Obviously, I am always delighted to try a new whisky! This time the small bottled of Scotch Malt Whisky Society Single Malt was provided by Freddy another blogger from Singlemaltwhiskey.org. The malt in question comes from the Highland Park Distillery and of course I was very curious to try it. Read more
Believe it or not, but this cocktail actually was inspired by a cold remedy. When my sister gave me a cough drop, I noticed that rough Icelandic / Islay notes go very well with sweet cassis flavours. Luckily, with the latest Lagavulin Distiller’s Edition (DE), I had just the right single malt on hand! Of course, you will also find a undiluted review of it in this article. Read more
I admit, I am a Maker’s Mark fan! The bottle with the red way top was the first high-quality bourbon I ever bought and I still enjoy Old-Fashioneds made with it. Naturally, I was very excited when I first discovered the Cask Strength bottling here in Germany! So that I am now able to share this review with you. On top of that, I also have quite an unconventional cocktail recipe for you! Read more
It is a pure coincidence that I decided to write about the E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon and the fact that an E.H. Taylor whiskey was crowned as the “best whiskey in the world” this year. The fact is that the E.H. Taylor left a lasting impression on me from my USA trip. Luckily, you can get the E.H. Taylor Small Batch here in Germany, although for quite a high price. Let us see if it is worth it! Read more
After the short excursion into Amaros, I want to go back to a rum I already reviewed: The Plantation Haiti X.O. However, this time it is about the new 2017 bottling. The rum is not only finished in another type of cask, but it is also distilled from molasses instead of sugarcane juice. So, let us take a look at this new (old) rum! Read more
This article ends the small series on Amaros and we are once again turning our attention to Italy: This time we are reviewing two different Amaros from the Distilleria Caffo in Calabria. In Italy the Veccio Amaro Del Capo is almost as famous as Campari and you can find it roughly in every restaurant. On top of that, you can also find the aged Riserva version and an Amaro-forward cocktail here. Read more
Continuing the short excursion into Amaros with a representative, not from Italy, but from Germany. Windspiel, the gin producer from the Eifel region, broadened its product portfolio with a herbal spirit. This potato vodka based liqueur is set out to show that high quality bittersweet liqueurs do not necessarily have to come from South European countries!
When it comes to rum, the first islands and countries most people think about are Jamaica, Guyana and maybe the Dominican Republic. However, basically every country in the Caribbean produces rum. This is why we will take a closer look at a rum from St. Lucia, an island even rum experts overlook sometimes. Read more