Nikka Taketsuru

Nikka Taketsuru “Pure Malt NAS” 43% Alc/vol 80/100 The craze for Japanese whisky is still in full swing, some blame Jim Murray’s 2014 proclamation that Japanese Whisky was the best in the world as one of the catalysts for this state of affairs, as much as he at times deserves the bashing, we can’t blame Sauron […]

Aberlour 12

Aberlour 12 40% abv. 83/100 Other than the cask strength heavy hitter that is A’bunadh, the regular stable of releases from Aberlour tend to get shortchanged. It’s not a heavily marketed whisky but I know that it is a very lucrative operation for owners Pernod-Ricard What is interesting about Aberlour is that along with Glenfarclas […]

Hakushu 12

Suntory Hakushu 12 43% ABV 84/100   Yes the craze is still on folks! That aside there is a lot to love with Japanese whisky, while they follow a lot of the Scottish tradition in their production methods, it’s the little differences that the magic is created. The market is dominated by two big players, Nikka and […]

Johnnie Walker Green Label

    Johnnie Walker Green Label  43% Alc./Vol. 84/100 Johnnie Walker is ubiquitous to the point of being infamous, It’s probably the one Scotch whisky everyone knows by name. The walking man logo no matter how gussied up for the times is another instantly recognizable icon for the uninitiated. It is also the whisky brand […]