swedish whisky

A closer look at Mackmyra Ten Years

2017-05-17

Sweden most famous distillery Mackmyra has recently launched Ten Years, a Swedish 10-year old single malt whisky. It’s actually the first Mackmyra whisky with an age statement, and I had the chance to receive a sample for review… So let’s have a closer look at this new baby! Ten Years has been matured in ex-bourbon casks as well as new American oak casks that held …

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Reviewing Box 2nd Step Collection 03

2017-04-14

A serious Peat Monster rounds off the Box Second Step Collection! The second Step 03 is Box Distillery’s final step in the much talked about Second Step Collection series. A triptych, trio, that has showcased Box Distillery’s character; what the northern Swedish climate, careful cask choices and passionate craft can achieve with a young whisky. The Second Step 03 was released as a web release …

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My March Whisky Wishlist

2017-03-01

And here we go again: new month, new whisky wishlist! There’s been quite a lot of exciting new releases this past month, especially on the ever-growing Irish Whiskey category and from what I know, the lucky Irishmen aren’t willing to see this trend stop anytime soon… Expect some exciting things those next few months from the Emerald Isle! Anyway, let’s stop teasing and have a …

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7 Questions for Box Distillery’s Manager Roger Melander

2016-12-22

As Scandinavia, and especially Sweden is becoming a world-class whisky producing region – not only thanks to big players like Mackmyra but also via smaller craft distilleries spreading the territory – there’s a lot to learn – AND TASTE – when it comes to Swedish whisky. If French are said to be the N°1 whisky consumers in the world, Sweden is actually known for being …

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My December Whisky Wishlist

2016-12-01

We’re officially kicking off the race to Christmas today! And I’ve been warning you since a few days, we’ll be going all blooming christmassy around here! Let’s start the festivities with my usual monthly selection… But instead of the 5 whiskies I usually select, my Whisky Wishlist doubles in size this month and showcases 10 fine expressions (in case you were still looking for some …

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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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My August Whisky Wishlist

2016-08-01

Hey little drammers! Don’t know if you notice but it’s the 1st of August already – and you should know it by now, the beginning of a new month around here always means whisky wishlist! As usual, it wasn’t easy to come up with a shortlist of only 5 highly-appealing nectars but life is made of tough choices… Enjoy! The Glenturret Fly 16’s Masters Edition A …

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Weekly Review: Box The 2nd Step Collection Edition 01 (Sweden)

2016-04-18

As Scandinavia, and especially Sweden is becoming a world-class whisky producing region – not only thanks to big players like Mackmyra but also via smaller craft distilleries spreading the territory – there’s a lot to learn – AND TASTE – when it comes to Swedish whisky. If French are said to be the N°1 whisky consumers in the world, Sweden is actually known for being …

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My Whisky Travel Bucket List : 3 cask strength destinations to visit!

2015-10-09

You may have noticed I’m a bit of a travel addict (well, not the backpacker hardcore traveller type though – only trying to sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight (which by the way I never really enjoy…) as soon as I can – everyday blessing low-cost companies for their existence!), always happy to pin a new destination on my “travel-special-world-map-poster” – maybe the central …

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