Browse our whisky database by the type of whisky. Different types of whisky often have distinct charactistics and flavours associated with them.
A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies
High West Campfire
Blended - U.S.A. - 46.00% 8 A blend of peated malt and Bourbon? Very odd, but it works surprisingly well.
Yellow Rose Blended Whiskey
Blended - U.S.A. - 40.00% 8 I liked the nose but the palate was a little sweet and simplistic.
Parker's Heritage Collection 8 Years Old Straight Malt Whiskey
Blended Grain - U.S.A. - 54.00% 8 Intriguing and contemplative. In fact it goes rather well with Green and Blacks organic milk chocolate!
Glacier Distilling Company Two Med
Blended Grain - U.S.A. - 43.00% 8 Eaux de Bourbon or CK B #8 Char perhaps?
John E. Fitzgerald Very Special Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 9 Monstrous but elegant and complex. What would it have been like at cask strength?!
Woodford Reserve Master's Collection 1838 Style White Corn
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20% 9 Copious eulogising is definitely deserved, but to be brief… wow!
Balcones Baby Blue
Corn Whisky - U.S.A. - 46.00% 7 A lovely dram, balanced between fruit and oak. Leaves a pleasant fresh taste.
Koval Four Grain
Grain - U.S.A. - 47.10% 7 Indulgent and slightly dangerous - delicious.
Dry Fly Triticale
Grain - U.S.A. - 42.00% 8 A big, rich classic Bourbon note to this one. Well played.
Great Lakes Distillery Pumpkin Seasonal Spirit
Liqueur - U.S.A. - 45.00% 6 ?Not unpleasant, but just too far removed from the (already vastly cavernous) flavour profile whisky has.
Stranahan's “Snowflake” Mt. Silverheels
Non Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.00% 8 The initial nose is off putting but stick with it.
Bowen's Whiskey Small Batch, Handcrafted American Whiskey
Non Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 7 Despite being quaffable, this seems like a work in progress, which needs a little more time in the cask to allow the spirit to balance out a touch more.
Lion's Pride Oat
Oat - U.S.A. - 40.00% 6 Young and gawky, but there's something stirring.
Lion's Pride Dark Oat
Oat - U.S.A. - 40.00% 6 This is weird.
Corsair Buck Yeah!
Pot Still - U.S.A. - 46.00% 8 Definitely left of centre. It has more than a passing resemblance to the Corsair Rasputin. For the record I love it!
WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World 12 Years
Rye - U.S.A. - 43.00% 8 Great balance of spirit and wood.
Michter's Barrel Strength Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 54.00% 9 An example of fine American spirit.
Sazerac 18 Years Old
Single Grain - U.S.A. - 45.00% 9 A superb bourbon. As neat and perfectly dressed and combed as Richard Paterson!
Forty Creek John's Private Cask
Single Grain - U.S.A. - 40.00% 7 Interesting contrast between nose and palate.
Corsair Triple Smoke Single Barrel Distiller Select
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 67.50% 9 It's a love or hate whisky and I love it.
Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 46.00% 9 Like walking into a French pâtisserie in a small rural Gascony village.
Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select
Tennessee - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 ?A classic rye whiskey. Gains balance and sweetness with a dash of water.
Tennessee - U.S.A. - 50.00% 7 What is this? A flavoured whisky? A strange European whisky? Either way, it's perhaps a bit young.
Parker's Heritage Collection Original Batch
Wheat - U.S.A. - 63.70% 8 This has alcohol, complexity and character in abundance.
Dry Fly Straight Washington Wheat Whiskey
Wheat - U.S.A. - 45.00% 9 Fantastically complex with the oak playing second fiddle to the spirit character.
Troy & Sons Platinum Whiskey Nectarine & Honey
Whisky Liqueur - U.S.A. - 35.00% 7 It's always difficult to score flavoured new make highly as by its very nature there is not much in the way of complexity. As they say, it is what it is! – Peachy Dog!