Archive For April 28, 2015

Old Buck Finnish Whisky – Private Bottling for the Finnish Fellowship

By |

Old Buck Finnish Whisky – Private Bottling for the Finnish Fellowship

Viskin Ystävien Seura is Finnish for Friends of Whisky Society, in English referred to as Fellowship of Whisky, but mainly just VYS. Now this is a club that knows how to put on events. They have this series of utterly CRAZY tastings, like the one my friend and Society member Henrik reported on last week,…

Read more »

Another Single Malt from Finland – Teerenpeli Sherry Matured Kaski

By |

Another Single Malt from Finland – Teerenpeli Sherry Matured Kaski

As we saw in the post on the 8 year old, Teerenpeli did very well with the 60-40 combination of bourbon and sherry sherry casks. The expression was all you’d expect from a Finnish whisky, with a character all to its own, conjuring up forests, rain and wet earth. You’d obviously expect that the Distiller’s…

Read more »

Following the Helsinki 1930s Tasting – A Finnish Single Malt from Teerenpeli

By |

Following the Helsinki 1930s Tasting – A Finnish Single Malt from Teerenpeli

When my friend Henrik told me last Saturday about the crazy 1930s tasting his Finnish Whisky Club (VYS) is having, I asked him to write about it. He wrote a beautiful article and published it here, but before all that, he sent me samples of three Finnish whiskys. Two from the Teerenpeli distillery and an…

Read more »

Back to the 1930s – Finnish Fellowship of Whisky Tasting – Guest Post by Henrik Malmberg

By |

Back to the 1930s – Finnish Fellowship of Whisky Tasting – Guest Post by Henrik Malmberg

To start with I can tell you that the tasting was held in Finnish capital of Helsinki by our whisky club, The Fellowship of Whisky (VYS, Viskin Ystävien Seura), and this was the 14th tasting in a series called “The Rare and Old”. We did a similar tasting about two years ago, with the title “War…

Read more »

Tomatin’s Second Cù Bòcan Cask Maturation Series – Virgin Oak

By |

Tomatin’s Second Cù Bòcan Cask Maturation Series – Virgin Oak

Last year, Tomatin began the release of of a “Wood Influence” showcase series for the Cù Bòcan peated whisky, whose standard edition includes whisky matured in sherry, virgin oak and ex bourbon casks. I reviewed the sherry cask release here, and now head into virgin oak territory. It’s refreshing to see what Tomatin is doing with…

Read more »