Category: Undisclosed/Blends

Sirius 31 (43.1%, North Star Spirits 2020)

North Star Spirits are quickly becoming one of my favourite independent bottlers. From naming blends after stars to identifying undisclosed distilleries via co-ordinates on the labels, they certainly do things their own way. This release follows hot on the heels of the Vega series - a set of sherried Speyside blended malts that ranged from … Continue reading Sirius 31 (43.1%, North Star Spirits 2020)

Nikka From the Barrel (51.4%, OB 2019)

Now that Japanese whisky is 'the best whisky in the world', all of a sudden even entry-level malts like the Yamazaki 12 are considered premium expressions. Good quality blends are equally hard to find at decent prices, but Nikka from the Barrel is a welcome exception to this rule. I always found the name a … Continue reading Nikka From the Barrel (51.4%, OB 2019)

Glen Marnoch 29 (40%, Aldi Christmas Release 2017)

This was the second of the now-traditional Christmas releases from Aldi, which have all featured impressively aged Scotch single malts (as well as Irish whiskeys) at even more impressive prices. The first release in 2016 was a heavily sherried whisky almost certainly from Mortlach, as was indicated by the tell-tale bottling strength of 43.4% ABV. … Continue reading Glen Marnoch 29 (40%, Aldi Christmas Release 2017)

Grace Ile 25 (48%, The Character of Islay Whisky Company 2020)

At the time of writing, I haven't actually seen a single review of this mystery single malt, not even a rating on whiskybase. Never let it be said I'm not on the cutting edge of whisky blogging. This is bottled by The Character of Islay Whisky Company, along with a similarly undisclosed 10 year-old that … Continue reading Grace Ile 25 (48%, The Character of Islay Whisky Company 2020)