Waiheke Whisky

Neill jumps at a rare chance to sample some whisky from New Zealand's Waiheke Island Distillery. There's three single malts to get through as well as a sample of peated new make spirit.

Starward Unexpeated

Neill checks out Starward's Unexpeated Australian Single Malt Whisky. Matured in wine casks and finished in an ex-Islay cask it's bottled at 48% and retails at £80.

Milk & Honey Elements Sherry Single Malt

Milk and Honey is Israel's first single malt whisky. The Elements sherry bottling was matured in a combination of PX, oloroso, ex-bourbon and STR casks.

The Lakes’ Whiskymaker’s Reserve No 5

Whiskymaker's Reserve is the latest released from Cumbria's Lakes Distillery. It is matured in PX, Oloroso and Red Wine casks and bottled at 52% abv. Whisky Reviews by Neill Murphy.

Mackmyra Limousin

Limousin is the final release in Mackmyra Distillery's Seasons range of Swedish single malt whisky. A portion of the spirit used in the recipe was matured in French oak casks that previously held cognac by Maison Ferrand.

The Lakes Whiskymaker’s Editions: Mosaic

Mosaic is the latest release in The Lakes' Whiskymaker's Editions series. Inspired by the ancient Silk Road that connected Europe and Asia, the single malt will retail for around £80

Whisky Thinking: Combatting Confirmation Bias

This is something of an opinion piece that covers the meeting point of two of my interests - sceptical thinking and whisky. I hope it gives you something to think about.

Henstone Single Malt Whisky

Henstone is a new distillery in Shropshire, England. I received a sample of their single malt whisky as part of my subscription to Whisky Pioneer.

Watt Whisky Single Casks Spring ’22

Watt Whisky is the independent bottling arm of the Campbeltown Whisky Company. In this article, Neill reviews four of their latest releases. There's a single grain, two single malt Scotch whiskies and a malt from Israeli distillery, Milk & Honey.

James Cree’s Cattle Ranch Whiskey

Neill tastes a budget-friendly bourbon from Tennessee and uncovers an interesting story with links to some of the most infamous names in the history of the Old West.

Three Ships 12-Year-Old Single Malt

Neill samples the 12-year-old Three Ships single malt from the James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington South Africa.

Mackmyra Vinterglöd

Neill reviews the Mackmyra seasonal release from winter 2018. Vinterglod was finished in casks seasoned with Swedish glogg - in other words, mulled wine, making it the perfect festive dram!

Drinks By The Dram “Whisky Explorer” Advent Calendar 2021

Neill pops open his advent calendar early and samples four intriguing whisky from Scotland, Ireland, Taiwan and the rest of the world. Drinks by the Dram Whisky Explorer Advent Calendar.

Mars Japanese Whisky

The Whisky Pioneer delivers interesting samples to your door on a monthly basis. As an added bonus, they come in recycled plastic bottles. The latest delivery featured a pair of samples from Mars Japanese Whisky.

Mackmyra Stjärnrök

For 15 years now Mackmyra has been releasing single malts that pay homage to the four seasons of its Scandinavian homeland. The latest release is Stjärnrök and it's one of the best in the series so far.

The Lakes Whiskymaker’s Editions “Bal Masque”

Bal Masque is the latest in The Lakes Distillery's Whiskymaker's Editions series. The range showcases interesting diversions from their sherry-led house style. Bal Masque is aged in French oak casks.