Notes

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…)

Waterford “Peated: Ballybannon 1.1” Arcadian Barley (Review)

Header image of Waterford Peated: Ballybannon 1.1 Single Malt Irish Whisky

A short while ago, I have introduced Waterford Peated: Fenniscourt 1.1 here on these pages. Now I follow up with the distillery’s second Peated expression, namely Waterford Peated: Ballybannon 1.1. The whisky is made from barley grown at Ballybannon Farm, (more…)

Waterford “Peated: Fenniscourt 1.1” Arcadian Barley (Review)

Header image of Waterford Peated: Fenniscourt 1.1 Single Malt Irish Whisky

Via its Arcadian Barley range, South-Irish whisky distillery Waterford releases out-of-the-ordinary single malts based on specially grown and processed barley. Previously, the series has already seen illustrious entries such as “Organic”, “Biodynamic”, and “Heritage”. (more…)

Mosgaard Black Peat – Danish Single Malt Whisky (Review)

Header image of Mosgaard Black Peat Danish Single Malt Whisky

When my wife Dini and I visited Mosgaard Distillery in Denmark a few months ago, founder Jes treated us to many great drams while showing us around. One of our personal highlights was Black Peat, which marked the final expression of the culminating tasting we had after the tour. (more…)

Liber 15 Years Old “El Diablito Sulfuroso” (Review)

Header image of Liber 15yo "El Diablito Sulfuroso by The Caskhound (Spanish Single Malt Whisky PX Sheery Cask)

Finally … it’s Halloween! On the scariest, spookiest, and most spine-tingling night of the year, I take you down to the fiery pits of hell! Guarded by demons and enshrouded in the reek of brimstone, there waits for us a whisky whose torrid character and fiery temper (more…)

Black Bottle Whisky “The Alchemy Series #4: Smoke & Dagger” (Review)

Header image of Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky "Alchemy Series #4: Smoke & Dagger"

“How do you supercharge a blended Scotch whisky with an extra-amount of most-delicate smoke?” – This question resided at very heart of the conception of Black Bottle’s fourth “Alchemy Series” bottling Smoke & Dagger. And resourceful as they are, the whisky makers (more…)