world whisky

There’s no “best whisky in the world”

2017-10-25

It’s this time of the year again when the whole whisky world is getting excited or deeply annoyed by one man proclaiming this or that whisky is supposedly the “best in the world” in a so-called “bible”. You know what ? I’ve never been into religion. No worries guys if you can’t put your hands on this new must-have whisk(e)y, new awards and titles of …

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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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Interview: Inside The Nothernmost Distillery in the World

2017-04-05

If you read my “10 World Whisky Fun Facts” article last week, you probably already know that Aurora Spirit, based in Artic Norway is officially the northernmost distillery in the whole world! As part of my partnership with the Craft Whisky Club (still haven’t checked them out? What are you waiting for seriously…), I wanted to find out more about their work and I therefore …

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10 World Whisky Fun Facts

2017-03-30

  the Italian Puni distillery matures part of its stock in a derelict bunker dating back to WWII. Mackmyra is also matured underground, in a former mine called the Bodås Mine, where the temperature remains around 7°C all year round (amongst other uncommon maturation spots: Chugoku Jozo in Japan have been putting its cask for aging in a 100-meter long ancient railway tunnel!).  Box has bottled a limited …

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World Whisky Forum talks with Jan Groth

2017-02-28

Earlier this month, the Swedish Box Distillery was hosting the first ever edition of what should now become a must-do event for distillers over the world: The World Whisky Forum. Two days of debates and animated talks amongst industry members with a very broad panel of speakers from as far as Japan or America. Pssst! You’ll find all the interviews & talks from the speakers here (BEWARE: …

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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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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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