Other Whiskeys

Q&A with Penderyn’s Stephen Davies

Close-Up on Distilling in Wales By Richard Thomas When Penderyn opened their doors in 2000, they became the first distillery to operate in Wales since the 19th Century. Since then, the micro-distillery has collected garlands aplenty, and demand is so high that Penderyn intends to triple their production. The busy little distillery in Rhondda Cynon Taf has become a place ...

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Brenne Single Malt French Whiskey Review

By S.D. Peters Rating: A From Cognac, France, by way of an  inspired collaboration between whiskey importer and blogger Allison Patel and “a 3rd generation Cognac distiller,” comes this unique single malt. Brenne French Single Malt is a new venture – Allison’s first expression, Estate Cask, was released in late 2012 – and, being French whiskey (read: a rarity in ...

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Nikka Yoichi 15 Year Old Single Malt

By Jake Emen Rating: A- Nikka Whisky owns and operates two distinct distilleries in Japan. The oldest is the Yoichi distillery, built in 1934, located near the city of Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido. Nikka’s founder, Masataka Taketsuru, had studied at the University of Glasgow and came back to Japan with the ideals of creating authentic and distinguished scotch-style ...

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English Whiskey Coming to America

By Richard Thomas As recently as the 1990s, whiskey-making was an entirely Scottish thing on the island of Britain, with the art becoming largely defunct in Wales and Scotland for most of the 20th Century. That started changing in the ’00s. Now Wales has a distillery in the form of Penderyn, and at least three distilleries are operating in England. ...

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