It may surprise the hardened Scotch drinker to discover that some of the mostly highly praised whiskies in the world come from outside of whisky's traditional heartlands of Scotland and Ireland. Amrut and Penderyn must come in for special praise here, Japanese whiskies having their own section on this site. This is the place to shed your certainties and consider something new.
Now, this is a very popular bottle among fans of Canadian whisky - not least of all because of the great value. The Pike Creek 10 Year Old is rye whisky that’s initially matured in white oak, before being finished in rum barrels. Tasty stuff.
Lot 40 Rye has been distilled in a copper pot still. It’s a small-batch release that has proven extremely popular over the years in its native Canada, which as a nation is getting an increasingly good name in world whisky. This spicy dram is bottled at 43% ABV.
An old brand with its origins to the mid 19th century, Wiser’s has become one of the best-selling whiskies in Canada. The 18 year old continues to shoe the exceptional value of aged whiskies from across the Atlantic - and this one makes for a delightful dram.
A brand of Canadian Whisky that dates back to the Hiram Walker distillery that was established in Detroit, USA in 1858 but moved to Ontario, Canada just across the river to avoid the prohibition movement. Made from a high Rye content along with barley and corn and aged for about 6 years in American oak. A smooth and easy sipping Whisky with subtle spice.
Single malt whisky from the Spirit of Hven, named after the swedish-born astronomer Tycho Brahe. Notes of cooked fruits, cinnamon, orange and milk chocolate.
The first whisky to be released by the new Smögen distillery in Sweden. Very Exciting indeed. This 3 year old single malt spent its years ageing in ex-Bordeaux wine casks and new oak from 2010 to 2013. Fanatic of anything involving Bordeaux? Were mad on the stuff here at Nickolls and Perks. This whisky was made with barley peated to 45PPM.
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A heavily-peated single malt Swedish whisky from Smogen, drawn from Bordeaux wine casks hence the name Barrique! A fruitful whisky with notes of hedgerow berries and waves of smoke. 1,685 bottles were produced.
Smogen is one of Sweden's best-kept secrets, and a great example of the best of the new wave of distilleries. This is part of their well-received Sherry Project, and showcases the sherry-wood influence on the brilliant spirit. Robust and full of flavour.
Part of the seasonal range of limited releases from the leading Swedish Whisky distillery, Mackmyra. Made from smoked barley and matured in Scotch strong ale casks.
Another wonderful limited release from Sweden's leading and first Whisky distillery. Aged in new American oak and uses Juniper smoked barley for a distinctive twist on the peat/smoke influence.
The 8th special release from Mackmyra, they have carefully handpicked selected Sauternes casks to store their elegant product. The result is a whisky with a touch of French elegance and sweet grapes, created by genuine craftsmanship in liaison with nature. A fantastic sweet honeyed flavour.
Quite an impressive array of casks have contributed to the flavours within Mackmyra Skördetid (Harvest). It uses a combination of first-fill ex-Masi Costasera Amarone, first-fill ex-bourbon and first-fill fill Oloroso for the majority of the whisky, along with first-fill American oak previously filled with Pedro Ximénes Sherry, as well as first-fill 30-litre Mackmyra Reser…
Swedish single malt whisky aged in first fill American oak and ex-Sherry casks, bottled for the Moment range by Mackmyra - a selection of malts combining casks chosen by master blender, Angela DOrazio.
An interesting single malt from Swedish distillery Mackmyra, in their Moment range, and this edition was created in collaboration with the musician Tomas Ledin. The whisky has been matured in first-fill ex-bourbon and sauternes wine casks, before being bottled at 48% ABV.
Bärnsten is a limited edition bottling from the Moment range by Swedish distillers, Mackmyra. They have cleverly used a combination of Bordeaux wine casks, Swedish oak and cloudberry wine casks, to create this single malt.
Never tried a Swedish whisky before? Now is the perfect chance with this light, extremely pleasant world whisky from Swedish distillers, Mackmyra. The whisky is taken predominantly from first fill bourbon barrels giving it an unforgettable vanilla sweetness, but there is also whisky drawn from sherry and Swedish oak casks in here.
A marriage of Swiss single malts from the Langatun distillery of Old Deer and peated Old Beer whiskies - hence the name Winter Wedding. Just 750 of these limited edition, 5-year-old Swiss single malts were released.
A fascinating entry-level release from the brilliant Box Distillery in Sweden. This is a lightly peated whisky that's been matured in first-fill ex-bourbon casks, making for a rather classic flavour profile, one that highlights the excellent quality of the spirit. Elegant and tasty.
Quercus Robur, if you know your Latin, is European oak, and this bottle marks the first in Box’s new series that investigates how oak influences ageing. This Swedish single malt went into first-fill bourbon barrels for 4.1 years before being finished in new Swedish oak barrels for a further 7 months.
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Box Distillery’s second international release was Early Days batch 002. It’s a vatting of two-thirds peated and unpeated whisky matured in 130-litre ex-bourbon casks. It’s made from 100% Pilsner malt, which once dominated the beer and whisky industries in the old days. The peated malt used Scottish peat.
Another well-crafted spirit from the folk at Sweden's Box Distillery. It's the last release of their 2nd Step Collection. the whisky was matured using a combination of first-fill bourbon barrels and, more unusually, Hungarian oak.
Matured in a Fresh bourbon barrel from 2012 to 2017, this single cask Swedish whisky is a cracking release from Smögen. It also comes presented at natural cask strength!
Smögen is the excellent Swedish craft distillery (craft in the true sense of the word) run by distiller Pär Caldenby, and it puts out some fabulously big and tasty whiskies. This one is another corker - named 6/6 after the National Day of Sweden. Aged in first fill barriques, bottled at 59.1% ABV and heavily peated with just 840 bottles released.
The latest limited release from the Cotswolds distillery, and also their first peated offering. Matured in ex-Laphroaig quarter casks as opposed to being made from peated malt, batch 1 is limited to just 2,950 bottles which have been...