A veteran whisky lover. Who felt he must go and pay homage to nine or so distilleries in Islay...and guess what, this is exactly what we did, with good friends, in April 2012. Now with a taste for distilleries I visited Gavle in Sweden (Mackmyra) in May 2012, and also went to the pearl of the Orosund - the island of Hven, also in Sweden, just recently (Sept 2012). Tried many things there including Urania, Spirit of Hven.
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Seven Stars - Toffee fudge and island fun
This is an intruiging dram - carefully manufactured and nurtured on the island idyll that is Hven (itself perched between Denmark and Sweden). Hven in Spring, Summer and Autumn is wonderful, as is the … read more
Superb. Complex. Alcohol noticeable on the unreduced nose. Figs, toffee, caramel, honey and Madeira wine. Oily and complex. 18 yo not sure but Bourbon style finish.
West coast Swedes are more Danish then Swedish - louder, more opinionated, and friendlier. You need to take the ferry from Landskrona the 30 minutes to the fantastic, relaxing, tranquill and beautiful 4… read more
Mackmyra Special Edition Double Dip Bourbon - Double Dip Bourbon
Light in colour. Unlike Mackmyra Brukswhisky (see my review) this is a much more complex beast. It has sweetness and some lovely organic acetone notes (not phenolic peat) as well. Its a very smooth and… read more
Old Pulteney 21 Year old - Olde Smoothie
So, whisky of the year 2012. A bold claim and statement. First of all, available for £50 only in Glasgow - a steal (well, it is Glasgow after all). The whisky is certainly excellent. It is rich and very… read more
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