Twenty Third St Distillery Hybrid Whisk(e)y

Type: Hybrid whisk(e)y (a blend of Scotch whisky and bourbon whiskey) 

Origin: The Scotch whisky is from Scotland and the bourbon whiskey is from the United States. The whisk(e)y is bottled in Australia 

ABV: 42.3% 

Malt Mileage rating: stars 4

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Q&A with Westland Distillery (Seattle, USA)


Westland Distillery in Seattle produce single malt whiskey with a “grain-forward house style”. The distillery has three whiskies in its core range: American Oak, Peated Malt and Sherry Wood. 

In this Q&A Matt Hofmann, the Master Distiller at Westland Distillery, answers my questions about Westland’s “grain forward” American whiskey. Matt kindly provided these answers in August 2016.  Continue reading

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Q&A with Cameron MacKenzie, Founder/Distiller at Four Pillars Gin (Yarra Valley, Australia)


The wineries in Victoria’s Yarra Yalley are known for making some of Australia’s best wine, but nestled somewhere near its picturesque vineyards is the Four Pillars gin distillery. Four Pillars was founded in 2013 by Stu, Matt and Cam, who the distillery describes as “three bald pillars”. While it was only established in 2013, Four Pillars gin has already captured the hearts and taste buds of many in Melbourne.  

Four Pillars main product is its Rare Dry Gin. It also makes a Spiced Negroni Gin, a Barrel Aged Gin and an overproof Navy Strength Gin. But wait, there’s more. Some other releases by Four Pillars include its Modern Australian Gin, Bloody Shiraz Gin, Australian Christmas Gin and Cousin Vera’s Gin.

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Bushmills 21 year old

Savouring Bushmills 21 year old. What a treat!! ☘ #whiskey #irishwhiskey #bushmills #singlemalt #picoftheday

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Type: Single malt whiskey

Origin: Ireland 

ABV: 40% 

Malt Mileage rating: stars 4.5

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Glenfarclas 25 year old

Type: Single malt whisky

Origin: Speyside, Scotland 

ABV: 43% 

Malt Mileage rating: stars 4

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Reisetbauer Blue Gin

Blue Gin by the Reisetbauer distillery in Austria #gin #bluegin #austria #Reisetbauer #blue #picoftheday

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Type: Gin

Origin: Austria  

ABV: 43% 

Malt Mileage rating: Stars 3.5

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Paul John Oloroso

Type: Single malt whisky

Origin: India 

ABV: 57.4% 

Malt Mileage rating: stars 4

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