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Williamson 2005 by Spirit & Cask Range (Whisky)

I must confess that this single cask bottling from the Spirit & Cask Range did not sound too tempting to me at first. In this age span, you find quite a lot of bourbon-matured whiskies from Southern Islay; and usually they are a bit more friendly to your wallet. (more…)

Kiel Whisky Fair 2018 (Event)

Kieler Whisky Messe 2018 (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Blended Dram Event Kiel Tasting)

Last year I visited Kiel Whisky Fair, one of Germany’s longest-running spirit exhibitions, for the first time. Since I really enjoyed the small event’s intimate atmosphere, excellent line-up and nice location in the 4-star Steigenberger Conti Hansa hotel, my girlfriend Dini and I returned (more…)

4 Whiskies from North Star’s new Series 004 (Review Flight)

Series 004 by North Star (Single Cask Malt Scotch Whisky Blend Ardbeg Bunnahabhain Vega Islay Royal Brackla Tasting Notes)

Although they have only been up to their tricks for one-and-a-half years, Glasgow’s North Star Spirits have made quite an impact in the whisky world with their well-chosen single cask bottlings and other limited editions. Quite recently they launched their fourth series of whiskies (more…)

3 Single Cask Whiskies By Claxton’s (Review Flight)

3 Single Cask Whiskies by Claxton's (Auchentoshan Glen Grant English Whisky Independent Bottler BarleyMania)

When I attended the “Day Of The 100 Open Bottles” at Pinkernell’s Whisky Market in Berlin last month, I tried more than half a dozen drams by Claxton’s. Their well-selected single cask whiskies rendered me so impressed that I took home not one but two bottles: (more…)

Dalmore 24yo by Cadenhead’s (Review)

Dalmore 24yo Rum Finish by Cadenhead's (Highlands Single Malt Scotch Whisky Cask Strength)

This Dalmore by Scotland’s oldest independent bottler Cadenhead’s is a real luxury dram. Not only has it aged for almost a quarter of a century, but also has it received a rum cask finish of such remarkable length that it could almost be considered a double maturation (more…)

3 single cask Whiskies by North Star (Review Flight)

3 Single Cask Whiskies by Norht Star (Glenallachie Islay Malt British series 002 Tasting Notes)

Exactly one week ago, Tobi introduced you to the three “exotic” releases of North Star Spirits’ recently released series 002, namely a blend, a bourbon and a sherry. This week we got our hands on a trio of their new single cask Scotch whiskies. (more…)

Cambus 25yo by The Whisky Chamber (Review)

Cambus 25yo by The Whisky Chamber (Single Cask Grain Scotch Whisky Sherry Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Not sure about you guys, but I tend to become a little reckless after a full evening of dramming at a whisky gathering. So before I left Kiel Whisky Fair in early May of this year, I went to the booth of The Whisky Chamber and bought this Cambus 25yo without even trying it. (more…)