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Foghouse Balmenach 7 YO

February is upon us, and I doubt I will win "Blogger of the Year" anytime soon with this speed. Even though it might look like I have given up whisky altogether, please rest assured this is not the case. We have some upcoming exciting news, so watch this space for...

Visiting Boann Distillery

As I said in my previous post, I had the pleasure of meeting brothers and co-founders of Boann Distillery, Peter and James Cooney, after Whiskey Live. They kindly invited me to a personal tour of their distillery in Drogheda, co. Meath. Even though I have been to...

J. J. Corry The Quick Brown Fox

The Quick Brown Fox is a beautiful collaboration between James J. Fox in Dublin and J. J. Corry. It is a six-year-old single malt matured in ex-Bourbon barrels before matured separately in Amontillado and Oloroso casks sourced directly from Montilla and Jerez by...

Roe & Co. Distillery

 I recently went to Dublin to attend Whiskey Live Dublin, which I will cover in another post. While in Dublin, I decided it would be fun to visit another of the newer distilleries, and Roe & Co. was on top of my list. I might not be a whiskey newbie, but I do...

Myken Tore Wik RR016

Anyone who knows me, has been to a tasting with me or even read my blog knows that I am a huge fan of sherry matured whiskies. So when I was lucky enough to barter a sample from a Norwegian private cask, I had to jump on it. This particular private cask is almost 4.5...

Dràm Mòr Secret Orkney 2008

First, I haven't had the chance to maintain my whiskey blog for a while, and what would be better than pulling another release from Dràm Mòr out of my sleeve? Tonight's pick is the 13-year-old Secret Orkney, a golden beauty of a dram. It has matured in a first-fill...

The Irishman Founder’s Reserve

A couple of weeks ago, I had the absolute pleasure of joining a #tweetasting with Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) and Walsh Whiskey (@walshwhiskey). It consisted of two expressions of The Irishman and two expressions of Writers' Tears, and this particular review is of The...

Teeling Renaissance Series 2 Single Malt

Everyone who knows me knows how much I love and admire Teeling Whiskey. A few people have even called me an "unofficial ambassador of Irish whiskey in Norway" because I never miss a chance to share my love for Irish whiskey in general. Over the years since the...

Wemyss Malts Velvet Fig 25

Wemyss Malts Velvet Fig is a blend consisting of five ex-sherry hogshead casks of 1994 vintage Speyside and Highland single malts and 15 ex-sherry hogshead casks of 1988 vintage unpeated Bunnahabhain single malt. All 20 casks were then blended and transferred into 14...

Balcones High Plains Texas Single Malt Whisky

Balcones High Plains Texas Single Malt Whisky is made entirely from barley, grown and malted in Texas, and was born from a collaboration between Balcones Distilling and Blackland Malts (Texas' first malthouse). Blackland Malts worked together with Texas A&M...

John Jameson 15-year-old

It is not every day one gets the chance to taste a real piece of Irish history, but tonight I am tasting a John Jameson 15-year-old from the Very Special Old Whiskey bottling series. It is one of the last blended versions from Bow Street Distillery in Dublin, which...

Dràm Mòr Glenrothes 9

The first review of 2021 is a 9-year-old Glenrothes from Dràm Mòr. Glenrothes is a Speyside distillery located in Rothes, a town in the very heart of the Speyside region, owned by Edrington. The first thing I would like to talk about is the colour of this Glenrothes....