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Glasgow Distillery 6yo “G16 – Dark ‘n’ stormy creme brulee” by The SMWS (Review)

Glasgow Distillery 6yo Single Grain Whisky "G16: Dark 'n' stormy creme brulee" by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)

If you have not yet come across The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s bottle code G16 before, that’s because it is brand new and it will most likely not be used all too often! After all, it refers to a special breed of grain whisky made at an urban production site that normally produces malt whisky only: (more…)

“Siebert’s Birthday Dram”: Caol Ila 8 Years Old w/ Oloroso Finish (Review)

Header image of Caol Ila 8yo Oloroso by Siebert's Whisky Welt

And the party goes on … in late May 2023, Munich-based specialist whisky shop Sieberts Whiskywelt run by expert drammers Marcel and Başak – celebrated its fifth anniversary. While the on-site festivities are mostly over now, the commemorative birthday bottling, (more…)

Cameronbridge 13yo “Coven of Resurrection” by Whisky of Voodoo (Review)

Courageous and creative indie bottlers Brave New Spirits picked their name for a reason. After all, the Glasgow-based whisky mavens often release bottlings that have colorful designs, curiosity-raising names, and out-of-the-ordinary maturation histories. Whereas their latest outturn – Cask Noir – took inspiration from the hard-boiled detective movies of the 1940s and 1950s, (more…)

3x Single Cask Whisky Bottling by Flickenschild: Auchroisk & 2x Caol Ila (Review Flight)

Header image of 3x Single Cask Scotch Whisky by Flickenschild (2x Caol Ila & 1x Auchroisk)

The new three-piece range of single cask bottlings by Flickenschild has a simply yet evocative name: “Slainte”. Graced with stylish illustrations by North-German artist Mats Matthée, each member of the trio cuts a mighty fine figure both on the outside and on the inside. (more…)

Tullibardine 7 Years Old (Cask 140) by Dram Mor (Review)

Header image of Tullibardine 7yo Highlands Scotch Whisky by Dram Mor Group

Founded in 2019 by whisky mavens Victorija and Kenny Macdonald, Scottish indie bottler Dràm Mòr Group Ltd. has quickly risen to make a name for itself in the whisky world. So far, the busy bees from Dumbarton have released ten outturns with three to eight bottlings each. (more…)

5x Single Cask Whisky by Berry Bros & Rudd: “The Nordic Casks #2” (Review Flight)

Impressions of The Nordic Casks Part Two by Berry Bros & Rudd

Towards the end of the last year, long-serving indie bottler Berry Bros & Rudd released the second outturn of whiskies within its praised “The Nordic Casks” series. This time, Reserve Whisky Manager Jonny McMillan and his team worked with four reputable distilleries (more…)

Meadowside Blended Scotch Whisky 2022 (Review)

Header image of Meadowside Blended Scotch Whisky 2022 (by the makers of The Maltman)

These days, you might not get too many chances anymore to try old-styled Scotch whisky as it was made in the 90s, 80s, or even further back in time. With stocks dwindling and prices skyrocketing, it certainly does not get any easier to lay hands on a truly time-honored release. (more…)

Fary Lochan 9yo Dist. Edition #07 – Danish Single Malt Whisky (Review)

Fary Lochan 9yo Distillery Edition with Oloroso Sherry Finish (Danish Single Malt Whisky)

For my last review of the year, I have picked a whisky that is extra-close to me: the 9-year-old Distillery Edition #07 from Danish boutique distillery Fary Lochan. Ever since I first showed up there as a visitor in 2019, the family-owned production site has completely conquered my heart, (more…)