Glen Moray 13 Year Old 2004 Private Cask

Cambus 25 Year Old 1991 Liquid Treasures

Tasting NotesGeplaatst door Mark Dermul vr, januari 11, 2019 07:19:11

Distilleerderij: Cambus
Regio: Schotland
Fles: Cambus 25 Year Old 1991/2017, Liquid Treasures ‘Faces of Angkor’, sherry
butt
Kleur: brons
ABV: 52.7%

Old School Sherry

Cambus is niet meer. Opgericht in 1813 was ze op een bepaald moment zelfs
de grootste van Schotland, maar sinds 1993 is ze onherroepelijk dicht. Vandaag
de dag is er enkel nog een – volledig geautomatiseerde – kuiperij. We proeven
een distillaat uit 1991 dat een kwarteeuw rijpte op een sherryvat, iets wat je
niet zo vaak tegenkomt. Het Duitse Liquid Treasures bottelde op vatsterkte.

Mocht je me dit blind voorgeschoteld hebben, zou ik – op de neus althans –
niet meteen aan whisky denken. Dit heeft vooral veel weg van old school cognac of sherry. Muf en is
mierzoet, aromatisch, rijk en rond op sigarenbladeren, belegen eik, walnoten,
Luikse wafels, blauwe bosbessen, speculoos en nat zand. En… het is ronduit
geweldig. Prima neus die erg oud aandoet (wat het met zijn 25 jaar ook wel is,
natuurlijk).

Heerlijk romig en donkerzoet, hoewel hij betrekkelijk snel droog wordt.
Opnieuw heel wat donkerzoete toetsen die eerder aan oloroso sherry doen denken
dan aan whisky, maar wie maalt daar om als het zo lekker is? Luikse siroop,
Colombiaanse koffiebonen, mais op de barbecue, gesuikerde popcorn, geroosterde
noten… heerlijk… maar toch geen whisky? Tja, blijkbaar wel, hé.

Er lange, licht pikante, donkerzoete maar drogende afdronk.

Dit is een vloeibaar dessert dat me echt aangenaam verraste. Maar van het
typische Cambus-profiel schiet absoluut niets over. So what? Zo’n 150 EUR, wat hij zeker waard is. Koop ‘m nu je nog
kan!

87/100

Geproefd door Mark Dermul op 07-10-2018
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Ralfy Publishes Ralfy Review #759 – Scotch Whisky News

Ralfy Publishes Ralfy Review #759 – Scotch Whisky News

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Game of Thrones Single Malt Whisky Collection at Nickolls & Perks – Scotch Whisky News

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After the release of the Johnnie Walker White Walker blended Scotch in late 2018, It proved to be a prelude to the main event of HBO and Diageo collaborating on the Game of Thrones Single Malts Collection – a series of eight limited edition single malt whiskies all paired with one of the iconic Houses of Westeros, as well as the “Night’s Watch”.

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1994 Miltonduff 24 Year Old “Old Particular” K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength – Scotch Whisky News

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1994 Miltonduff 24 Year Old “Old Particular” KL Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml) ($129.99)

The strikingly underappreciated Miltonduff distillery is unique in so many ways. Built on the site of an old mill for the Pluscarden Abbey, the distillery’s old stone buildings hide one of Speyside’s most delicious malts. Originally a Priory founded by King Alexander II in 1230, the area became renowned for illicit distillation. Originally licensed in 1824, the name, Milton, was taken from a still that operated on the property. The Duff family owned the lands surrounding the abbey, hence the name Miltonduff. The malt became an important component of the renowned and still well-regarded Ballentine’s blend. Small quantities are released via trades to independent bottlers, but the new owners (Chivas Regal) haven’t made an effort to market the malt as a standalone whisky. Its quality and rarity mean that bottlers often charge a premium and we’ve seen countless young offerings for over $100, but when this cask of full matured Miltonduff came our way we knew we couldn’t say no. Just a few months shy of that magic 25 year old age statement which would have added a solid 40% to the price tag, this is one old Speysider you can’t afford to miss. The older Ballentine’s blends are regularly awarded high praise from the critics and Miltonduff is a big part of that story. This old elegant whisky is the most approachable of the 20+ year old single casks that we’ve brought in this year – full of fruit, malt and unprecedented purity.

David Othenin-Girard | KL Staff Member | Review Date: December 13, 2018

Pour little Miltonduff. Nobody seems to want to admit that this stuff is world class. Critics ignore it, amateurs are unaware of it and aficionados dont even pretend to understand it. It took us a while to sell the last exclusive Miltonduff because most people wouldn’t get on board. When they finally got around to tasting it, the stuff flew out the door. This cask might sadly suffer a similar fate. Waiting on our shelves to be discovered, but the lucky few who dip their toes in without bias, will be rewarded handsomely. Quite an old school nose, with hints of citrus, wisps of clean smoke, marzipan and savory herbs. The somewhat subdued nose is in total contrast to the massive intensity of the palate. It’s all citrus, cake frosting and herbs again though, none of the smoke. A bit of camphor and warming minty green tea finish. With water, it just explodes with flavors offering an absolutely stunning bouquet of aromatic complexities. It’s a terrible shame that more people arent jump all over this beauty, but if you don’t act soon you might just miss the malt of your dreams. Once the geeks get a hold of this one I think theyll be hoarding it.

Jeffrey Jones | KL Staff Member | Review Date: December 10, 2018

We don’t get to see a lot of Miltonduff which is ashamed. It offers a wonderful flavor prospective to the single malt selection at KL. The nose has bright nice pear fruit like aromas that have wax and honey undertones. In the mouth the entry is sweet, followed with concentrated flavors that have dried fruit nuances. There is a long finish. I thought the Miltonduff 24 was enjoyable with and without an addition of water.

Andrew Whiteley | KL Staff Member | Review Date: December 01, 2018

An especially clean and pure spirit, even at such an age. Miltonduff is most well known for being the top dressing malt for Ballantine’s wonderful and elegant blends. It’s quite a rare thing to see it bottled on its own as a single malt, and we’re supremely happy to have had the chance to do it. There is lots of butterscotch and Werther’s Original cream and caramel notes to this malt. A bit of buttered popcorn and a fine drizzle of melted milk chocolate round it all out. For those who normally drink the classic malts of Glenfiddich and Glenlivet, this is a luxurious rise to the top of that style ladder without paying the premium associated with the very old bottles from those illustrious distilleries. Not a hint of smoke here, just a little dried nuttiness and faint herbal note round out everything with a slight savor. At the natural cask strength of 50.8% ABV, this is utter perfection.

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The Edinburgh Whisky Academy launches an online Introduction to Whisky Certificate – Whisky News

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The Edinburgh Whisky Academy launches an online Introduction to Whisky Certificate

The Edinburgh Whisky Academy, which is fully accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), has launched their first tier of education. The Academy was specifically created to fill a vital gap in Scotch Whisky education and is slowly developing its course offerings. A further course, The Diploma in the Art of Tasting Whisky is scheduled to launch in the Spring, more information to come.

Founder and Managing Director Kirsty McKerrow has long been aware of the need for independent qualifications in the whisky industry. She said “Our online Introduction to Whisky Certificate will make independent, high quality whisky education globally accessible.

Like all of our courses, this is awarded and certified by the SQA so candidates have the option of taking a formal assessment if they wish to achieve this certificate.’

The online Introduction to Whisky Certificate provides true knowledge and information on the key aspects of Scotch Whisky history and production. It was developed with the close involvement of notable experts within the whisky industry.

Kirsty said, “Until now, there was no recognised independent qualification delivered online for whisky training. Of great importance is that the knowledge gained is totally impartial and neutral from any distillery or brand. The course will be welcomed by whisky industry workers, hospitality staff and spirits retailers and also by whisky enthusiasts keen to expand their knowledge”

The Academy invites any industry or hospitality group who wants to use the course for their internal training to contact them directly.

www.edinburghwhiskyacademy.com

Notes 

Independent industry experts – information on each expert can be found on the EWA website The Introduction to Whisky Certificate costs £280 pp (inc VAT). The formal assessment costs an additional €115 (payable to the exam centre) and uses Prometric centres

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Glen Moray 16 Year Old

Cambus 25 Year Old 1991 Liquid Treasures

Tasting NotesGeplaatst door Mark Dermul vr, januari 11, 2019 07:19:11

Distilleerderij: Cambus
Regio: Schotland
Fles: Cambus 25 Year Old 1991/2017, Liquid Treasures ‘Faces of Angkor’, sherry
butt
Kleur: brons
ABV: 52.7%

Old School Sherry

Cambus is niet meer. Opgericht in 1813 was ze op een bepaald moment zelfs
de grootste van Schotland, maar sinds 1993 is ze onherroepelijk dicht. Vandaag
de dag is er enkel nog een – volledig geautomatiseerde – kuiperij. We proeven
een distillaat uit 1991 dat een kwarteeuw rijpte op een sherryvat, iets wat je
niet zo vaak tegenkomt. Het Duitse Liquid Treasures bottelde op vatsterkte.

Mocht je me dit blind voorgeschoteld hebben, zou ik – op de neus althans –
niet meteen aan whisky denken. Dit heeft vooral veel weg van old school cognac of sherry. Muf en is
mierzoet, aromatisch, rijk en rond op sigarenbladeren, belegen eik, walnoten,
Luikse wafels, blauwe bosbessen, speculoos en nat zand. En… het is ronduit
geweldig. Prima neus die erg oud aandoet (wat het met zijn 25 jaar ook wel is,
natuurlijk).

Heerlijk romig en donkerzoet, hoewel hij betrekkelijk snel droog wordt.
Opnieuw heel wat donkerzoete toetsen die eerder aan oloroso sherry doen denken
dan aan whisky, maar wie maalt daar om als het zo lekker is? Luikse siroop,
Colombiaanse koffiebonen, mais op de barbecue, gesuikerde popcorn, geroosterde
noten… heerlijk… maar toch geen whisky? Tja, blijkbaar wel, hé.

Er lange, licht pikante, donkerzoete maar drogende afdronk.

Dit is een vloeibaar dessert dat me echt aangenaam verraste. Maar van het
typische Cambus-profiel schiet absoluut niets over. So what? Zo’n 150 EUR, wat hij zeker waard is. Koop ‘m nu je nog
kan!

87/100

Geproefd door Mark Dermul op 07-10-2018
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Edradour 2005 (TWE exclusive)

I’ve had some tips about good sherry matured Edradour before, so we have to keep searching for an expression from this distillery that really convinces me.

I think we’ve found one, an Edradour 2005 from a first-fill Oloroso cask handpicked by The Whisky Exchange.

 

 

Edradour 2005 cask #131 - The Whisky ExchangeEdradour 2005 cask #131 - The Whisky ExchangeEdradour 12 yo 2005 (61,4%, OB for The Whisky Exchange 2018, first-fill Oloroso butt #131, 567 btl.)

Nose: very rich, not unlike some of the best GlenDronach casks. Entirely on Cherry Heering, raisins and dates. Great hints of leather chairs, cedar wood, a little pipe tobacco. Whiffs of jamón ibérico and roasted almonds. An overt sherry bomb, clean and intense. Mouth: quite strong, with a chewy mouthfeel and massive flavours. Leafy, almost earthy sherry with plenty of spices, balanced by the fruity sweetness. Blackberry jam and blackcurrants, caramelized apples, cooked plums and flashes of oranges. Ginger and caraway seed. Tobacco and leather again. Great sherry flavours coupled to the power of a big American rye. Drying herbs and liquorice towards the end. Finish: long, spicy and chocolaty, with walnuts, cinnamon and drying oak.

A real sherry bomb, nothing delicate about this. One of the better examples of this style I’ve had lately, and the best Edradour ever for me. You can get it from The Whisky Exchange.

Score: 90/100

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Glentauchers 25 Year Old 1992 The Nectar of the Daily Drams

Cambus 25 Year Old 1991 Liquid Treasures

Tasting NotesGeplaatst door Mark Dermul vr, januari 11, 2019 07:19:11

Distilleerderij: Cambus
Regio: Schotland
Fles: Cambus 25 Year Old 1991/2017, Liquid Treasures ‘Faces of Angkor’, sherry
butt
Kleur: brons
ABV: 52.7%

Old School Sherry

Cambus is niet meer. Opgericht in 1813 was ze op een bepaald moment zelfs
de grootste van Schotland, maar sinds 1993 is ze onherroepelijk dicht. Vandaag
de dag is er enkel nog een – volledig geautomatiseerde – kuiperij. We proeven
een distillaat uit 1991 dat een kwarteeuw rijpte op een sherryvat, iets wat je
niet zo vaak tegenkomt. Het Duitse Liquid Treasures bottelde op vatsterkte.

Mocht je me dit blind voorgeschoteld hebben, zou ik – op de neus althans –
niet meteen aan whisky denken. Dit heeft vooral veel weg van old school cognac of sherry. Muf en is
mierzoet, aromatisch, rijk en rond op sigarenbladeren, belegen eik, walnoten,
Luikse wafels, blauwe bosbessen, speculoos en nat zand. En… het is ronduit
geweldig. Prima neus die erg oud aandoet (wat het met zijn 25 jaar ook wel is,
natuurlijk).

Heerlijk romig en donkerzoet, hoewel hij betrekkelijk snel droog wordt.
Opnieuw heel wat donkerzoete toetsen die eerder aan oloroso sherry doen denken
dan aan whisky, maar wie maalt daar om als het zo lekker is? Luikse siroop,
Colombiaanse koffiebonen, mais op de barbecue, gesuikerde popcorn, geroosterde
noten… heerlijk… maar toch geen whisky? Tja, blijkbaar wel, hé.

Er lange, licht pikante, donkerzoete maar drogende afdronk.

Dit is een vloeibaar dessert dat me echt aangenaam verraste. Maar van het
typische Cambus-profiel schiet absoluut niets over. So what? Zo’n 150 EUR, wat hij zeker waard is. Koop ‘m nu je nog
kan!

87/100

Geproefd door Mark Dermul op 07-10-2018
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Whisky Wednesday Reviews Springbank 21yo 2018 Release – Scotch Whisky News

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 For such a small distillery, Springbank has a reputation like no other. 750,000 litres of whisky produced every year and a demand that just doesn’t quit. Luckily, they keep their stock on very good rotation and allow so many different influences form across the world. This particular example of 21YO single malt is 70% Ex-Rum Cask and 30% Ex-Bourbon Barrel – now, it’s not everyday that i get to try things like this, needless to say that it was beyond a welcome surprise. Cheers

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MYSTERY MALT ORKNEY 15 YEAR OLD 2002 BERRY BROS EXCLUSIVE #3 at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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Orkney
15 Year Old 2002
Cask #3
$84.49

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Highland Park 15 Year Old 2002 vintage Orcadian single malt Scotch whisky. Single sherry cask #3 bottled 2018 by Berry Bros Rudd exclusively for The Whisky Barrel. 180 bottles at cask strength. This sherry butt has archived the tricky balance of peat and sherry beautifully. Aromas of cigar box, leather and honey abound. The palate delivers a near perfect orcadian whisky, combining dried figs, dates and runes with peat smoke and complex floral notes. The is superlative whisky finishes with clove rock and more rich fruit.

Mystery single malt that don’t want to reveal their true identity. Rummage around and with a bit of investigation you are sure to find a rare unspecified bottling from independent bottler.

TWB 337

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