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By @markjedi1 @markjedi1 on 5th Mar 2012, show post

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@Robert99
Robert99 replied

Another vote for a real ambassador of whisky with or without title! May the force be with you!

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@markjedi1
markjedi1 replied

@Nelom truth be told, there are not many Belgian rye whiskey's available and I do not know what the duty free carries at the moment, but you might want to look out for Sunken Still, a new Belgian rye that was just released. Thanks for the vote, by the way!

2 months ago 0

@Nelom
Nelom replied

@markjedi1 I'm at the airport now, and sadly the only thing that fits the bill is 10 YO Lambertus Single Grain, but I've already read your, @Nozinan's, and @Victor's thoughts on it, so I'll leave it on the shelf. Thanks anyway, I'll keep Sunken Still in mind though.

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Nelom PLEASE----- STAY AWAY FROM LAMBERTUS!!!!!!!!

2 months ago 0

@Robert99
Robert99 replied

Once Nozinan and I had a dare contest: him offering Lambertus and me the New Zealand co 10 yo... I think he got the best deal.

2 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Robert99 Not true. The deal was equal. now we've both tasted both...

2 months ago 0

@Robert99
Robert99 replied

@Nozinan In fact, I may have the best deal as I was able to give away the bottle that I don't want to call mine ever again.

2 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Robert99 Yes, you are lucky that way, but the only reason I keep mine is for curious people like you who insist on trying it against my better judgement. At least you didn't have 2 drams....now who would be that foolish? @Paddockjudge, would you know anyone like that?

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@markjedi1
markjedi1 replied

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 155: Ardmore 1997 for Maltclan I tried an Ardmore 1997 for the Belgian whisky club Maltclan. This lightly peated Highlander is Maltclan's 6th club bottling and is a single bourbon cask from the warehouses of Gordon & Macphail. It is bottled at a whopping 57% ABV and offers surprising hints of mocha! Well worth seeking out.

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@markjedi1
markjedi1 replied

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 156: Rachel Barrie Interview 2014

On 1st of March 2017 Rachel Barrie – the First Lady of Whisky – will leave Morrison-Bowmore Distillers to join the BenRiach company as Whisky Maker. As most of you are aware, I am the Toshan Man, avid collector of Auchentoshan Lowland Single Malt Whisky – which was created by Mrs Barrie and her team for the past five years. During research for my book, I was able to interview Mrs Barrie in February 2014. This interview was printed in the book, of course, but the video was never before released. As a tribute to Mrs Barrie’s work at Auchentoshan (and Bowmore and Glen Garioch), I gladly share this great interview with you. The interview is 26 minutes, so go ahead and pour yourself a dram first!

about one month ago 0

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

Hey Mark, I've had a look at some of your videos and really like what you've been doing. Can't believe I hadn't seen them before! Do you have a release schedule or do you just upload as and when you create something?

Cheers,

Vin

about one month ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 replied

@NNWhisky Vin, there is indeed no real schedule, but I do aim to upload one or two videos per month. No worries, you can simply subscribe to my YouTube channel and get updates in your mailbox whenever I upload something new - or simply keep an eye on this thread :-)

about one month ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 replied

Let’s try a controversial release from Holland. The Turv Exloo Distillery, founded in 2015, released their Prime Whisky in July 2016. But of course this is not whisky – it is a three-month-old spirit. So the Dutch authorities stepped in and forced the distillery to remove the word ‘whisky' from the label. The owners felt this was ‘rubbish’ and ‘narrow-minded’ as they can make whisky that is ‘as good or even better’ (their words, not mine!) than Scotch. A bold statement. Let’s find out.

about one month ago 0

@RexAlban
RexAlban replied

You poor guy, having to suffer that.

about one month ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 replied

@RexAlban I am honored to haven taken one for the team :-)

about one month ago 0

@RexAlban
RexAlban replied

@markjedi1 OK, so Ive subscribed to your YouTube channel.

about one month ago 0

Astroke replied

@markjedi1 I am still laughing, too funny. At least you gave it the old college try.

about one month ago 0

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

Whenever someone tells me a whisky is just plain awful I have an overwhelming urge to try it for myself. Lucky for me it'll be pretty hard to find this in the UK

about one month ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@markjedi1 OMG - swearing! and it wasn't on purpose.

I loved this review. I have just one question: Which is worse, this or Lambertus?

Smelly socks or diabetic foot ulcer?

@paddockjudge, you are the only person I know who has ever had a "second dram" of Lambertus in one sitting. I would very much like to sit down the three of us to do a head to head of these 2 spirits...

about one month ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 replied

@Nozinan This one is the worst of the two. Lambertus was bad, this is horrible.

about one month ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@markjedi1 You're up early...

Now I REALLY REALLY want to try it.

Instead of water of life it sounds like water of death

about one month ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 replied

A new independent bottler has emerged: North Star Spirits. This company, led by Iain Croucher (of A.D. Rattray fame) has in its first year released 5 malts and 1 grain. All of them are great, but my favorite is their Glenrothes 20 Year Old 1996, matured on a sherry cask.

30 days ago 1Who liked this?

Nickh replied

Great channel Mark! Currently enjoying the Rachael Barrie interview, try well done. Making me want to sample one of her creations now!

27 days ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 replied

A couple of years ago, Bowmore released the Small Batch, a bourbon matured entry level malt. Not as smoky as most of its Islay brothers, this Small Batch is almost tropical with a salty edge and a lovely encounter for newcomers and aficionados alike.

15 days ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 replied

The Lads of Lobland, a Belgian club of whisky aficionados, have just released their chapters 5 and 6 (of a range that will comprise 8 bottles with linked labels). Chapter 5 is an undisclosed Speyside Region 18 Year Old while Chapter 6 is a young and dirty (but in a good way) Ledaig. Enjoy! I certainly did!

6 days ago 1Who liked this?

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