Tag Archives: Single Malt

Israel’s First Single Malt Ready To Go

By Richard Thomas Israel’s first whisky distillery, Milk & Honey, is poised to release their first batch of single malt whisky, which would also be the first Israeli single malt ever. The distillery announced on May 20 that they had bottled the first cask from their experimental series, which yielded 391 bottles. Those bottles are slated for sale later in ...

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Gordon & MacPhail Rare Vintage Glen Grant 1954 Scotch Review

Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant Rare Vintage 1954

By Richard Thomas Rating: A Aged Scotch whisky has an expensive reputation, and very aged even more so. Ultra aged? Fughetaboutit! But even so, it is possible to find an expression that defies your expectations, one way or another. Five decades old Macallans, for example, retain their ability to shock by costing as much as a high end luxury car. ...

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Sweden’s Mackmyra Releases New Travel Retail Single Malt

Sweden’s first whisky distillery, Mackmyra, has launched Expedition, a limited edition Swedish single malt whisky produced exclusively for the travel retail market. Expedition was mostly matured in bourbon casks, with some contribution of whisky aged in Mackmyra’s signature Swedish oak casks as well. The latter have held Swedish cloudberry wine for some months, giving the whisky a uniquely double Swedish ...

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Kavalan Amontillado Cask Taiwanese Whisky Review

Kavalan Amontillado Sherry Cask

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- When it comes to Sherry casks and whisky, the overwhelming favorite choice is Oloroso, followed at some distance by PX. The use of Amontillado casks is much rarer, although this probably has more to do with Amontillado itself being a small part of overall Sherry production. Without writing a whole Sherry 101 essay, Amontillado lies ...

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Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017 Out Now

Kilchoman, the distillery that is both Islay’s newest and the most westerly in Scotland, has released the sixth and latest installment of its Loch Gorm Single Malt Whisky. Loch Gorm 2017 is drawn entirely from whisky aged in Oloroso Sherry butts from Miguel Martin, distilled in 2009. That makes this Sherry-aged malt the oldest Loch Gorm installment yet. The whisky ...

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