Guest Whisky Reviews

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 322: Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select – American Whiskey News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 322: Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky vlogger, tries a bourbon from Woodford Reserve. The actual name of the distillery is Labrot & Graham, which can still be found on the label. This bourbon sets itself apart because it is triple distilled! The mash bill consists of 72% corn, 18% rye and 10% malted barley. The Distiller’s Select has matured for a minimum of 6 years. The brand was only launched in 1996 – as a premium bourbon – and is doing very well. It is even the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby. Previous releases have been bottled at 42.2% and 43.2%, but this one sits at a comfortable 45.2% aka 90.4 Proof.

https://youtu.be/biKtqP7pGI8

The Good Dram Show – Episode 369 ‘New Lowland Distilleries’ – Scotch Whisky News

Welcome to an episode of the show which has been in the pipeline for some considerable time, but now I’ve done it! I’ll be taking a look at three new Lowland distilleries, those being Eden Mill, Kingsbarns and the Galsgow Distillery.

https://youtu.be/OP1ptziC2Ng

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 321: Girvan 12 Year Old 2006 Cadenhead’s – Scotch Whisky News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 321: Girvan 12 Year Old 2006 Cadenhead’s

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky vlogger, tries a (very) high strength grain. Girvan is a relatively young distillery, founded in 1963 by the family William Grant & Sons, which we all know from Glenfiddich and Balvenie, but also from Kininvie and newcomer Ailsa Bay. Girvan was founded to produce the needed quantity of grain for the blends of the company: Grant’s. We’ll try a relatively young cask that was bottle by Cadenheads in 2018. After 12 years of maturation, it still went into the bottle at 60.3% ABV.

https://youtu.be/-EM5JATa6YQ

Whisky Wednesday Reviews Peaky Blinders Whiskey – Irish Whiskey News

Not just a TV show, now a whisky…and a gin, and a rum and moonshine! Made in County Cork, possibly by Midleton? This stuff is genuinely not bad, its not expensive and it’s made to a decent quality. I haven’t seen much of the TV show, so don’t expect the thick accent or a flat cap. Cheers.

https://youtu.be/ds10D9bkDgI

ralfy review 831 – Lagavulin 1994 D.E. @43%vol: (Igv.4/498) – Scotch Whisky News

Lagavulin 1994 D.E. @43%vol: (Igv.4/498)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvXhRTMnmLw

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 320: Port Dundas 20 Year Old 1990 Diageo Special Edition – Scotch Whisky News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 320: Port Dundas 20 Year Old 1990 Diageo Special Edition

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky vlogger, found an older release of grain. Port Dundas closed just shy of two centuries of operation. The distillery closed the doors on the 1st of July 2009. The demolition of the iconic chimney was even broadcast live on television. Mark will taste an older one that Diageo launched in their yearly Special Editions of 2011. It was the first grain ever in that bespoke series. First it matured for three years on bourbon casks, then it got an impressive 17 year old second maturation on a combination of European oak, first fill bourbon casks and fomer sherry casks. The color says it all!

https://youtu.be/NTy_B9b-8pU

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 319: Cambus 23 Year Old 1991 Signatory Vintage – Scotch Whisky News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 319: Cambus 23 Year Old 1991 Signatory Vintage

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky vlogger, tries a grain from a closed distillery. Cambus is no more. The distillery, founded in 1813, closed in 1993 and was converted into a modern, semi-automatic cooperage. In 2014 Signatory bottled a refill sherry butt from 1991 in those beautiful decanters from their Cask Strength Collection.

https://youtu.be/ruo-vdW7HAs

The Good Dram Show – Episode 368 ‘Duncan Taylor’ – Scotch Whisky News

Welcome to this weeks episode of the show in which I’ll be reviewing the remainder of the Duncan Taylor samples that I received recently.

https://youtu.be/lZTWpr2rH-c

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 318: Strathclyde 30 Year Old WhiskyBroker – Scotch Whisky News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 318: Strathclyde 30 Year Old WhiskyBroker

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky vlogger, tries a grain whisky. They do not only produce grain whisky at Strathclyde, they also make a gin. And while it is not well-known in Mark’s neck of the woods, Seager’s Gin – named after the founder Seager Evans – is a household name in the U.K. for over half a century. Mark tries a single grain from 1987 that after 29 years was re-casked from a bourbon cask into a rum barrel by WhiskyBroker, on which it slept for another year.

https://youtu.be/_WnI0OL6hMc

Whisky Wednesday Reviews The Lakes Distillery – English Whisky News

This week we’re taking a look at my most local distilleries offerings, The Lakes Distillery. Established in 2011, The Lakes have gone from strength to strength regarding their own distillates. Today we compare Cask Strength Release #1 against their newest #3 bottling. Sherry  and red wine soaked, they offer and English alternative to your classic Speyside and Highland Sherry bombs! Cheers!

https://youtu.be/RIf8Jx1aBvk


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