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Whisky regions and countries

Whiskies by country and region.

Browse our whisky database by region and country. Whiskies are produced throughout the world and each region brings it own distinctive tastes, styles and production techniques.

 

Issue 124 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 124

David Beckham Interview, Battle of the Blends, Ardbeg Distillery, Japan focus

 

Australia

Australia

Limburgers Two Years Old, 2006. An aromatised whisky ? Odd,rather well constructed but leave a sickening feel. Like a cough syrup.

Tasmania

Lark Distillery Distillers Selection. Decent spirit the oak has added a hard edge. Lacks interaction between oak and spirit.

Canada

Canada

Collingwood. Like a sticky candy you have kept in your pocket for ages. Easy to forget.

England

England

English Whisky Co Chapter 11 Heavily Peated 3 Years Old. So difficult to score an infant ! All I can say is that there is a potential.

India

India

Amrut Two Continents Second Edition. Amrut are doing some really interesting work right now.

Italy

Italy

PUNI ALBA Acquavite di Cereali. Great nose but a little unforgiving for my palate.

Japan

Japan

Nikka Single Coffey Malt. Layers of seductive soft fruitiness. A malt made in a Coffey still? Why the hell not!

Republic of Ireland

Indonesia

Midleton Single Cask 1996. Delicate and charming.

Ireland

Cask Collection Cooley 1992 15 Years Old. A rich nose and a somewhat restrained palate with an assertive oak print,which the high strength amp

Island (non Islay)

Master of Malt Highland Park 13 Years Old. Refreshing and well balanced. The nose promises more than it delivers on the palate. I have never co

Scotland

Campbeltown

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 9 Years Old, Millennium Malt. Frighteningly good. Godzilla is alive and well and living in Campbeltown.

Grain

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Invergordon. Some pleasant touches, but not a great deal to hold it altogether in the end.

Highland

Aberfeldy 12 Years Old. Refreshing and light-hearted. Almost too playful to take seriously.

Island (non Islay)

Highland Park 1977 Bicentenary Vintage Reserve. A great malt: luxurious, profound, full of the flavours of Scotland

Islands

Jura Turas Mara. ? A well knitted fruity whisky. The perfect companion of a scrumptious Tarte Tatin. Water enhanced s

Islay

Ardbeg 1975. Ardbeg is one of my great favourites, and this is one of the best versions I have tasted recently.

Kentucky

Pearse Lyons Reserve. Nothing out of the ordinary and certainly not intent on pulling the palate in any particular directi

Lowland

Auchentoshan 1966, 31 Years Old. A fine whisky, but does something as fresh and soft benefit from quite so much ageing?

Mainland

Cadenhead's Longrow 1996, 10 Years Old.

Scotland

Grant's 25 Years Old. A delicate and enticing whisky which would have benefited from a higher strength. When you want to t

Speyside

Aberlour 1976. A little more roundness would have been appreciated.

Sweden

Sweden

Mackmyra Special:01 Eminent Sherry. A lovely dram. Delicate on the nose, quite brisk on the palate. But with a good substance. Invigorat

Taiwan

Taiwan

Kavalan 5 Years Old, Solist Fino. Bitter all the way. No balance. One dimensional. To try only if you are a ‘woodfreak'. Surprisingl

U.S.A.

Arizona

High Spirits Mesquite Smoked Arizona. Has the true spirit character slightly masked here?

Arkansas

Rock Town Arkansas. Difficult to class this sample in the whisky category. Some odd maturation and/or finish? Too bitter

California

Old Potrero . Despite the 'Old', a new rye. The idea was to get closer to what the first American ryes might have

Canada

Forty Creek John's Private Cask. Interesting contrast between nose and palate.

Colorado

Breckenridge 4 Years Old, Bourbon 2007. This doesn't really need more than four years.

Highland

Glenmorangie Ealanta 19 Years Old. Less complexity on the palate, but the nose can pop round for a visit anytime it likes.

Illinois

Lion's Pride Single Barrel Bourbon. A pleasant dram, light and cheerful. A summertime cordial.

Kansas

Dark Horse Reserve Bourbon. I could see this in a cocktail to counter the sharpness with some sweetness.

Kentucky

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Perhaps encouraged by the dark orange colour, the descriptors sound sweet, but the overall effect is

Michigan

Grand Traverse Distillery Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Curious – it was more like a liqueur than a whisky.

New York

Hudson Maple Cask Rye. The nose is floral to start with then shifting to that fish oil note which disappears at times. The

Oregon

McCarthy's Single Malt. In a young whisky, I would have expected more freshness of flavour, but the elements are there, and

Tennessee

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel. An interesting interplay of Jack Daniel's house character and a more luxurious oakiness.

Texas

Balcones Brimstone Corn Whiskey. For some reason I keep thinking of Gram Parson's immolation at Joshua Tree.

USA

Copper Fox Rye. An uneasy mix between spirit and wood.

Utah

High West Whiskey Double Rye. Bold and well made. For me maybe just needs a bit more sweetness but worth a look.

Virginia

Abraham Bowman Last Millennium Selection. ?Direct, if a little one-dimensional.

Wahington

Dry Fly Port Finish Wheat. Hard to pin an age on this, as it has some lovely fresh youthfulness, but an elegant maturity too.

Washington

Dry Fly Triticale. A big, rich classic Bourbon note to this one. Well played.

Wisconsin

Great Lakes Distillery Pumpkin Seasonal Spirit. ?Not unpleasant, but just too far removed from the (already vastly cavernous) flavour profile whisky

Wales

Wales

Penderyn Single Bourbon Cask. Just lacks a little weight but a good aperitif.

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