.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

.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

.glendronach – 12yo

Back in 2015, this same dram was to be found behind a different door of the Whisky Advent Calendar. From the Highlands of Scotland, just shy east of the Speyside region, the Glendronach picturesque distillery can be seen and visited. Something we have done with WhiskySpeller in 2014, but is still on our list to … Continue reading .glendronach – 12yo