Guest Whisky Reviews

ralfy review 894 – Bruichladdich 2010 Vintage Organic Malt @50%vol: – Scotch Whisky News

ralfy review 894 – Bruichladdich 2010 Vintage Organic Malt @50%vol:

The Good Dram Show – Episode 429 ‘Cadenhead’s’ – Scotch Whisky News

Welcome to another viewers’ selection episode of the show. This week I’ll be looking at some recent releases from the Independent bottler Cadenheads. Beware there’s a Dufftown in the line up!

https://youtu.be/0TpNXnCV4og

ralfy review 893 Extras – bigclivedotcom made me do it ! – Adulterated Whisky News

ralfy review 893 Extras – bigclivedotcom made me do it !

Whisky Wednesday Reviews Ben Nevis 10YO, 2021- Scotch Whisky News

https://youtu.be/e4MB33M87BA

I’ve been chasing a bottle of this for years! And now I’ve got my chance. Ben Nevis lays forgotten. Amongst whisky nerds and indie bottle chasers it is a ‘must have’. But for the regular drinkers in the world, it just isn’t around. Is it a small place? Yes. Is distribution a little halted? Possibly. Either way, chase this stuff because it is honestly very good bang for your buck. There’s a funkiness to this product which I’ve only ever experienced once before in a Whisky Shop Exclusive Loch Lomond. But with that funk is a sweet and earthy palate of dark chocolate, cream, heather honey and a soft toffee’d start. Honestly get some, it is rather good and worth the attention.

John’s review of the OG bottle – https://youtu.be/Ydid_uTrPc0

The Good Dram Show – Episode 428 ‘Edition Spirits’ – Scotch Whisky News

Welcome to this weeks episode of the show. Today I’ll be taking a look at the June 2021 releases from Edition Spirits.

https://youtu.be/BxnK0Zim12Y

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 403: Westward Pinot Noir Casks – Amercan Single Malt Whiskey News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 403: Westward Pinot Noir Casks

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky blogger, discovers Oregon. An Amercan single malt whiskey. Not something you come across every day. A single malt from Oregon, that in itself sounds very interesting. Distilled from locally grown barley and matured in a climate with hot dry summers and cold wet winters, allowing for maximum interaction between the spirit and the wood. They currently have three expressions: their American single malt and then one finished on Stout Casks and one finished on Pinot Noir Casks from Suzor Wines. Mark quite liked the first one and the last one is now in his glass. Beautiful bottle too.

https://youtu.be/z4t75At0I-c

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 402: Three Ships 12 Year Old 2007 Master Distiller’s Private Collection – South African Whisky News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 402: Three Ships 12 Year Old 2007 Master Distiller’s Private Collection

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky blogger, goes to South Africa! Three Ships is a South-African whisky from the Distell group. That explains the ABV, for they bottle Deanton, Bunnahabhain and Tobermory/Ledaig also at this strength, which makes chillfiltration superfluous. Next to this single malt, they also have Bain’s Cape Mountain Grain whisky. But this Three Ships is a single malt and the 12 years old is currently the flagship (see what we did there?) release.

https://youtu.be/iDcZzkjHmxg

ralfy review 893 – Royal Brackla 12yo (Sherry) – Scotch Whisky News

ralfy review 893 – Royal Brackla 12yo @46%vol (Sherry)

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 401: Eddu Brocéliande – French Whisky News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 401: Eddu Brocéliande

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky blogger, tries a French whisky. Eddu is produced by the French Distillerie des Menhirs in Brittany. Founded in 1986, but whisky distilling only started in 1998. As Eddu is actually the Britton word for buckwheat, you’ll realize we’re tasting a grain whisky. Brocéliande is the name of the enchanted forest from the Arthur legends, about an hour’s drive from the distillery. Merlin is rumored to be buried there. Anyway… the whisky first matured five years on casks from the Limousin region before being finished on Breton oak made from trees from the enchanted forest.

https://youtu.be/ClCTkl8bMYI

Whisky Wednesday Reviews Bimber, Kings Cross St. Pancras Underground Editions – English Whisky News

Bimber, Kings Cross St. Pancras Underground Editions

https://youtu.be/6aMRoiaNeFc

Bimber has developed such a good reputation in such a quick fashion from alot of people I respect in the YouTube world. However, I’m yet to really understand what it is they’re trying to do and who they’re directly appealing to with these releases.

This is part of The Undeground series, referencing the tube stations throughout London. Kings Cross St. Pancras is a tube station I’ve been through after a drunken Saturday night, prior to COVID. And I must say that watching numerous people throw up and sit dazed on a bench made more sense than this whisky

The quality inside the bottle is poor, let’s keep it simple. But these bottles are being encouraged to be opened…but are mostly being sold through auction buy flippers or being held onto in order to develop a full collection. So who is this aimed at, Bimber? Are you wanting everyone to open it and enjoy? If so, what’s going on with the flavour, and indeed the price? Or is it purely for the collectors market to fund the distillery? Because if it is the latter, it doesn’t bother me, but atleast be honest about it.

Now I haven’t tried the rest of the collection, and this is of course a personal opinion, maybe I got the worst one of the four? Maybe I’m right? Let’s see.

Vin’s video – https://youtu.be/ehRuftlCoHk

Mark’s video – https://youtu.be/2WI1IrIGb3Y

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