Whisk(e)y

Single Malt or Blend. Scotch or Bourbon. Off-the-shelf or hard-to-find. In this category we introduce whatever whisk(e)y falls into our hands…

Glenfiddich Project XX (Review)

Glenfiddich Project XX (Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Experimental Series Tasting Notes)

Not long ago, Speyside giants Glenfiddich revealed part three of their Experimental Series called Winter Storm. While I have not yet had the pleasure of trying this 21-year-old Scotch whisky finished in Canadian ice wine casks, I am lucky to call a bottle of its predecessor my own. (more…)

6 incredible XOP Whiskies by Douglas Laing, pt.2 (Review Flight)

Xtra Old Particular by Douglas Laing (Single Malt Grain Scotch Whisky North British Littlemill Macallan Cask)

Following up on last week’s blog post centering on a 55 years old grain whisky by North British, a 25 years old Lowlands jewel by Littlemill and a 40 years old Speyside masterpiece by Macallan, I am happy to review the remaining three expressions of the latest batch of XOP bottlings (more…)

6 incredible XOP Whiskies by Douglas Laing, pt. 1 (Review Flight)

Xtra Old Particular by Douglas Laing (Single Malt Grain Scotch Whisky North British Littlemill Macallan Cask)

When picking a whisky, the mere age of the distillate is hardly ever the key criteria on which I base my decision. Having already enjoyed more than just a few NAS bottlings and youngsters of exceptional quality, I have learned that there are beautiful whiskies of all ages (more…)

Stauning Distillery Edition (Review)

Stauning Whisky Distillery Edition (Peated Danish Single Malt Rye Cask Strength Tasting Notes)

Inspired by a post I read on the pages of fellow whisky blogger Herr Lutz, my girlfriend and I fueled up our trusty lil’ Daihatsu on the first weekend in August and embarked on a 350 kilometer road trip up north to visit Stauning Distillery in Denmark. (more…)

Irish Diamonds 2005 Small Batch No. 03 by Alambic Classique (Review)

Irish Diamonds 2005 Small Batch No. 03 by Alambic Classique Collection (Single Malt Whiskey Ireland Wine Cask Tasting Notes)

“Gummi Bears, bouncing here and there and everywhere…” This is not only the chorus of an 80s TV show I loved to watch when I was a child, but it is also the first thing that came to my mind when I opened my bottle of this beautiful Irish Whiskey (more…)

Port Dundas 12yo by North Star (Review)

Port Dundas 12yo by North Star (Glasgow Lowlands Single Grain Whisky Bourbon Cask Strength Tasting Notes)

When I visited the Ben Nevis whisky bar in Glasgow a few months back, the beautiful releases of young independent bottler North Star directly caught my eye. Shining in jazzy colors, the six bottlings from the company’s kick-off series 001 were almost impossible to miss (more…)

Rock Oyster Sherry Edition (Review)

Rock Oyster Sherry Edition by Remarkable Regional Malts (Douglas Laing Islands Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Review Tasting Notes)

When they created their Remarkable Regional Malts range, the people at Douglas Laing wanted to offer their customers high-quality blended malts that embody the unique characteristics of the different whisky regions in Scotland. Rock Oyster represents the maritime island whiskies (more…)