Guest Whisky Reviews

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 341: Dalmore 8 Year Old 2009 single cask for Taiwan – Scotch Whisky News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 341: Dalmore 8 Year Old 2009 single cask for Taiwan

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky vlogger, tries a single cask Dalmore. Mark’s friend Joseph from Taiwan, president of the Connoisseur Society there, regularly selects single casks. This is one from the warehouses of Ian MacLeod: a young Dalmore from 2009 that was bottled at cask strength in 2018. Beautiful label, by the way. But Mark cannot read anything on the backlabel. It’s Chinese to him – literally. Shot on location at the Ancient Roman Theater in Orange, France.

https://youtu.be/duwg46NLsQQ

Whisky Wednesday Reviews Fettercairn 16yo – Scotch Whisky News

Back once again with the renegade master. Fettercairn. A sixteen year old. I went in pretty tough on the 12YO, but here we are with a bottle that is nearly double the price. It has a host of casks (bourbon, port and sherry) and some funky barley, as well. But is it any good?

https://youtu.be/8hoejDtlwfM

The Good Dram Show – Episode 380 ‘Hunter Laing Hepburn’s Choice’ – Scotch Whisky News

Welcome to this weeks episode of the show in which I’ll be looking at some of the latest releases in the new presentation of Hunter Laing Hepburn’s Choice range.

https://youtu.be/oKpAJeUjHHg

Ralfy Publishes Whisky Review #844 EXTRAS – Scotch Whisky News

ralfy review 844 Extras – Is older whisky better ?

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 340: Royal Brackla 12 Year Old 2006 for Taiwan – Scotch Whisky News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 340: Royal Brackla 12 Year Old 2006 for Taiwan

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky vlogger, tries a Royal Brackla. Close to Cawdor Castle – famous from Shakespeare’s Macbeth – lies the Brackla distillery, founded by Captain William Fraser of Brackla in 1812. Since 1835 she calls herself Royal Brackla after receiving a royal warrant from King William IV. This single cask from 2006 was selected by Mark’s Taiwanese friend Joseph Wang and sports the very lovely WeiWei Fong on the label – if you do not know her, she is a Taiwanese top model and Instagram sensation. Not that this means anything for the quality of the liquid of course.

https://youtu.be/U3wz1amLnlQ

Ralfy Publishes Whisky Review #844 – Scotch Whisky News

ralfy review 844 – Talisker 15yo @ 57.3%vol (Special Release 2019)

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 339: Waterford Bannow Island Edition 1.1 – Irish Whiskey News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 339: Waterford Bannow Island Edition 1.1

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky vlogger, tries the new releases from the Irish Waterford distillery. After Bruichladdich was sold Mark Reynier moved to Ireland and founded the new Waterford Distillery there. His search for terroir goes one. The first releases sold out immediately, but new bottlings are underway already. This Bannow Island was produced from barely from the eponymous farm and matured in a mix of casks: American oak, American virgin oak, French oak and French Vin Doux Naturel casks. It was cut to 50%.

https://youtu.be/HH8fY2ZeuQk

Whisky Wednesday Reviews Dalmore 12yo – Scotch Whisky News

https://youtu.be/uIM6eC4Xuiw

With all of this talk of non-chill filtering and natural colour going around, I’d like to talk about Dalmore 12. Which despite being chill filtered and coloured is still a great whisky. Aged in ex-American Oak for nine years and finished in Matusalem Oloroso Sherry for the last three. Dalmore 12YO is a consistent best seller around the world and has, from experience, one of the best runs of consistency in the sherries single malt world.

Just because something is NCF and natural colour, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll like it? Does it?

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Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 338: Waterford Ballykilcavan Edition 1.1 – Irish Whisky News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 338: Waterford Ballykilcavan Edition 1.1

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky vlogger, tries the new releases from the Irish Waterford distillery. Waterford is the new Irish distillery from Mark Reynier, which we all remember from his years at Bruichladdich. His search for terroir – or Tèireoir as he very cleverly put on the label – continues undiminished for his new bottlings, of which the very first releases sold out in a flash. This Ballykicavan matured on a combination of American oak, French oak and French Vin Doux Natural casks. The barley, as the name suggests, comes from one single farm: Ballykilcavan. Hence the moniker Single Farm Origin.

https://youtu.be/8qO42CNT7hY

The Good Dram Show – Episode 379 ‘The Lakes Distillery’ – – Scotch Whisky News

Welcome to this weeks episode of the show in which I’ll be taking a look at the lakes distillery One blend, Steel Bonnets Blended Malt and the newly released Whisky Maker’s Edition.

https://youtu.be/VrH_vJJaGSM


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