Sweet Empire

Sweet Empire was a Dutch punk rock band that…Oh wait, I’m not reviewing music here. Well, Sweet Empire is a rum released by the Dutch punk rock band of the same name. They released 2 batches. Batch 1 was releases in 2023 as a celebration of their 15th anniversary. Batch 2 was released a couple… Continue reading Sweet Empire

A1710 Tricentenaire

The Tricentenaire is an assemblage of different rums that were purchased by the distillery, but not necessarily distilled by them. 11 different rums aged between 6 and 20 years old were married in large French oak barrels, to be bottled at 43.9% ABV. Age: 6-20 years ABV: 43.9% ABV RumX: RX538 Nose: Peaches, and lots… Continue reading A1710 Tricentenaire

Famille Ricci 7th Symphony

Famille Ricci is one of the newer bottlers, having started in 2019. While they do occasionally bottle single casks, their main focus is on blends and experimentation with various cask-types that are not seen all to often, creating interesting concoctions. At the recent Spirits in the Sky festival, I was finally able to try out… Continue reading Famille Ricci 7th Symphony

Watt Whisky tasting

Yesterday I had the pleasure of getting to know Watt Whisky during an online tasting. If you’re thinking “wait, Watt?”, Watt Whisky is a label of the Campbeltown Whisky Company owned by Mark and Kate Watt. Mark has had an illustrious career in the whisky industry, previously having worked for both Duncan Taylor and Cadenhead,… Continue reading Watt Whisky tasting

Johnnie Walker Ghost & Rare – Pittyvaich

Even though Johnnie Walker is the most sold Scotch blended whisky on the planet, it’s often overlooked or even looked down upon by aficionados and enthusiast customers. While admittedly it’s entry Red Label expression is more aimed at blends, a lot of their higher priced offerings are passed by as well. Black Label is still too simple, Blue Label… Continue reading Johnnie Walker Ghost & Rare – Pittyvaich