Insider knowledge: Wasmund's Single Malt Whisky is named whiskey by virtue of the fact it's from America. If distilled in Scotland the spelling would be Wasmund's Single Malt Whiskey, as opposed to whiskey.
I've been accustomed to the 'normal' single malts---regardless if it's from Scotland, India, or Tasmania. This one is quite different. You can definitely tell it's young, and surprisingly smooth for something that young. Reminds me more of a 10 year old than a 15 month old.
Try before buying...not for everyone. Not sure I'd buy again, but it was worth the experience.
2nd September 2014
I am fairly new to the world of whisky but I have tasted most of the "mainstream" whiskies. The Wasmund's is unlike anything I've tasted thus far. For me it has the most distinctive taste of any whisky I've tried so far. A nose, taste and finish you won't mistake for anything else. My first dram was just OK but I have grown to like it more and more. It's worth the price just to have this incredibly unique American single malt. Very pleased to have found it. I'll keep it in the collection long term, for sure - it's that unique.
8th April 2014