Guest Whisky Reviews

Whisky Wednesday Reviews Old Pulteney Huddart – Scotch Whisky News


NEW OLD PULTENEY! The Huddart, in some ways, a classic example of the OP brand, in some ways, not. It has character elements of the 12, it’s layered with vanilla, salt and a nice dollop of lemon/natural yogurt smells. The place where it changes up is the use of finishing the whisky in a peated cask. A cask from a distillery that has held peated spirit. Using this opens up different and new elements of OP that may have been missing over the last few years. Cheers!

The Good Dram Show – Episode 282 ‘Gordon & MacPhail’ – Scotch Whisky News

Chris Goodrum

The Good Dram Show – Episode 282 ‘Gordon & MacPhail

In this weeks episode of the show I’ll be looking at some new releases from the Independant bottler Gordon & MacPhail.

Ralfy Review #743 – Scotch Whisky News

ralfy-crown gets 46%vol with . ralfy review 743 - The GlenAllachie 18yo

Whisky Wednesday Reviews Hibiki 17yo – Japanese Whisky News


The last of our Japanese reviews for this week, Hibiki 17. Now, as a fore warning, i get a little whimsical in this video. I truly love, well, loved this whisky – it was at one of the first tastings i ever went to and the price then was unbelievable, should’ve bought a whole case to enjoy for the rest of my life, but alas, no. A combination of American, European and Japanese oak casks. This is now a long lost treasure to whisky history and i will treasure the last drops dearly as we bid it a fond farewell. Hibiki 17, it was a pleasure while it lasted.


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Rafly Review #742 – Scotch Whisky News

ralfy-crown goes organic with . ralfy review 742Benromach Organic 2010 @ 43%vol


Whisky Wednesday Reviews Yamazaki 12yo – Japanese Whisky News


Well, well, well. Here we are, Yamazaki. It’s been four years since i last tired this whisky and having only recently tried it again, i thought it just to give it a fair review. When I first tried it, i didn’t get it. I didn’t understand what it was trying to be or where it fit in the world. Luckily, my mind has grown since then (sort of) and i know now that it cuts its own groove in the world of whisky, that groove is now considerably more expensive than what it used to be as well. Check out the video and assess my honest review of Yamazaki’s flagship whisky.

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Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 213: Allt-A-Bhainne 24 Year Old 1993 for MMM – Scotch Whisky News


Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 213: Allt-A-Bhainne 24 Year Old 1993 for MMM

Mark Dermul, Belgian whiskyblogger, bottles his next MMM single cask. For the third release in their Antarctica Series, photographer Ilse Everaert allowed them to use a magnificent photo of Paradise Bay. But with these hot temperatures, they also wanted to offer something of a summery whisky. In their (not so) humble opinion, they succeeded. Please meet tehir 24 years old Allt-A-Bhainne, a malt of which owner Chivas does not even have an official release. But Mark & Manny thought of you. You’re welcome. Remember: only 50 bottles as Mark & Manny are wont to do.

Ralfy Publishes Ralfy Review 741 – Scotch Whisky News

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Whisky Wednesday Reviews Kilchoman – Scotch Whisky News


A beloved little distillery on Islay that overcame a lot of odds to be considered one of the finest whiskies produced, in a region with so much intimidating competition, most of us would shy away. Producing less than 100,000 liters a year, Kilchoman have fought and worked their way through the ranks of the whisky hierarchy. Starting out in 2005 and already having huge success with the quality of their new make spirit, we now see them thirteen years later. Whisky is hitting the double digit figures and demand is increasing more and more. One of only 238 bottles produced, this single cask selection, bottled by The Whisky Shop really does show off the depth to the spirit produced at Kilchoman. Full bodied, spicy, well balance and a change in flavour that is reminiscent of some of the best Islay whiskies I’ve ever had. Switching from BBQ smoke and peat into creamy white chocolate with hazelnuts and a wonderful hit of salt as well. A true contender for whisky of the year!

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 212: Yamazaki Limited Edition 2017 – Japanese Whisky News


Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 212: Yamazaki Limited Edition 2017

Mark Dermul, Belgian whiskyblogger, tastes the coveted Yamazaki Limited Edition 2017. It is Suntory’s yearly returning NAS-whisky that showcases what Japanese whisky is all about. Beautifully layered, mouth coating and flavorsome, it is a liquid delight. Tasting it in the ancient French city of Avignon only adds to the experience.

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