Reviews

Single malt or blend. Scotch or bourbon. Off-the-shelf or hard-to-find. In this category I introduce whatever whisk(e)y falls into my hands… plus the occasional craft beer or other spirit.

4x “Landscape of Taste” by Whic.de – Glengoyne, Tobermory & more (Review Flight)

4x Landscape of Taste Whisky by Whic.de (Single Malt Cask Blog Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

The “Landscape of Taste” is an exciting territory to explore. While traveling it, you will pass hills of peat, gardens of fruit, fields of spice, forests of wood, clouds of smoke and a myriad of other oh-so-lovely domains. But how do I enter this mystical realm, you might ask. (more…)

Strathearn Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Batch 001 (Review)

Strathearn Batch 001 by Douglas Laing (Single Malt Highlands Scotch Whisky Sherry Blog Tasting Notes)

The minute Strathearn Distillery started out on their own in 2013 and got acquired by Douglas Laing in 2019. Shortly after, they launched their first official release, simply titled Batch 001. To be honest, I had overlooked it at first. But then I won a 20 per cent voucher (more…)

3 Indie Bottlings from DeinWhisky.de – Tobermory & Laphroaig (Review Flight)

3x Exclusive Indie Bottling by DeinWhisky.de with Claxton's and Malts of Scotland (Tobermory Laphroaig Single Cask Scotch Whisky)

German mailorder DeinWhisky.de carries a great selection of malts, grains and blends from all over the world – including a number of exclusives. They regularly cooperate with distilleries and indie bottlers to bring special releases to their online shop. (more…)

Invergorden 22yo by Old Particular (Review)

Invergordon 22yo Old Particular Easter Edition (Single Grain Scotch Whisky Cask Douglas Laing Blog Tasting Notes)

Last year, Douglas Laing introduced a 22-year-old Auchentoshan as the Old Particular line’s official Halloween bottling. It came in a wooden box, sported all kinds of creepy critters on the label and had a black wax bottle cap. I bought it, opened it and was in love. (more…)

2x Single Malt Whisky from Myken and Whic (Review Flight)

Single Malt Scotch Scandinavian Whisky by Myken and Bunnahabhain (Whic Peat Islay Norway Blog Tasting Notes)

Most of the time when I review samples, I try to group them together thematically. For example, I have done review flights for whiskies that all came from the same company, the same product line or the same country. In this case, however, there is not really a common thread. (more…)

Hedekaffe Whisky Coffee Beans made with Stauning Kaos (Review)

Hedekaffe Stauning Kaos Whisky Coffee (Denmark Tasting Notes Blog)

My passion for whisky is not only limited to the spirit in its pure, unaltered form. I also love it when my favorit alcoholic beverage mingles with other delicacies I have a passion for, such as craft beer or coffee. “The Taste of KAOS” by Hedekaffe falls into the latter category. (more…)

Teaninich 12 Years Old by Old Particular (Review)

Teaninich 12yo Old Particular by Douglas Laing (Single Malt Cask Hightlands Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes Blog)

A couple of days ago, I spoke with a whisky buddy of mine, who named Teaninich as his favorite distillery. This was a first for me. Usually, people drop other names during such a conversation: The Macallan, Springbank, Bruichladdich or Tobermory, for example. (more…)