.copper dog

A Copper Dog is a small copper tube with a copper coin welded in one end and a chain on the other, designed to sneak into ones' trousers leg whilst browsing a whisky warehouse. It is also a bar in the Craigellachie Hotel in Craigellachie, Speyside, Scotland, where they serve this bespoke whisky in their … Continue reading .copper dog

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.rittenhouse – straight rye 100 proof

From the versatile Heaven Hill distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, comes this straight rye, which is bottled in bond. From that, we know it has been distilled in one single year, from the same master distiller, has matured in an American Warehouse for at least four years in a new American Oak cask, before it was … Continue reading .rittenhouse – straight rye 100 proof

.koval – four grain

Koval, the Black Sheep of American Whiskey from Chicago produce a range of (whiskey)spirits, amongst which we can find one created from four grains. As with all their products, this has been bottled from a single barrel, from cereals purchased from Organic farmers. 47% abv, €45 grain whisky Nose: sweet, ripe berries and cherries, a … Continue reading .koval – four grain

big peat – dbtd edition

Big Peat. After a couple of years, he has become a well known face in the shelve on many peated-whisky lovers' collections. A blended malt of several Islay malts, with several special releases for special occasions, each with their special strength. Created in the laboratories of Douglas Laing, especially for the generous people of Drinks … Continue reading big peat – dbtd edition

.glengoyne – 15yo

GlenGoyne, Probably known best for it's disputable location in either the Highlands or the Lowlands whisky regions of Scotland. Typically, a GlenGoyne has a sweet, toffee like character, driven (helped) by the use of first fill ex-Sherry casks. This 15yo from their core range has received an additional maturation in first fill ex-Bourbon casks, which … Continue reading .glengoyne – 15yo

.ragtime rye

Brooklyn,New York. After a long absence of (illicit) distilling in the area, a team of brewers and mixologists decided to build a distillery to create the perfect spirits to be used in cocktails, served from their own bar. Let me find out what it does unmixed... 45.2% abv, €50 straight rye Nose: a touch of … Continue reading .ragtime rye

.auchentoshan – three wood

Triple distilled like any Auchentoshan, this particular one has had triple maturation as well - Pedro Ximénez ex-Sherry casks, Oloroso ex-Sherry casks and ex-bourbon casks. 43% abv, €45 single malt Nose: a fruity nose, right from the moment you first stick your nose in the glass. Lots of dried fruit, like raisins, plums and dates, … Continue reading .auchentoshan – three wood

.mellow corn

At the versatile Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, they also produce a corn distillate from a 90% corn, 10% rye / malt mashbill. For it to be labelled Bottled in Bond, it has to be bottled at exactly 100 proof (50%) and must have matured for at least four years (among a handful of … Continue reading .mellow corn

.peat’s beast

What can I say about this one: a single malt, from an undisclosed distillery on Islay. Most often this means we are either working with a young Laphroaig or a Caol Ila, where - at this moment, the first is more difficult to obtain for blenders and indie bottlers, so my money is on the … Continue reading .peat’s beast

.michter’s us*1 straight rye

America's oldest whiskey variety - rye, is bottled at the Michter's distillery from a single barrel "a unique attribute reflecting our extraordinary commitment to offering Kentucky Straight Rye whiskey of the absolute highest quality at every level of the Michter’s range." Let's see about that... 42.4% abv, €60 straight rye Nose: a mouthful of sweetness and … Continue reading .michter’s us*1 straight rye