WORLD WHISKY REVIEWS

Welcome to the World Whiskey reviews of All Things Whiskey. Here you will find reviews of Australian, Canadian, Indian and Japanese Whiskey.

how whiskies are reviewed


whiskies are sampled in a glencairn; the official glass used by distilleries, tasting venues and festivals, designed to get the most out of the spirit

They are left to ‘breathe’ for a minimum of 10 minutes. This allows time for the compounds in the spirit to react with the air and unveil their aromas and flavour further

The whiskies are then judged based on five classic criteria employed in the industry: colour, body, nose, palate and finish.

in certain cases, a drop or two of water will be added to open the whiskey up further. this is often used in cases where the abv is greater than 43%, or where further judgment is required

whiskies are THEN given a score out of 5, which encompasses the five criteria, as well as personal opinion on the background of the whiskey, its production methods, retail value and reputation.

reviews are categorised by THE WHISKEY’S country of production

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Next to some whiskey titles you may also notice acronyms – click the legend below to find out what these refer to.


Australian Whiskey


MELBOURNE / TASMANIA

Brought back to life by Bill Lark (owner of Lark Distillery) the Australian whiskey scene has seen an array of young distilleries crop up all along Australia’s southern coast and the Isle of Tasmania, offering respectable lines at affordable, accessible prices.

Canadian Whiskey


MANITOBA / ONTARIO

With a complex history and often characterised by their honeyed flavors, Canadian whiskey benefited greatly from the Prohibition-era and primarily utilises corn and wheat in its predominantly blended bottlings.

Indian Whiskey


BANGALORE / GOA

Noted for their vastly opposing climates to the Scottish regions, Indian Whiskey can be matured twice as fast as Scotch in half the time. While that means less spirit in the cask upon bottling, it does offer some wildly varying expressions.

Japanese Whiskey


AICHI PREFECTURE / OSAKA PREFECTURE / YAMANASHI PREFECTURE

Primarily engineered by Shinjiro Torii back in 1923, the rise of Japanese whiskey has seen it dominate the investment market as well as pique the minds of the everyday buyer, as they offer a portfolio of flavours in both classic Scotch and experimental styles which have won awards and contributed to stark inflation prices.

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I’m always interested in the latest line-ups as well as new and upcoming distilleries from across the globe. If you would like to hear my thoughts on a new product or would like to feature my reviews, please feel free to get in touch with me via the contact form.

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World Whiskey Reviews

Welcome to the World Whiskey reviews of All Things Whiskey. Here you will find reviews of Australian, Canadian, Indian and Japanese Whiskey.

HOW WHISKIES ARE REVIEWED

A light-grey coloured vintage designed shape divider inspired by 18th Century American calligraphic design

WHISKIES ARE SAMPLED IN A GLENCAIRN; THE OFFICIAL GLASS USED BY DISTILLERIES, TASTING VENUES AND FESTIVALS, DESIGNED TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THE SPIRIT

THEY ARE LEFT TO ‘BREATHE’ FOR A MINIMUM OF 10 MINUTES. THIS ALLOWS TIME FOR THE COMPOUNDS IN THE SPIRIT TO REACT WITH THE AIR AND UNVEIL THEIR AROMAS AND FLAVOUR FURTHER

THE WHISKIES ARE THEN JUDGED BASED ON FIVE CLASSIC CRITERIA EMPLOYED IN THE INDUSTRY: COLOUR, BODY, NOSE, PALATE AND FINISH.

IN CERTAIN CASES, A DROP OR TWO OF WATER WILL BE ADDED TO OPEN THE WHISKEY UP FURTHER. THIS IS OFTEN USED IN CASES WHERE THE ABV IS GREATER THAN 43%, OR WHERE FURTHER JUDGMENT IS REQUIRED

WHISKIES ARE THEN GIVEN A SCORE OUT OF 5, WHICH ENCOMPASSES THE FIVE CRITERIA, AS WELL AS PERSONAL OPINION ON THE BACKGROUND OF THE WHISKEY, ITS PRODUCTION METHODS, RETAIL VALUE AND REPUTATION.

reviews are categorised by THE WHISKEY’S country of production

Click below to find out more:

A light-grey coloured vintage designed shape divider inspired by 18th Century American calligraphic design

Next to some whiskey titles you may also notice acronyms – click the legend below to find out what these refer to.

A light-grey coloured vintage designed shape divider inspired by 18th Century American calligraphic design

Australian Whiskey

A light-grey coloured vintage designed shape divider inspired by 18th Century American calligraphic design

MELBOURNE / TASMANIA

Brought back to life by Bill Lark (owner of Lark Distillery) the Australian whiskey scene has seen an array of young distilleries crop up all along Australia’s southern coast and the Isle of Tasmania, offering respectable lines at affordable, accessible prices.

Canadian Whiskey

A light-grey coloured vintage designed shape divider inspired by 18th Century American calligraphic design

MANITOBA / ONTARIO

With a complex history and often characterised by their honeyed flavors, Canadian whiskey benefited greatly from the Prohibition-era and primarily utilises corn and wheat in its predominantly blended bottlings.

Indian Whiskey

A light-grey coloured vintage designed shape divider inspired by 18th Century American calligraphic design

BANGALORE / GOA

Noted for their vastly opposing climates to the Scottish regions, Indian Whiskey can be matured twice as fast as Scotch in half the time. While that means less spirit in the cask upon bottling, it does offer some wildly varying expressions.

Japanese Whiskey

A light-grey coloured vintage designed shape divider inspired by 18th Century American calligraphic design

AICHI PREFECTURE / OSAKA PREFECTURE / YAMANASHI PREFECTURE

Primarily engineered by Shinjiro Torii back in 1923, the rise of Japanese whiskey has seen it dominate the investment market as well as pique the minds of the everyday buyer, as they offer a portfolio of flavours in both classic Scotch and experimental styles which have won awards and contributed to stark inflation prices.

Contact

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I’M ALWAYS INTERESTED IN THE LATEST LINE-UPS AS WELL AS NEW AND UPCOMING DISTILLERIES. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HEAR MY THOUGHTS ON A NEW PRODUCT OR WOULD LIKE TO FEATURE MY REVIEWS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ME BELOW.

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