Suntory Hakushu whisky distillery tour

We had the possibility to spend a few days in Japan in early March, and took the opportunity to visit one of the Suntory whisky distilleries in the mountains of Kaikomagatake, Hakushu distillery. The distillery tour started by entering the distillery grounds at the bottom of the mountainside, and receiving your visitor pass. Drivers and… Continue reading Suntory Hakushu whisky distillery tour

Coffee · Whisky

The beautiful blend of coffee and whisky – Ovenbird Whisky Coffee

"Whisky AND coffee? What are you, nuts?" - No, it's not nuts, it's coffee (I'll get mi coat) aged in whisky casks, and it can be a truly wonderful experience. We briefly explore Ovenbird's whisky coffee in this post. Find our previous Ovenbird review here. Disclaimer: I received a free sample of the Auchentoshan 12… Continue reading The beautiful blend of coffee and whisky – Ovenbird Whisky Coffee


Auchentoshan Cooper’s Reserve (travel retail edition)

Auchentoshan Cooper's Reserve, yet another travel retail edition for review! If you are a fan of other Auchentoshan single malts, you will most likely be fond of this travel retail edition. The 14-year-old single malt Cooper's Reserve promises and does not fail to deliver nuttiness and citrus. "A limited release, Cooper's Reserve has been maturing… Continue reading Auchentoshan Cooper’s Reserve (travel retail edition)


Dalmore Valour (Travel retail edition)

The plum nose of the Dalmore Valour peaked my interest on a fairly recent travel through Heathrow Terminal 3 World of Whiskies. "An expression that truly lives up to its name, Valour expertly marries together the distinct and bold characteristics of three exceptional casks. Matured initially in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, the spirit is then transferred… Continue reading Dalmore Valour (Travel retail edition)


Glenmorangie Dornoch (Limited Edition)

Delicate. Light smokiness. Sweet. Teeny bit flat. Slightly lingering. This is what the Glenmorangie Dornoch is, and this is our mini review of it! Introduction "Established in 1843, the Distillery was named Glenmorangie, Scots Gaelic for ‘Glen of Tranquillity', perfectly describing its peaceful setting on the banks of the picturesque Dornoch Firth, a vast sea estuary… Continue reading Glenmorangie Dornoch (Limited Edition)


The Weekly Finn #3: Kyrö Distillery Company

I had never heard of Kyrö Distillery Company before this article in the Finnish Wine Magazine (Viinilehti). This is hardly a surprising scenario, as small distilleries and breweries in Finland tend to be left in to the shadows of the bigger and more international producers. The spirit behind this company are a group of five guys… Continue reading The Weekly Finn #3: Kyrö Distillery Company