By @markjedi1 on 5th Mar 2012, show post
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Another vote for a real ambassador of whisky with or without title! May the force be with you!
3 months ago 1Who liked this?
@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!
3 months ago 0
@Robert99 Thank you kindly, sir!
@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.
@Nelom PLEASE----- STAY AWAY FROM LAMBERTUS!!!!!!!!
@Nozinan Very good point! Aqua Horribilis!!!
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.
@Robert99 Not true. The deal was equal. now we've both tasted both...
@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.
@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?
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.
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!
2 months ago 0
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?
@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 :-)
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.
You poor guy, having to suffer that.
@RexAlban I am honored to haven taken one for the team :-)
@markjedi1 OK, so Ive subscribed to your YouTube channel.
@markjedi1 I am still laughing, too funny. At least you gave it the old college try.
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
@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...
@Nozinan This one is the worst of the two. Lambertus was bad, this is horrible.
You're up early...
Now I REALLY REALLY want to try it.
Instead of water of life it sounds like water of death
@Nozinan, I'm in for a couple of hits of "bar rag juice".
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.
about one month ago 1Who liked this?
Great channel Mark! Currently enjoying the Rachael Barrie interview, try well done. Making me want to sample one of her creations now!
about one month ago 0
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.
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!
Today’s 21 Year Old from Auchentoshan is one of my favorite expressions of this Lowland distillery. Imagine my surprise when I was offered the early 1990s bottling blind and I did not recognize it. Distilled in 1973, this was one of the first 21 Year Old releases by Auchentoshan and it differs vastly from today’s offering. But in a good way!
24 days ago 1Who liked this?
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