that when the second pair of stills […]
March 30, 2021

GlenAllachie 12 year old single malt review

This 12 year old single malt whisky comes from GlenAllachie distillery, founded in 1967. The GlenAllachie has been known for producing malt whisky for blended whiskies but recently they’ve introduced lots of single malts. This expression was first introduced in 2018 after Billy Walker took over the distillery in 2017. […]
January 4, 2021

GlenAllachie 10YO Batch 3 Cask Strength Single Malt

This is Batch 3 of 10 year old cask strength single malt by The GlenAllachie distillery. A distillery known to produce malt whisky for blends under Pernod Ricard and Chivas Brothers ownership. Chivas sold the distillery in 2017 to The GlenAllachie Distillers Company (Billy Walker, Trisha Savage and Graham Stevenson). […]
January 4, 2021

GlenAllachie 15 year old single malt review

Here’s a 15 year old single malt from a distillery known to produce malt whisky for blended whiskies. Because it’s been used for blends, GlenAllachie has an impressive annual production capacity of 3,2 million liters. The GlenAllachie Distillery was founded in 1967 and is located at Aberlour of Scottish  Speyside […]
October 20, 2020

Teerenpeli Distiller’s Choice Portwood Finish

This special Distiller’s Choice was released for travel retail and exclusively for Tallink Silja ferries tax free shops by Finnish whisky maker, Teerenpeli distillery. Only 1176 bottles were released in 2014. Teerenpeli DC Portwood Finish has no age statement. I believe it’s been resting in old bourbon casks before getting […]
October 20, 2020

Ledaig 10 year old single malt review

Ledaig whisky is the peated single malt by Tobermory distillery, located in the Isle of Mull in Scotland. Founded in 1798, the distillery went a number of periods of closure and was formerly known as Ledaig (Gaelic for Safe Haven). I really like the Tobermory 10 year old single malt […]
October 19, 2020

Valamo 3YO Monastery Peated Single Malt

This is the first peated single malt whisky release for retail market by Valamo Monastery Distillery from Finland. Their story is interesting as they are a monastery distillery producing peated and unpeated single malt whiskies. For example they’re making peated whisky matured in old church wine casks. I always like it […]
August 6, 2020

Ailsa Bay Release 1.2 Sweet Smoke Single Malt

Ailsa Bay single malts come from Ailsa Bay distillery, based in the same industrial location as Girvan distillery, which is famous for its grain whisky. Located in Lowlands, legendary Girvan was built in 1963 under the direction of William Grant’s great grandson Charles Gordon. Ailsa Bay was established in 2007. […]
July 25, 2020

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 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 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 […]