Category: Whiskey Reviews

  • Glenmorangie Signet

    Glenmorangie Signet: A Deep Dive into the Luxurious Single Malt

    Glenmorangie Signet is a testament to the distillery’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of single malt scotch. Crafted by the renowned Glenmorangie Distillery, which has been producing exceptional whiskies in the Highlands of Scotland since 1843, Signet represents a departure from the distillery’s signature style and a venture into uncharted territory.…

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  • Maker’s Mark Whisky Review: A Detailed Analysis

    Maker’s Mark is a household name in the bourbon world, known for its distinctive red wax-dipped bottles and smooth, approachable flavour profile. As a wheated bourbon, Maker’s Mark substitutes wheat for the traditional rye grain in its mash bill, resulting in a sweeter, gentler whisky that has captivated enthusiasts for generations. The History of Maker’s…

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  • Nikka From The Barre

    Nikka From The Barrel: A Whisky Worth the Hype? Our Expert Rating

    As the author of the acclaimed whisky blog, “The Best Whiskey Guide,” I’ve had the privilege of sampling and reviewing countless whiskies from around the world over the past decade. When I finally got my hands on a bottle of Nikka From The Barrel, a blended Japanese whisky from Nikka Whisky Distilling Co.Ltd, I couldn’t…

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  • Suntory Toki 100th Anniversary Limited Edition

    Suntory Toki 100th Anniversary Limited Edition: A Collector’s Dream Dram

    As a passionate whisky enthusiast and founder of Best Whiskey Guide, I’ve had the privilege of tasting and collecting some of the most sought-after Japanese whiskies. When I first heard about the Suntory Toki 100th Anniversary Limited Edition, I knew it would be a special release that captures the essence of Suntory’s century-long commitment to…

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  • Whiskey and Rye

    Whiskey and Rye: The SHOCKING Difference You Need to Know!

    Whiskey, crafted from grain, patience, and tradition, has captivated drinkers for centuries with its rich flavours and storied history. At the heart of this beloved spirit are two grains that stand out for their distinctive characteristics: whiskey and rye. While often mentioned in the same breath, these spirited grains have unique identities that deserve exploration. Join me, Pasito…

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  • The Best Affordable Japanese Whisky

    Toki vs Tenjaku: The Best Affordable Japanese Whisky Under £50 [Review]

    Discover the world of Japanese whisky without breaking the bank with two excellent options: Suntory Toki and Tenjaku. Both offer smooth, complex flavour profiles at an affordable price under £50, making them perfect for sipping neat or crafting delightful cocktails. In this review, we’ll explore the unique characteristics of each whisky, compare tasting notes, and…

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  • Aberfeldy 12 Year Old

    Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Review: Honeyed Highland Worth the Hype?

    As a whiskey enthusiast with over a decade of experience tasting single malts from around the world, I’ve developed a deep appreciation for the diverse flavours and styles found in this beloved spirit. From my visits to renowned distilleries to countless whiskey tastings, I’ve honed my palate to identify the nuances that set each dram apart.…

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  • Four Roses Bourbon

    Four Walls Whiskey: Celeb Blend with Unique Flavour

    Four Walls Whiskey, the brainchild of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” stars Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, and Charlie Day, is a unique blend of Irish and American whiskeys that pays tribute to the gang’s beloved bar. As a whiskey enthusiast, I was intrigued to explore this celebrity-owned spirit and see how it stacks up against…

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  • Miyagikyo

    Miyagikyo Single Malt: A Symphony of Elegance and Fruity Flavors

    Welcome to our cosy corner of the whisky world, where today we’re diving into the heart of Japan’s whisky craftsmanship with a detailed review of the Miyagikyo Single Malt. Imagine sitting by a warm fire, glass in hand, as we explore the nuances of this elegant and fruity expression from Nikka’s renowned distillery. Whether you’re…

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  • Best Whiskeys Under 100

    Unveiling the Gems: Best Whiskeys Under 100 for Every Palate

    Discover a curated selection of remarkable whiskey brands under £100, each offering a unique flavour profile and craftsmanship. From robust bourbons to peated Scotches and triple-distilled Irish whiskeys, explore a world of diverse tastes. Prices are accurate as of March 2024. Understanding Whiskey Basics Before diving into the featured whiskey brands, let’s explore the whiskey…

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  • Hibiki 17 Year Review

    Hibiki 17 Year Review: A Refined Japanese Whisky Journey

    Hibiki 17 Year is the flagship blended whisky from the House of Suntory‘s impressive Japanese whisky range. With 17 years of meticulous ageing in plum, Japanese oak (Mizunara), and American oak casks, this is a complex yet harmonious whisky that exemplifies the art of blending. As an experienced whisky enthusiast who enjoys both single malts…

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  • Best Japanese Whiskey

    Best Japanese Whiskies 2024: Find Your Perfect Bottle (Budget to Luxury)

    Japanese whisky has swiftly ascended the ranks of global spirit acclaim, captivating connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike with its unique symphony of flavours. From the serene climate to the revered Mizunara oak, the essence of Japan is distilled into each meticulously crafted bottle. This ultimate guide to Japanese whisky promises a journey through the best Japanese whiskies, catering…

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  • Aberlour 12

    Aberlour 12: Where Sherry and Spice Make Magic in Your Glass

    Aberlour 12 is an easy-drinking Speyside single malt Scotch whisky that offers a refined and balanced flavour profile. As someone relatively new to exploring Scotch, I was impressed by the complexity and nuance packed into this affordably-priced bottle. It delivers sweet fruity notes complemented by spicy warmth and subtle smoke. For me, Aberlour 12 hits…

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  • Yoichi Single Malt

    Yoichi Single Malt: The Ultimate Expression of Japanese Whisky Luxury

    Yoichi Single Malt whisky is a testament to the legacy of Nikka’s founder, Masataka Taketsuru, blending Scottish whisky-making traditions with Japanese finesse. This article delves into its rich peat character, distinct flavours, and traditional techniques at Yoichi distillery. It offers a comprehensive review, suggesting food pairings, cocktails, and comparisons with other whiskies, highlighting Yoichi’s unique…

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  • Nikka Days

    Nikka Days: A Comprehensive Review

    Nikka Days whisky offers an accessible gateway to Japanese whisky. Crafted by expert blenders at Nikka distilleries, this smooth, gentle spirit makes an enjoyable introductory dram. With light peatiness balanced by fruity sweetness, Nikka Days present approachable flavors suited to casual sipping. Though less complex than many malts, it provides a very pleasant drinking experience.…

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  • Dewars 21 Year Old Mizunara Oak Cask Finish: The Ultimate Encounter of Heritage and Innovation

    Dewars 21 Year Old Mizunara Oak Cask Finish is a harmonious blend of Scottish whisky heritage and Japanese craftsmanship. This review delves into the whisky’s luxurious profile, from its four-stage ageing process to the final maturation in coveted Mizunara oak, offering insights into its rich flavours, storied heritage, and global appeal. An Overview of Dewars…

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  • Hatozaki Pure Malt Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to Refined Tasting

    Hatozaki Pure Malt Whisky, a distinguished expression from Kaikyo Distillery, is celebrated for its unique blend of 100% malt whiskies and innovative ageing in bourbon, sherry, and Mizunara oak casks. This review delves into its complex flavour profile, production nuances, and versatility in cocktails, highlighting the distillery’s blend of tradition with modernity. An Overview of…

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  • Hakushu 25 Year Old: Experience the Quintessence of Whisky Artistry

    The Hakushu 25 Year Old Japanese Whisky is an exemplary showcase of the distillery’s artistry and heritage, offering a unique tasting experience. Distilled in the pristine Southern Alps, this single malt whisky matures for 25 years in a blend of American white oak and Japanese mizunara oak casks, imparting a rich array of flavours from…

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  • Hakushu 18 Year Old: Savour the Exquisite Symphony of Flavours

    Hakushu 18 Year Old is an exquisite single malt Japanese whisky, aged for 18 years and known for its vibrant fruit aromas, subtle peat smoke, and satiny texture. Crafted at the legendary Hakushu distillery in the Southern Japanese Alps, it offers a unique taste experience with a blend of green apple, pear, and fresh pine…

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  • Hakushu 12 Year Old

    Hakushu 12 Year Old: The Quintessence of Japanese Whisky Craftsmanship

    Hakushu 12 Year Old is a complex, refined Japanese single malt whisky from the acclaimed House of Suntory. This whisky is crafted at Japan’s Hakushu distillery, nestled high in the Southern Japanese Alps amidst deep forests and pristine mountain waters. Hakushu 12 represents the unique Hakushu single malt style, balancing delicate fruit and floral notes…

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