My Handcrafted Opinions on Whiskies, Distilleries and Other Related Stuff

Most Recent Whisky

Most Recent Whisky Review

Woodford Reserve Distillers Select Straight Rye

This bottle was labelled #3031 from Batch 0887 and bottled at 45.2% ABV.  The nose was very nice, herbal tea with mint and sweet vanilla notes.  The mouthfeel is fresh, light and oily, bittersweet on palate with more vanilla, candy, black coffee and dark chocolate.  The finish has peppermint, wood and grassy rye notes.  With water it gets sweeter, even honeyed, while heat builds in the finish with chilli spiced dark chocolate.  Overall very delicious; a light and subtle of straight rye.

Read More
  • Thursday, 26 May 2016 08:59

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #17

    Written by

    Location: Ciel de Paris, Montparnasse, Paris

    Date: May 2016

    Price: 18 Euros ($27.71 SGD)

    Recipe: Simply Four Roses Bourbon and Martini Rossi.... (nearly $28!)

    Garnish: None

    Served: Up

    Comments: Amazing view from 56th floor restaurant but I paid for it with a below average Manhattan

    What is this about? Check out  http://www.somanywhiskies.com/item/749-the-manhattan-project-ii

    Leave a comment

    Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

    Whiskies Tried...

    Total to Date: 694


    Visited to Date: 66

    Follow Me on Twitter!

    Random Whisky

    Highland Park 40 year old

    The most expensive whisky in the book 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die at over $1200.  Thanks to www.masterofmalt.com I could buy a 3 ml sample of this (still cost over $60) and I did so for my birthday treat.  And it was a treat... utterly fantastic and dare I say it, worth every penny.  The nose is fruity and oily, like citrus fruit peel rather than the juice, some peat and also some lovely seaside, seaweed, salty, martime notes.  There was even a little pepper in the nose.   The taste was ridiculously smooth with a very soft mouthfeel. Rich with sweet toffee, dried fuits, oranges, cinnamon and cake.  Not at all woody for 40 years in a cask, the finish was lovely and smokey.  There is also some sherry influence which I always love with smokey whiskies (see Bowmore Darkest, Laphroaig Triple Wood).  With water there are some chocolate notes in the nose and the oak and spice in the finish are more evident.  It seemed like I got something different every sip and it seemed to evolve and open up with time as well.  However as it was just sample it was gone all too soon and definately left me wanting more.   Great stuff.