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Mackmyra Midnattssol (Birch Sap Finish) Swedish whisky

Mackmyra Midnattssol is a limited edition release by Sweden’s Mackmyra distillery. It is aged in ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks, and casks made from both American and Swedish oak.  It is then finished in casks that previously held birch sap wine.  … Continue reading

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The St Agnes XO brandy trio – 15, 20 and 40 year olds

Since a single cask expression of Sullivan’s Cove French Oak won the world’s best single malt in the 2014 World Whiskies Awards, Australian whisky has taken the world by storm and demand for many Australian malts now outstrips supply. This … Continue reading

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Glenmorangie Companta

Rating: ★★★★ Type: Single malt whisky Origin: Highlands, Scotland ABV: 46% Overall reaction:  😀 Glenmorangie Companta is said to be inspired by the travels of Dr Bill Lumden, Master Distiller of Glenmorangie and Ardbeg, through the vineyards of France and the friends he … Continue reading

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Reisetbauer 7 year old

Rating: ★★★★ Origin: Austria Type: Whisky ABV: 43% Price: $US85 (USA) Reisetbauer is a distillery in Austria that produces brandy and whisky.  In 1995 Reisetbauer started distilling malt whisky that was designed to be (and is) distinctly Austrian. The barley used to make the … Continue reading

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Mackmyra Misdattssol

Score: 93/100 ABV: 46.1% Origin: Sweden Mackmyra Midnattssol is a limited edition Swedish whisky that has been crafted, its makers say, for bright summer nights. It is matured in sherry casks, bourbon casks and casks made from Swedish and American oak, but the … Continue reading

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Veuve Moisans Brut

Score: 93/100 (average, three tasters) ABV: 11% Origin: France Try it with: Spicy Chinese seafood (prawns, oysters or scallops with XO sauce/schezwan sauce), picante salami Veuve Moisans is a sparkling wine from France. Wine with bubbles is often called “champagne”, but while all … Continue reading

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