Scoring system:

★ – worth trying once

★★ – worth trying twice

★★★ – yes! This is whisky!

★★★★ – go and source a bottle immediately

★★★★★ – good enough to finish off Jim Murray

Reviews ranked by rating

The Fault in Our Stars: an explanation of the Whisky Waffle rating system

Tasmanian Whisky Reviews:

Adams Distillery Pinot Noir Slosh Cask 46%

Belgrove Brown Rye

Heartwood Calm Before the Storm

Heartwood Convict Resurrection

Heartwood Dare to be Different

Heartwood Vat out of Hell

Hellyers Road Original

Hellyers Road 12 Year Old

Hellyers Road 15 Year Old

Hellyers Road Peated

Hellyers Road Pinot Noir Finish

Hillwood Chardonnay Cask

Iron House Tasman Whisky Port Cask P1

Killara Single Malt

Lark Classic Cask

Lark Port Wood Distillers Selection

Lark Double Sherry Cask Limited Release

Nant Port Wood 43%

Nant Sherry Wood 43%

Nant Homestead Reserve

Old Kempton First Release Solera Cask

Overeem Port Cask Matured

Overeem Sherry Cask Matured

Overeem Red Wine Cask Matured

Spirit Thief French Oak Temperanillo Cask Batch 001 48.8%

Straight Batt 44%

Sullivans Cove French Oak Cask

Tasmanian Independent Bottlers RD 001

Trappers Hut

Other Australian Whisky Reviews:

Archie Rose Rye Malt Whisky

The Big Black Cock Single Malt

Corowa Characters Wine Cask

Great Outback Rare Old Australian Single Malt

Limeburners Infinity Solera Cask

New World Projects Ginger Beer Cask

Starward Single Malt

Starward Two Fold

Timboon Single Malt

Whipper Snapper Project Q

Scottish Whisky Reviews:


Ardbeg 10 Year Old

Ardbeg Perpetuum

Bowmore Darkest 15 Year Old

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old

Caol Ila 12 Year Old

Kilchoman Machir Bay

Lagavulin 16 year old

Laphroaig 10 Year Old

Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Port Charlotte Scottish Barley Heavily Peated


The Arran Malt Amarone Cask Finish

Highland Park 12 Year Old

Highland Park 18 Year Old

Highland Park Svein

Ledaig 10 Year old

Scapa 16 Year Old

Talisker 10 Year Old

Talisker 57˚ North

Talisker Dark Storm

Talisker Port Ruighe


Aultmore of the Foggie Moss 12 Year Old

Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood

Balvenie 14 year Old Caribbean Cask

Benromach Sassacaia Wood Finish

Cragganmore 12 Year Old

Dailuaine Flora & Fauna 16 Year Old

Glen Grant The Majors Reserve

Glen Moray 12 Year Old

Glen Moray 16 Year Old

Glen Moray 10 Year Old Chardonnay Cask

Glen Moray Port Cask Finish

Glenfarclas 105

Glenfiddich 12 Year Old

Glenfiddich 15 Year Old

Glenfiddich 18 Year Old

Glenfiddich Fire & Cane

Glenfiddich Select Cask

Glenlivet 12 Year Old

Glenlivet 18 Year Old

Glenlivet Founders Reserve

The Glenlivet Master Distiller’s Reserve

Glenlivet Nadurra 16 Year Old

Glenlivet Nἁdurra Oloroso

Glenrothes Select Reserve, 1995, 1998

Glenrothes Select Reserve, Alba, 2001

Linkwood 20 Year Old Côte-Rôtie Finish

The Macallan Fine Oak 12 Year Old

Signatory Vintage Tormore 1995

Strathisla 12 Year Old

William Cadenhead Single Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky Aged 40 Years


anCnoc 12 Year Old

anCnoc 16 Year Old

anCnoc Peter Arkle Limited Edition: ‘Bricks’

Balblair 2000

Dalmore 12 Year Old

Dalwhinnie Lizzie’s Dram

GlenDronach 12 Year Old

GlenDronach Peated

Invergordon 26 Year Old Single Grain Pot Still Exclusive

Oban 14 Year Old

Oban Little Bay

Old Pulteney 12 Year Old

Old Pulteney Navigator

Royal Lochnagar Distillers Edition

Speyburn 10 Year Old


Auchentoshan 12 Year Old

Auchentoshan 3 Wood

Auchentoshan Classic

Auchentoshan Heartwood


Longrow Cabernet Sauvignon Cask

Springbank 10 Year Old

Springbank 15 Year Old

Sprinkbank Gaja Barolo Cask


Big Peat

Blue Hanger 9th Release

Catto’s Blended Scotch Whisky


Inver House Green Plaid

Johnnie Walker Red Label

Johnnie Walker Black Label

Johnnie Walker Double Black

Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve

Johnnie Walker Platinum Label 18 Year Old

Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Johnnie Walker Green Label


SMWS ‘Waxing a hot woodsman’ 1.209 64.9%

Irish Whiskey Reviews:

Bushmills 10 Year Old

Bushmills Black Bush

Connemara Peated Single Malt

Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Jameson Irish Whiskey

Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition

Japanese Whisky Reviews:

Akashi White Oak

Hakushu Distillers Reserve


Miyagikyo 12 Year Old

Nikka from the Barrel

White Oak Tokinoka

Yamazaki 12 Year Old

Yamazaki Distillers Reserve

American Whiskey Reviews:

Abomination, The Crying of the Puma 54%

Booker Noe’s Special Barrel Bourbon

Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Eagle Rare 10 Year Old

Hudson Single Malt

Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey

Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Kings County Bourbon 43%

Makers Mark

Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve 120 Proof

Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20 Year Old

Russell’s Reserve

Canadian Whisky Reviews:

Collingwood Toasted Maplewood Stave Finish

Indian Whisky Reviews:

Amrut Fusion

Icelandic Whisky:

Flóki Single Malt

Flóki Icelandic Young Malt

Floki Young Malt Sheep Dung Smoked Reserve

Sri Lankan Whisky:

Mendis Old Arrack


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