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Whisky (Whiskey depending on where it was produced) has become such a popular spirit worldwide over the last few decades, especially since the mid-nineties, that there has been a surge in the number of countires producing it.
Nations such as Ireland, Japan and the U.S.A. have a rich history of whisky production but now we are seeing production in more obscure places such as South Africa, India, France, New-Zealand, England and Holland.
Long may it continue!
Swedish - 70cl / 41.4%
Mackmyra started distilling at the Mackmyra Mill in 1999. Since then, the demand has grown for the product such that a more industrialised distillery has been built called Mackmyra Gravity, one of the most modern distilleries in the world. This offers notes of fresh citrus, pear drops and crispy gr…
Swedish - 70cl / 46.1%
Svensk Ek is the only whisky in the world that is aged in oak that should have been used to build ships for the Swedish Royal Navy. The trees that provided the oak were planted in the 19th century on an Island called Visingsö and the forest is now one of the biggest oak woods in Sweden. Nose: Frui…
Swedish - 50cl / 46.1%
This whisky is unique, entwining the aromas and flavours of both peat and juniper by using them as the fuel source to dry the barley used, which was grown on selected farms in central Sweden. This interesting combination produces the following results: Nose: The nose is slightly smoky and spicy wi…
Indian - 70cl / 46%
Bold is a journey that leads you down the unexplored, unchartered terrains of Goa. It offers you a slice of its best-kept secrets, unravelling the mysteries, bit by little bit. Nose: After the slightest whiff of smoke, a dizzying array of Manuka honey, prickly spice and bourboneque red liquorice ta…
French - 70cl / 42%
The oui (wee) brother to the Armorik Single Malt is this, Breizh blend. This dram is 50% Malt and 50% grain, a lovely blend indeed. Not quite Va Va Voom but definitely Va Voom...
French - 70cl / 46%
Va va voom...from across the English Channel comes this, the Armorik Single Malt. The distillery is situated in Bretagne in the north of France and the whisky has been double matured in firstly oak and then sherry casks. Rich and fruity on the nose. The palate is pleasant with citrus, apple and s…
Rye - 70cl / 40%
This Canadian whiskey has a lovely nip and pinch on the nose. The palate is smooth and light and mellow with rye malt flavours. The finish is long with a lot of bite.
Indian - 70cl / 46%
Layers of peat and smoke with youthful and muscular oak constantly reminding their presence. Fresh fruit and spices with a hint of maltiness. Pleasurable experience with peat maintaining its supremacy with fine tolerance of malt. Oak, fruit and spice. Tasting notes courtesy of Amrut Distilleries L…