Category: Whiskey Types

  • The Ultimate Guide to Non-Peaty Whisky

    As a dedicated whiskey enthusiast and founder of Best Whiskey Guide, I have spent years exploring the diverse world of Scotch whisky. My fascination with this spirit has led me to taste countless expressions from distilleries across Scotland, and I’m passionate about sharing my knowledge and experiences with fellow whiskey lovers. In this comprehensive guide, I’ll…

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  • 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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  • Kentucky Whiskey

    The Ultimate Guide to Kentucky Whiskey

    As a whiskey lover, I’m always excited to dive into the rich world of Kentucky whiskey. This iconic American spirit has captivated connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike with its bold flavours, smooth finish, and fascinating history. Join me on a journey through the heart of bourbon country as we explore what makes Kentucky whiskey truly…

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  • Bourbon Brands

    Top Bourbon Brands: Gift and Budget Guide

    By Pasito Tola, Whiskey Enthusiast and Founder of Best Whiskey Guide Whether you’re a bourbon beginner seeking a smooth, approachable pour or a seasoned whiskey aficionado craving bold, complex flavours, this ultimate guide has you covered. As a dedicated whiskey lover and the founder of Best Whiskey Guide, I’ve explored the world of bourbon to…

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  • History of Nikka Whisky

    The Fascinating History of Nikka Whisky: From Scotland to Japan

    Nikka Whisky, a name synonymous with Japanese whisky excellence, has a rich and captivating history that spans continents and generations. As a whisky enthusiast, I’ve always been intrigued by the stories behind the brands I love, and Nikka’s tale is one of passion, perseverance, and the pursuit of perfection. Join me on a journey through…

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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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  • 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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  • What Is Single Malt Whiskey?

    What Is Single Malt Whiskey? A Global Guide

    What Is Single Malt Whiskey?: Single malt whiskey is a complex and nuanced spirit that offers a wide range of flavours, aromas, and experiences. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll dive deep into the world of single malt, exploring its production process, regional variations, and expert tips for tasting and collecting. Understanding Single Malt Whiskey Definition and…

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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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  • Does Laphroaig Go Off?

    Does Laphroaig Go Off? The Answer May Surprise You 

    Does Laphroaig (pronounced “la-FROYG“) go off? This question intrigues many whisky enthusiasts who cherish the distinctive taste of this renowned Islay Scotch. Laphroaig’s character, deeply rooted in its peaty origin and meticulous ageing process, is often thought to be as timeless as its heritage. In this article, we explore the myths and realities surrounding Laphroaig’s…

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  • What to Mix with Laphroaig

    Perfect Pairings: What to Mix with Laphroaig for Ultimate Smoky Sensations

    What to Mix with Laphroaig: A Beginner’s Guide Are you curious about Laphroaig’s bold, smoky flavours but need help figuring out where to start? This beginner-friendly guide takes you through the art of mixing Laphroaig, from taming its intense smokiness to crafting creative cocktails that highlight its unique Islay character. Discover expert tips, detailed recipes,…

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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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  • Is Japanese Whiskey Made from Rice?

    Is Japanese Whiskey Made from Rice?

    Is Japanese whiskey made from rice? No, the primary grain used in Japanese whiskey production is malted barley, not rice. While rice may play a role in some expressions, either as a fermentable grain or through the use of rice koji mould during fermentation, it is not the defining ingredient in Japanese whiskey. Traditional Japanese…

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  • Is Japanese Whisky Gluten-Free

    Is Japanese Whisky Gluten-Free?: Discover the Surprising Truth

    Is Japanese Whisky Gluten-Free? Yes, most Japanese whiskies are considered gluten-free due to the distillation process, which removes gluten proteins from the final product. While there are a few considerations, such as flavoured whiskies and potential cross-contamination, the vast majority of Japanese whiskies are safe for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. This comprehensive…

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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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  • Japanese Whisky Brands

    Discover the Magic of Japanese Whisky Brands

    Japanese Whisky Brands have garnered global acclaim for their unique flavours and meticulous craftsmanship, tracing back to the early 20th century. This article explores the rich history, major brands like Suntory and Nikka, and the diverse styles of Japanese whisky. From the influence of Scotch whisky to innovative distillation and ageing techniques, we delve into…

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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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  • History of Japanese Whisky

    The Fascinating History of Japanese Whisky: A Journey Through Time and Taste

    Japanese Whisky History: Discover the captivating tale of how Japan’s whisky tradition was born, tracing its journey from Masataka Taketsuru’s bold vision to the global phenomenon it is today. This engaging article delves into the unique craftsmanship, innovation, and mastery that have made Japanese whiskies renowned worldwide for their exceptional quality and distinct flavours. The…

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