27 May
Ardberg, Macallan & more aged in sherry casks

Aged in the smaller casks that once held some of Spain’s finest sherries means whisky that is dark, brute, dark, bold, dark, dark and dark. Also, just to clarify, it’s very dark. The Darkness! is a series from Scotland’s finest, be it the 21-year-old Ardberg finished in the casks of Oloroso sherry or the Macallan […]


4 Mar
Taste buds be warned, this is a devilishly good 114-proof whisky

Dip your finger into the amber liquid (don’t be shy, you’re adventurous, right?), drop it onto your palm and rub. Now bury your face into your hands and smell the sweet, yet burnt almond notes emanating off your hands. The sensation almost makes you want to repeat again, until you realize that the Ardbeg Corryvreckan […]


16 Dec
Ultra-rare Suntory spirit limited to only 50 bottles

Suntory Limited’s 50-Year Old Yamazaki is the highest-priced single malt whisky in Japan. Crafted from Japanese malted barley at the Yamazaki distillery in the early 1950s, the key malt that forms the base spirit for this ultra-rare whisky was prepared with Yamazaki’s signature water, fermented, and then distilled in first edition Japanese pot stills. The […]


2 Oct
24 days of single cask treasures from Drinks by The Dram

Last year we shared with you Whisky Advent Calendar, calling it “Perhaps the World’s Greatest Boozy Holiday Gift”. Well we’ve sat in our Captain Kirk Command Chair and deliberated long and hard, finally deciding that yes, this most definitely is the World’s Greatest Boozy Holiday Gift. Countdown the days till Christmas with your very own […]


12 Jul
Heiko reviews a bourbon finished in three kinds of wood

Heiko is from Germany with a specialized field in Whisky. After finishing his apprenticeship as a fully trained hotel clerk he began work as a barkeeper in the 5-Star Hotel A-Rosa on the beautiful island of Sylt. He discovered the passion for whisky a few years ago and since then his life is full of […]


28 Jun
Heiko reviews the Lowland's triple distilled single malt scotch

We met Heiko this spring while testdriving the new Mercedes Benz E-Class coupe in the gorgeous island of Sylt, a dune-swept resort island in the North Sea that’s long been dubbed “The Hamptons of Germany”. While that’s undoubtedly intended as a compliment, the truth of the matter is the Hamptons don’t touch the kind of […]


11 Sep
Only 88 bottles of the fine $32,000 single malt to be available

One of our favorite large scotch distilleries, The Balvenie, is celebrating the dedication of half a century of work of David Stewart, now the longest tenured malt master in Scotland, with an expression aptly titled The Balvenie Fifty. Known farflung as the ‘Modest Man of Whisky’, Stewart first began interning at the Speyside distillery back […]


7 Feb
Long live the Queen... only 85 bottles made for $12,700 each

Several British distilleries are getting in on the Diamond Jubilee celebrating the 60 years reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and such is the case with Scottish distillery Glen Grant. Bottled on February 2nd of this year, and distilled way back on February 2, 1952, this Glen Grant 60 Years old Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee whisky […]