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[24 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 475 views]
High West American Prairie Reserve

About 50 years ago (so it feels, but it’s really a year or so ago I think – correct me if i am Wrong, Sjoerd) my mate Sjoerd who writes the brilliant whisky blog – Malt Fascination, and a very cool dude, arranged another one of his famous bottle shares. Meaning, he buys a few bottles of good whisky, and …

Headline, Irish, Tasting Notes, Teeling, whiskey »

[26 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 461 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 | 482 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 | 471 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 | 646 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 | 974 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 | 902 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 | 1,131 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 | 1,283 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 | 1,517 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 …