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 […]

Glenmorangie Tùsail Review

La critique en Français est au bas de la page.   Glenmorangie Tùsail 46% ABV Score: 78/100 Glenmorangie Tùsail is part of the private edition series, a yearly (I believe) release of singular whiskies concocted by Dr. Bill Lumsden (love or hate him). This time around rather than cask play Tùsail’s particularity is the type of […]

Jura Brooklyn Review

Isle of Jura Brooklyn 42% ABV Score: 81/100   The concept of this whisky is a bit of a head scratcher to me, no matter what the marketing blurb says I don’t really see the parallel between Brooklyn and Jura. Although I suppose this is a good way to get a certain age bracket or […]

Octomore 6.1 Scottish Barley Review

Critique en Français plus bas Octomore 6.1 Scottish Barley 57% ABV Score: 91/100   Warning long LSD-like descriptors ahead…. Say what you will about this whisky (and there is a lot of chatter out there) this is a whisky that cannot leave you indifferent. Much ink has been spilled and the ‘Laddie marketing crew has […]