A year ago Andy Hart bottled a barrel "Secret Speyside" from a first fill sherry hogshead. This whiskey became one of the most popular and fastest selling whiskeys of the year.
Now there is a new "Secret Speyside 2007" bottled from a sherry butt, from the same distillery (telling you a secret: it's a Macallan).
And in our opinion even slightly better than the previous one ...
The Maltman and Morrison & Mackay have again bottled beautiful whiskeys.
Andy Hart bottles, along with his father Donald, a few very attractive whiskeys every quarter. Below you will find the "next" Secret Speyside.
And also the new bottlings under the Morrison & Mackay labels Càrn Mòr Strictly Limited and Celebration of the Cask are great.
One of the most popular and fastest selling whiskeys of the year
So a year ago Andy Hart bottled a barrel "Secret Speyside" from a first fill sherry hogshead. This whiskey became one of the most popular and fastest selling whiskeys of the year.
Now a new Maltman "Secret Speyside 2007" has been bottled from a sherry butt, from the same distillery (that is Macallan we can not really say).
And as far as we are concerned, something even better than the previous one....
Sweet honey with dried orange. Oak wood is the introduction to dark chocolate and clove. And the finish is long and wonderfully warming. Very special.
The Maltman Ardmore 2010 also comes from a sherry barrel. The sherry tones turn into a touch of peat, toffe apple and sweet honey. Then dark chocolate takes over, with pepper and light smoke. Oh so good. And the third new whiskey is the oldest.
The maltman Tomatin 1990 comes from a bourbon hogshead and is a fruit basket full of ripe fruit. Stroopwafels with extra sweet syrup, after which spicy elements take over with pepper, cinnamon and ginger.
Watch here the whole Maltman Collection!
Three great affordable whisky’s from the Strictly Limited label
The Càrn Mòr Strictly Limited Auchroisk 2009 comes from a bourbon hogshead. A fruity nose with strawberries, berries and cherries. Then more vanilla with caramel and cream. A very tasteful and pleasant whiskey.
The Càrn Mòr Strictly Limited Glenturret 2009 is a heavily peated variety, known as Ruadh Mhor. And this barrel was also a former sherry barrel. Light smoke with more salty influences with caramel, mint, passion fruit and polluted grass. On the tongue more Oriental spices and pepper. A tongue stick leads to a long but also refreshing aftertaste.
Very few barrels are available from the Pulteney distillery. A Pulteney 2007 is therefore very special. Exuberant yellow fruit, freshly ironed linen, daisies in bloom (spring) with vanilla and coconut. The fresh aftertaste is becoming more and more spicy.
The superlative of the Càrn Mòr series, Celebration of the Cask
The Celebration of the Cask Glen Grant 1992 is a classic. Earth tones with white and black herbs, juicy oak and strawberry jelly. Oriental spices, caramel and chocolate. Very tasty.
The Celebration of the Cask Ben Nevis 1990 smells like straw and jutte bags. Then red fruit with a hint of smoke and date cake with vanilla cream and caramel. A very satisfying whiskey. The same goes for the Caperdonich 1988. This whiskey from a long-closed distillery comes from a refill sherry hogshead and that has produced a special whiskey. A creamy nose with lemon and lime peels also produces a fruit-flavored taste. A tongue stick is followed by pepper and finally a fresh aftertaste. Very nice.
Watch here for the whole The Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Collection
The Swedish BOX Distillery bottles very special whiskeys
This whiskey BOX Quercus II: Alba first matured for 3 years in former bourbon casks and then switched to new casks of fresh American oak. This has produced soft and very creamy scents with Karamak candy, Werther's Real, milk chocolate and vanilla. All that is laced with honey. Many more herbs follow in the aftertaste.
The very successful Old Perth series has 2 new bottlings
First of all there is the 3rd edition of the Old Perth Peaty. Not only a new chimney from the city of Perth on the label, but also a slightly different composition that has resulted in more peat in the nose and on the tongue.
The Old Perth 2004 is a single cask bottling comes from a first fill sherry hogshead. Bottled in a cask strength of 43.8% this has given the scents of an old library, leather, wax, chocolate, currants and raisins and oak. Then mint, cherry jelly and dates emerge, which turns into more spicy influences with a pinch of smoke. Very special.
Unfortunately this whiskey is very limited available, so be quick ...
Watch here for the Whole Old Perth Collection
The Tastingnotes of these Whisky's
Celebrations of the Cask Glen Grant 1992 25 y.o. 48.2%
Nose: Only real old Glen Grants smell and taste like that. Earth tones with white and black herbs, covered with strawberry jelly. Then juicy oak and more ripe fruit
Taste: really classic with inlaid red fruit covered with oriental spices and caramel and chocolate.
Finish: long and "sticky". A favorite.
Old Perth Single Cask 13 y.o. 43.8% First fill sherry hogshead
Nose: An old library with an old leather chair that has just been waxed. Light tones of chocolate and currants and raisins. Cherry jelly with dates and burned oak. Refreshingly spicy.
Taste: Spicy and slightly smoky, typical Highland Park, and heavy, fruity and slightly bitter from the Macallan. Very tasteful as a whole.
Finish: Delicious on the tongue and long with lots of flavor. More herbs with mint.
Strictly Ltd. Pulteney 2007 10 y.o. 46.0%
Nose: exuberant yellow fruit with freshly ironed linen, daisies in bloom. All that with a nose stimulus.
Taste: first refreshingly sweet with vanilla and coconut. Then inlaid herbs with grass notes and light salty influences.
Finish: splash clean. The herbs do not let the tongue loose anymore.
Maltman Tomatin 1990 27 y.o. 49.3% bourbon hogshead
Nose: A fruit basket full of ripe fruit such as ripe melon, bananas and strawberries
Taste: Again a lot of fruit and the sweet taste of syrup. Later on, some lightly burnt oak on the back of the tongue
Finish: A delicious finish, peppery with some cinnamon, apple pie and a hint of ginger.
Celebrations of the Cask Ben Nevis 1990 27 y.o. 57.1%
Nose: fragrant with straw and burlap. Red fruit with a hint of smoke. Later more yellow fruit and oak.
Taste: deliciously syrupy with date cake and vanilla cream with caramel.
Finish: wonderfully satisfying.
Old Perth Peaty Number 3 NAS 43.0%
Nose: Many sea influences, seaweed, sweet peat and smoke
Taste: A lot of peat with slightly fruity influences and later more sweetness
Finish: delicious Islay influences with lots of peat
Strictly Ltd. Auchroisk 2009 8 y.o. 46.0%
Nose: beautiful fruity nose with strawberries, berries and cherries in jelly. Then more vanilla, caramel and cream with light oak and
Taste: oh so delicious with the above smells also on the tongue. Bonding red fruit with liquid caramel.
Finish: very nice
Maltman Ardmore 2010 7 y.o. 56.5% sherry butt
Nose: This beautiful whiskey has a lovely nose with lots of sherry tones and an attractive touch of peat
Taste: A combination of sweet honey, apple with toffee and soft notes of orange
Finish: A long finish, pepper with dark chocolate, light smoke and liquorice. An adult whiskey for his age
Celebrations of the Cask Caperdonich 1988 29 y.o. 49.1% sherry hogshead
Nose: Delicious light and creamy, with lemon and lime peels. Light vanilla in the nose
Taste: Fresh, fruity and lively. Orange, slightly peppery and lemon. Tongue stimulating
Finish: Lively, and deliciously fresh and a nice aftertaste
Strictly Ltd. Glenturet Ruadh Maor 2009 8 y.o. 46.0% sherry hogshead
Nose: light smoke with more salty influences. Then caramel with passion fruit and pollinated grass.
Taste: more herbs with ras-al-hannout, pepper, red fruit and caramel with mint.
Finish: a light tongue stimulus gives a long and refreshing Finish.
Maltman Secret Speyside 2007 10 y.o. 55.2% sherry butt
Nose: A beautiful whiskey from a sherry butt. The delicious sweet scent of honey with dried orange and the light tones of oak
Taste: A powerhouse. Dark chocolate, honey and cloves. Delicious sweet brioche with chocolate spread
Finish: Wow ... ..what a finish, long with sultanas and apricots
BOX Quecus II: Alba 5 y.o. 50%
3 years in ex-bourbon barrels and 2.5 years in new barrels of American oak
Nose: soft and creamy with Karamak candy and Werther's Real. Milk chocolate, vanilla and honey.
Taste: butterscotch, sweet honey, pleasant spices and chocolate and vanilla.
Finish: long and honey-sweet with herbs at the end.