Guest Whisky Reviews

Whisky Wednesday Reviews Isle of Arran The Bothy – Scotch Whisky News

https://youtu.be/I4POD_j3Xis

Arran is a whisky distillery that is still growing up; they’ve only just hit their mid-twenties. But, wow. For a distillery that is still in infancy, in the grand scheme of whisky, they’re giving us product after product of well made, balanced, robust, characterful single malt whiskies. This is The Bothy or The Quarter Cask. Nine years of full Bourbon matured raucousness in a bottle. Cask strength, natural colour, non-chill filtered. £50. TAKE ALL OF MY MONEY!

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 344: Macallan 18 Year Old Triple Cask Matured – Scotch Whisky News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 344: Macallan 18 Year Old Triple Cask Matured

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky vlogger, ventures to Macallan. In their Triple Cask Matured series, this is a very nice one with 18 years of maturation on three types of casks: American and European sherry seasoned casks and American bourbon casks. Just like the 15 years old, this one is cut to 43%. It was bottled in 2018.

https://youtu.be/uywScSGf3cE

ralfy review 846 Extras – To what extent does a warehouse influence whisky ? – Scotch Whisky News

ralfy review 846 Extras – To what extent does a warehouse influence whisky ?

Ralfy Review #846 – Scotch Whisky News

ralfy review 846 – Arran 18yo @ 46%vol:

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 343: Nc’nean Organic Single Malt – Batch 1 – Scotch Whisky News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 343: Nc’nean Organic Single Malt – Batch 1

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky vlogger, tries the first Nc’nean organic single malt. Nc’nean is a new distillery, one that holds nature in high regard. They grow their barley organically and use only renewables for energy. Even the packaging, both bottle and tube, are made of recycled material. In 2020 the inaugural release ‘Ainnir’ at cask strength was launched (1320 bottles), immediately followed by this general release – batch 1 – at drinking strength. This Batch 1 sold out pretty quickly. It’s a vatting of 14 casks, 65% STR red wine casks and 35% former bourbon casks.

https://youtu.be/yzGNedffeTY

Whisky Wednesday – Bruichladdich Classic Laddie – Scotch Whisky News

I’ve always called Bruichladdich – ‘Punk Rock Whisky’ and they’re still yet to deter me using that phrase.

The Classic Laddie: Bourbon, Sherry and Wine casks. A conglomerate of vast flavour at 50% ABV, Non-Chill Filtered & Natural Colour. It’s a powerful Islay that doesn’t have to use peat to get its point across, a wonderful thing to say in itself. Bringing together so many different and wonderful styles of Scottish whisky into one bottle is what this has always been about; they’ve succeeded.

https://youtu.be/s2ds6asw8lc

ralfy review 845 Extras – Opinionated Whisky News

ralfy review 845 Extras – The opinion that matters !

Ralfy Publishes Whisky Review #845 – Scotch Whisky News

ralfy review 845 – Old Pulteney 15yo @ 46%vol: (2020)

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


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