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[26 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 452 views]
Teeling Whiskey Platinum Vintage Reserve 30

We’ve arrived at the oldest available Irish whiskey on the market (as far as I know).
In contrast to the other Teeling bottlings this has been exclusively matured in ex-Bourbon casks for the entire 30 years. It is non-chilfiltered and bottled at 46%.
The malt for this was double distilled at a distillery more famous for its triple distilled single malts.Just 250 …

Featured, Headline, Irish, Tasting Notes, Teeling, whiskey »

[25 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 472 views]
Teeling Whiskey Gold Reserve , 26 yo (White Burgundy finish)

We continue our journey through the Teeling range with an older expression. This whiskey was double distilled (at a distillery which usually triple distils its whiskey) in the year of 1987 then it was aged in ex-bourbon barrels , and finally it was transferred into old white burgundy barrels for finishing. I must comment that white wine finishes are not …

Amrican, Headline, Tasting Notes, Westward, single malt, whiskey »

[28 May 2014 | No Comment | 460 views]
Westward Small Batch Oregon Straight Malt Whiskey

Time for a bit of a change, with an American single malt whiskey made in Oregon in small quantities  from 100% malted barley grown in the Pacific Northwest. Fermented with a traditional ale yeast and distilled in copper pots, the spirit is aged in new charred oak for more than 2 years. I was given a sample of this whiskey …

Headline, Independent Bottling, Moonshine, whiskey »

[13 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 638 views]
Tasting some Moonshine

Moonshine. Sounds exciting Illegal and drives your imagination into picturing illicit stills somewhere in the open prairies of the USA, right? I guess so. I do not have a lot of experience with Moonshine (or shine for short), but I was very excited when this wee sample arrived at my doorstep (or rather, I had to frigging go and pick …

Bourbon, Corner Creek, Headline, Pappy Van Winkle, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[1 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 970 views]
Tasting Pappy Van Winkle  15 and Corner Creek

Post Thanksgiving, two drops of liquid Americana. One is dirt cheap ($20 in the USA) and the other one a much hyped and sought after Pappy Van Winkle 15 which costs, well a lot, that is if you can buy it (Demand and Supply. and it’s in bloody crazy demand). Those two lovely drams were part of a 3 sample …

Amrican, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, Wigle, whiskey »

[21 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 899 views]
Wigle Organic Wheat Whiskey

Wigle? yep. Wigle (pronounced Viggle). I am not sure you have heard about this new distillery located in Pennsylvania  (I know I have not before i got sent a sample). But I’m always keen to get to know a new interesting distillery, and this one is pretty nice. First of all, I should thank Shai (@dsappl) whos recently wrote his …

Canadian, DavinTT, Featured, Headline, Rye, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[12 May 2013 | 8 Comments | 1,127 views]
Lot No. 40 and the Canadian whisky Twitter event #DavintTT (Part I)

Before I start one quick question to you all : Did you know that Canadian distilleries are forbidden by US regulations to let visitors inside ,and take a tour of the distilling process? I bet you did not know that. But as it seems the US forbids any food and drink company  that ships to the US via land transportation …

Bourbon, Buffalo Trace, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[11 Dec 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,279 views]
Tasting McAfee’s Benchmark Old # 8

Before we begin let’s get over with the jokes about this being distilled by an Anti-virus software company and all  (quite a few remarks i got online when i posted about trying this one).  this Whiskey is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (meaning it has more than 50% corn content in it’s mash bill), but is also meant to contain …

Featured, Guest posts, Headline, whiskey »

[1 Aug 2012 | One Comment | 1,513 views]
California Whiskey

Today a guest post by an american whiskey friend of ours Mack M.

Mack McConnell is Whisk(e)y fan and enthusiast. he  lives in San Francisco, CA. and  recently founded Taster’s Club – a Whisky club that sends quality whisky every month to all it’s members and helps them learn about them in the process. he has recently started blogging about what …

Amrican, Headline, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[6 Nov 2011 | 5 Comments | 1,909 views]
Tasting Stranahan’s Colorado whisky

A little change today, with an American malt whiskey. Made of barley. and In Colorado. Eighty per cent of the barley used to distil this one  is grown in Colorado with the remainder coming from the Rocky Mountain region, which is nice. The process is interesting : The barley goes through a roller mill and then into 30 barrel mash-tun  …