By @markjedi1 on 5th Mar 2012, show post
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The combination of single grain whisky and a sherry cask is not often found, but the German independent bottler Malts of Scotland released a North British 2000 that matured for almost 15 years on a sherry butt and it makes for a heavenly whisky indeed. Check it out in this Rambling that was shot at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
3 months ago 0
@markjedi1 Great review.
Sadly, I doubt it will make its way here.
I agree with you that grains can be turned into fantastic whisky. While the cask choice was different, you made my mind wander back to a taste I had of an old corn whisky bottled by Cadenhead's. I've a mind to review that sample sometime... AFTER Spirit of Toronto.
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Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 163: Paul John Single Cask #1051 for Belgium - When thinking of India in terms of whisky, Amrut is probably top of mind. But since a few years, there is a new distillery that is conquering the hearts of whisky aficionados all of the world: Paul John Whisky. Let’s check out a single cask that was bottled exclusively for Belgium.
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Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 164: Eaglesburn 1 Year Old Aged Spirit ‘Xenna’ - A new craft distillery in Holland – named Eaglesburn – is hard at work putting spirit to sleep for bottling as single malt, but it will not be ready until Christmas 2008. But in the meantime owner Bart Joosten produces gin and rum. However, you can get a taste of things to come with his 1 year old cask aged spirit which he dubbed Xenna. The spirit was distilled on 6th April 2016, the very same day his niece Xenna was born. In honor of the little girl’s first birthday, he bottled some of this spirit on 6th April 2017. It will be many more years before Xenna can enjoy the spirit that carries her name, but luckily we do not need to show that patience. Lo and behold! Despite the young age, this spirit already shows great potential and left me mightily impressed!
Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 165: Maverick 23 Year Old 1993 Blended Malt for MMM - The second release of 2017 in the Galaxy Series by MMM - Mark & Manny's Malts - is a special one. A blended malt of 23 year old sherry cask matured malts that were put to sleep in 1993. Mark and Manny dubbed it their Maverick, which stands for non-conformist and daredevil. Another fantastic addition to the MMM series.
Mark, may I respectfully suggest a wind sock for your mic, or that you stay indoors when there is any wind. The wind noise is quite distracting and spoils your otherwise excellent reviews.
@BlueNote Good point and thank you for pointing that out. But believe it or not, I do not own a fancy camera with microphone, but film this with my regular mobile phone... But indeed, the wind sometimes plays havoc with the sound quality. My apologies.
@markjedi1 No big deal Mark, I still really enjoy your reviews.
Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 166: Auchentoshan 17 Year Old 1987 for Belgium - Whenever I go on holiday, I always have a good bottle of Scotch with me. I recently visited Berlin and took along a special bottling of one of my favorite malts: Auchentoshan. This single sherry cask at 61,5% was bottled exclusively for Belgium and is a very powerful, but also very sexy malt. Find out why in this Rambling, that I recorded at the Berlin Dom.
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Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 167: Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon. Michter’s creates whiskey and bourbon that really stands out. They toast their casks before charring, they put their spirit in cask at higher proof, they create artificial heat cycles during maturation and they have a secret non-chill filtering process. Let’s see what that does with their Small Batch Bourbon.
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Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 170: Highland Black 8 Year Old Special Reserve.
Last spring, there was much ado about this Highland Black 8 Year Old Special Reserve as – according to international press – it won ‘top awards’ at several competition, leaving behind bottles that cost up to 4 times as much. This bottle – only available at Aldi – cost less than 20 EUR. But is it really a great blend? How serious are these competition. I found out and the answers are ‘no’ and ‘not’.
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