September 2020 –

Nomad Outland whisky

Nomad outland whisky is born in Scotland and aged in Jerez, Spain. Its resting in a more humid and warmer climate to get a special twist on a traditional scottish whisky.
The whisky itself is first aged 3 years in scotland in sherry casks then transferred to
Jerez where it will finish for at least 12 months in old Pedro Ximenez casks. The whisky is resting in The san Fernando Cellar of González Byass.

The blend is a unique selection of over 30 different malt and grain whiskies from Speyside, The Highlands each 5-8 years old. The bottle has a unique design too somewhat flat and wide standing out among the standard ones.
Its bottled at 41.3% abv and I’m really looking forward to taste and review this one.

Stauning Kaos Batch 1-2020

Stauning is a Danish whisky distillery located in Skjern right next to the Ringkøbing Fjord, the west coas of Denmark.
They recently rebranded their bottle design and site to better get give you what Stauning is about.
The new bottle design is about the the distillery and the nine friends that started the distillery in 2005.

The nine friends come from different backgrounds (a doctor, a teacher, a chef, a butcher, a pilot and four engineers)
but quickly gained a common curiosity for whisky.
The barley and rye are grown within a few kilometers of the distillery.
Knowing the farmers gives a more profound understanding of the ingredients.
The local community likes contributing to the project. They work together. Growing the crops is craftsmanship as well.
They also do their own floor malting and use the local peat and heather to dry their malted grain.

Stauning KAOS
The name is based in Danish history, when Thorvald Stauning used the phrase “Stauning or Chaos” to win re-election as Prime Minister in 1935.
By vatting their best Rye and smoked single malt whiskies together in a curious triple malt marriage, they give us both Stauning and KAOS.
This is barch 1-2020 and is bottled at 46& abv.

Gentle Gin Tea Dry Blue

Gentle gin is produced from finely brewed, small batch hand crafted alcohol, from local German grain.
It is then double distilled in a traditional hand hammered copper still by master distiller
and horticultural expert Marcus O’Shea. Between distillations, their spirit is triple filtered
using Gentle Gin’s special gravity filter, producing an unbelievably smooth base spirit that blends perfectly
with our high quality botanical ingredients, directly sourced from carefully selected farmers of theirtrust.

The Gentle gin blue is their experimental expression of the standard tea dry gin.
In the classic dry tea gin they wanted to marry two of their biggest interest, fine spirit with their love to tea!
Bottled at 47% abv and containing botanicals such as borage flowers, handpicked Earl Grey
and Pai Mu Dan teas along with the standard botanicals for a gin such as Juniperm, Angelica root, orange, coriander.

The blue dry tea Contains Butterfly tea from Indonesia witch has a natural blue coloring to the spirit.
An interesting one that I’m looking forward tasting soon!

Scallywag Small batch release, Speyside blended Malt


Inspired by a long line of Douglas Laing family Fox Terriers, Scallywag Malt Scotch Whisky is a marriage of
aged Speyside Single Malts matured predominantly in Spanish Sherry casks. The resulting Whisky reveals an explosion of rich,
dark fruits, chocolate and spice interwoven with late vanilla.
Award-winning Scallywag is bottled and released in genuinely small, precious batches. Bottled at 46% abv.
This blend includes whisky from Mortlach, Macallan and Glenrothes, it’s aged in both spanish sherry butts and bourbon casks.

Notes from the Distillery:

Richly spiced with sweet vanilla

Sweet stewed fruit and dark chocolate with spices

Zesty orange, sweet tobacco, cocoa and fruitcake

My review score of this is: 88/100
Nose: 22
Palat: 23
BBF: 23
Finish: 20