October 2016

A look at new Himalayan Whisky Rampur

2016-10-19

Radico Khaitan’s Rampur Single Malt was officially launched in the UK last week during a London event. From the foothills of the Himalayas, Rampur is distilled in India’s oldest distillery dating back to 1943. Let’s have a closer look at this new Indian baby! Distilled in a copper pot still and at ABV 43%, the location in the Himalayas exposes the whisky to contrasting climates …

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A chat with Westland Distillery’s Master Distiller

2016-10-18

Cover pic via Seattlemag First of all, could you please tell me a bit more about yourself: where do you come from, career background etc. And how did you end up working at Westland Distillery as a Master Distiller? I grew up south of Seattle, in Tacoma, Washington. I’ve always been fascinated by flavor, where it comes from and how to capture it. When I …

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What The F*** Is Peat Anyway?

2016-10-17

You know me – I am a people watcher. I could litteraly spend hours in a bar just watching people coming in and out, which have lead me to draw quite an accurate picture of the different kinds of people ordering whisky in a bar (but that’s another story). But what I noticed lately – mainly in my home-country – is an increasing number of people …

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Weekly Review: While We Wait – R&B Distillers

2016-10-14

After reviewing Borders Single Grain a few months back, I couldn’t miss the chance to have a deeper look at R&B Distillers‘ other expression, While We Wait, which I had the happy surprise to receive within one of my favourite whisky subscription boxes: Craft Whisky Club. With roots in both the Scottish Borders and the Hebrides, R&B Distillers are seeking to build distilleries in both …

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The Whisky Show 2016: personal highlights

2016-10-12

As promised, here are my personal malted highlights from last week’ TWE Whisky Show in London. I chose to showcase some very different drams: Scotch, American & World Whiskies, official distillery bottlings & independent bottlers gems as well as affordable options & more pricey alternatives, trying to suit all your discerning palates and wallets ;). Mackmyra Vinterdrom Mackmyra Vinterdröm is a fruity and slightly spicy swedish …

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Scotch meets Indian Whisky and that sounds promising

2016-10-11

The makers of a rare blend of Scotch and Japanese whisky have revealed that their fusion whisky has proved so popular they are now developing further innovative blends in partnership with other international distilleries. Fusion Whisky Ltd said that all three versions of its groundbreaking Glover series have sold out, and it is close to launching a fusion blend using single malt whisky from Scottish …

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3 popular whisky myths debunked

2016-10-11

Here’s a new series I’ve been willing to start on the blog since a wee while now! And finally, our first episode is out! *Add Fake Applauses Annoying Sound Here* Each episode of this new series is meant to have a look at 3 statements I have been repeatedly hearing since I have started my wonderful journey in the rewarding world of whisky. This first …

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My October Whisky Wishlist

2016-10-10

Hi there drammers! I know I’m publishing this a bit late but hey, I also sometimes have a life 🙂 [And this week was just one of those super-busy weeks, travelling to 3 different countries in 5 days… Which – don’t get me wrong – I love, but can really be exhausting. I’m kidding, I actually just spent the last couple of hours watching stupid …

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