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Ardbeg Kelpie

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Ardbeg Kelpie, NAS, 46 % The annual Ardbeg Day release is upon us. This time around we are treated to the Ardbeg Kelpie. Now, what manner of beast is this, you maj ask? Surely there is something new, unusual, exciting, or plain old gimmicky about this release. Well, you are right. The good people of Ardbeg Distillery […]...

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Nordic Whisky #154 – Mackmyra Vinterrök (Seasons)

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Mackmyra Vinterrök, NAS, 46,1 % The Nordic Whisky of the day is a release in the Seasons Series from Swedish distillery Mackmyra. The Mackmyra Vinterrök (“winter smoke”) was launched on 2015-11-20. This whisky was marketed with the subtitle “A smoky soul for beer lovers”. Here is the official word on the Mackmyra Vinterrök: Mackmyra Vinterrök […]...

Läs mer http://www.whiskysaga.com/mackmyra-vinterrok/

Nordic Whisky #153 – Mackmyra Moment Fenix (18)

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Mackmyra Moment Fenix, NAS, 45,5 % So, I have reached the 18th release in the Moment Series from Swedish distillery Mackmyra. The Mackmyra Moment Fenix was released 2016-02-19, in a limited run of 990 bottles. Mackmyra says: “The whisky is mainly matured on fruity and flowery casks that previously stored birch sap wine, but also […]...

Läs mer http://www.whiskysaga.com/mackmyra-moment-fenix-18/

Nordic spirits served on SAS flight

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Great to see that the airline SAS is now serving two Nordic spirits on international flights.  There’s whisky from Swedish distillery Mackmyra and gin from Det Norske Brenneri from Grimstad, Norway.  Det Norske Brenneri of course also produces whisky, as you know, but they have come further commercially with their gin and aquavit.  The gin […]...

Läs mer http://www.whiskysaga.com/nordic-spirits-served-on-sas-flight/

Blackadder Chimera

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Blackadder Chimera, NAS, 46 % The Blackadder Chimera is a new blended malt from independent bottler Blackadder. The product was launched april 20, 2017. It was bottled in oktober 2016, with a total outturn of 550 bottles (cask ref. CH 1-2016). You can buy the Blackadder Chimera in Sweden at SEK 976 (8239701), and in online stores […]...

Läs mer http://www.whiskysaga.com/blackadder-chimera/

Nordic Whisky #152 – Isle of Lime Svaide Shareholders Edition II

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Isle of Lime Svaide Shareholders Edition II, 3 YO, 47 % I have now tried the second shareholders release from Isle of Lime, Gotland Whisky. The Isle of Lime Svaide Shareholders Edition II has been matured in five 200 litre ex-bourbon casks. Two of these are 2nd fill casks and have also previously held Laphroaig […]...

Läs mer http://www.whiskysaga.com/isle-of-lime-svaide-shareholders-edition-ii/

Karuizawa 1965 Monyou Edition Sherry LMDW

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Karuizawa 1965 Monyou Edition Sherry LMDW, 50 YO, 62,3 % Here is the second whisky in this unique pair from French whisky importer, retailer, independent bottler and spirits specialist La Maison du Whisky (LMDW). They released two 50 year old Karuizawas last year. One bourbon matured (review here) and this sherry matured one. The Karuizawa 1965 Monyou Edition […]...

Läs mer http://www.whiskysaga.com/karuizawa-1965-monyou-edition-sherry-lmdw/

Karuizawa 1965 Monyou Edition Bourbon LMDW

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Karuizawa 1965 Monyou Edition Bourbon LMDW, 50 YO, 62,6 % This unique whisky is part of a pair. French whisky importer, retailer, independent bottler and all-round whisky fun house La Maison du Whisky (LMDW), recently released two 50 year old Karuizawas. One bourbon matured (this one) and one sherry matured. The Karuizawa 1965 Monyou Edition Bourbon LMDW […]...

Läs mer http://www.whiskysaga.com/karuizawa-1965-monyou-edition-bourbon-lmdw/

Nordic Whisky #151 – Mackmyra Moment Malström (16)

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Mackmyra Moment Malström (16), NAS, 46,4 % So, time for the 16th release in Mackmyra’s Moment Series. The Mackmyra Moment Malström (“Maelstrom”) was released on 2014-06-02, in a limited run of 1600 bottles. You will find more info about this release on the official website here. Here is what Mackmyra say about this particular release: […]...

Läs mer http://www.whiskysaga.com/mackmyra-moment-malstrom-16/

Nordic Whisky #147 – Mackmyra Moment Vinterträdgård (14)

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Mackmyra Moment Vinterträdgård, NAS, 48,4 % This Swedish whisky from Mackmyra was released back in late 2014. The Mackmyra Moment Vinterträdgård (“conservatory”) is an odd experiment on paper, and here is the official description: “Our fourteenth release in the Moment series is a spicy, flavorful, Swedish Maltwhisky with intense fruity cask notes in a […]...

Läs mer http://www.whiskysaga.com/mackmyra-moment-vintertradgard-14/

Nordic Whisky #146 – Mackmyra Vinterdröm

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Mackmyra Vinterdröm, NAS, 46,1 % The Swedish whisky under review today is the Mackmyra Vinterdröm (“winter dream”). This whisky, in the Season Series, was released 2016-12-02. Four different types of casks were used in maturation; ex-cognac, ex-bourbon, fresh American oak, and fresh Swedish oak. The rum casks were used for finishing. Here is what Mackmyra […]...

Läs mer http://www.whiskysaga.com/mackmyra-vinterdrom/

Jura One for the Road

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Jura One for the Road, 22 YO, 47 % A fine, old Jura is on the test bench today. The Jura One for the Road was released september 1, 2016. This was a limited relase of 5000 bottles. This whisky has been matured in bourbon casks, then received a 9 year (!) finish in casks that […]...

Läs mer http://www.whiskysaga.com/jura-one-for-the-road/

New whisky releases Norway – maj 2017

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Hurrah for new whisky releases! These lovely drams will be on sale starting Friday maj 5 at 0800. A total of 28 new releases this time around. Exciting new releases from Amrut and Chichibu. Bruichladdich Black Art 4 is finally here.  Many interesting releases from Cadenhead, especially the single cask releases. Akashi Single Malt 5 YO Single Cask […]...

Läs mer http://www.whiskysaga.com/new-whisky-releases-norway-maj-2017/

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