By @markjedi1 on 5th Mar 2012, show post
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Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 295: Mortlach 15 Year Old Six Kingdoms
This Mortlach Six Kingdoms is the final release in the (in)famous Game of Thrones series, that consists of 9 single malts and three Johnnie Walker blends. The so-called whisky aficionados give this one much grief and spit it out as yet another marketing stunt to promote the second batch of the GOT malts (the first was scooped up by collectors and thus Diageo’s strategy to reach a new and younger drinking audience failed). It was finished on ex-bourbon casks, meaning they ‘softened it up’ a bit for a broader audience. I am pleasantly surprised by both price tag and ABV, but the real question of course is: is it any good?
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Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 296: Spey Fumare
The Speyside Distillery is something of an unknown. Most of the production goes into blends in Asia. Apart from that they also produced Beinn Dhu, Black Burn, Cu Dubh, Drumguish and Glentromie whisky as well as the Speyside single malt. That was recently rechristened to simply Spey and appears to be very popular in Taiwan. Today I will try the Spey Fumare, which means smoky. As far as I am aware, this is the first and only official release of the peated version of this light Speysider.
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Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 297: Port Dundas 23 Year Old 1995 Cask Strength The Ultimate
Did you know that the Port Dundas Distillery was founded in 1811 by Daniel MacFarlane but that in 1813 Brown, Goulier & Co built a second distillery in the same industrial area north of Glasgow and actually called it… Port Dundas Distillery as well? That would be quite impossible today, of course. In 1865 they merged and in 2009 the distillery closed. I’ll try a grain from 1995 at cask strength bottled by the Dutch company van Wees under their The Ultimate label.
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Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 298: Clynelish 20 Year Old 1996 200th Anniversary Release
In honor of the 200th Anniversary of the distillery, Clynelish released this exclusive bottling, composed with a very small amount of sherry casks that were especially put aside for the occasion in 1996. I don’t need to tell you these sold like sweets – even though it was only available at the distillery and despite the hefty price tag of 350 pounds. Today you’ll pay double or triple that amount. Oh, well. Luckily I was able to score a bottle at the original price through a friend. Let’s dig in! At the same time, the distillery also released a 10 years old single cask ‘hand-filled’ at the exact same ABV. That cannot be a coincidence, can it?
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