Home » Archive

Articles in the The Maltman Category

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Oloroso, Tasting Notes, The Maltman »

[30 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Bruichladdich 12 yo First Fill Sherry cask (The Maltman)

This very interesting Laddie was distilled Sept. 2001 and bottled January 2014. A total of 492 bottles were filled from cask #326 (Oloroso). A first fill laddie is something I do not think I sampled recently, and It was my first Laddie from this bottler (The Maltman), so I really did not know what to expect (other than BIG sherry).
Bruichladdich …

Headline, Port Cask, Springbank, Tasting Notes, The Maltman »

[5 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments | ]
Quick dram: Springbank 16 (port cask first fill)–The Maltman

Time for another single cask from the Maltman label. Another Port you say? Yes, another one. [after the kilchoman,and others recently, and more coming soon!]
This time a very unusual port cask (first fill) Springbank, distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2014, making it 16 yo.  A first fill port cask is an interesting choice as this is bound to impact …

Bruichladdich, Headline, Port Charlotte, Tasting Notes, The Maltman »

[22 Oct 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
Port Charlotte 12 year old–The Maltman

Been a while since I tasted a new cask from the Maltman, and every time it’s fun with this cool little IB. Port Charlotte, I love Port Charlotte, and this is the oldest PC I’ve tasted to date, it’s the oldest around I think. PC11 OB was brilliant, so how is one more year and a different cask will affect …

Glenturret, Headline, Tasting Notes, The Maltman »

[19 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Glenturret 30 yo (The Malt Man)

Been a while since I reviewed a single cask bottling from the Maltman which is a small IB from Glasgow. I’ve previously tasted a few of their single casks, and this has been sitting patiently for review for a few months. Now it’s time. Glenturret is not a distillery I get to taste much, and this is indeed the first …

Headline, Strathmill, Tasting Notes, The Maltman, Uncategorized »

[5 Jun 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Strathmill 21 yo (The Maltman)

Strathmill single malt? when have you seen a bottle of that on a whisky shelf recently? Odds are you you have not, since this distillery (owned by Diageo) is not really into selling single malt , but rather distils malt for use in the various Diageo blends, or something of the like. I’ve googled it, and found out it has …

Cask Strength, Featured, Glenrothes, Headline, Tasting Notes, The Maltman »

[23 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Glenrothes 18 single cask (The Maltman)

I quite like the Glenrothes, but sadly they have been bottling their OBs at low ABV, using Caramel, and it’s rather sad to see their splendid malt ending its life that way. Of course older vintages are nicer,but also quite expensive. Here’s a fine example of how good an 18 Cask sample (at CS) indie can be. This one was …

Arran, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, The Maltman »

[24 Jan 2013 | One Comment | ]
Arran 14–The Maltman

Last week I reviewed a nice Bowmore 21 from this label, and today a younger 14 year old arran. I have tasted quite a few arrans in recent months, and found that the older they are the better i like them (see this Arran vertical from quite some time ago.) So , at 14 i was looking forward to a …

bowmore, Headline, Independent Bottling, Islay, Tasting Notes, The Maltman »

[15 Jan 2013 | One Comment | ]
The MaltMan Bowmore  1989 21 yo

Thrilled to feature a brand new Indie bottler today , The Maltman. This label is bottled by the Meadowside blending Co. located in Glasgow. I have to admit this is the first time I’ve tasted their single casks, and find them rather nice. One downside is that all of them are watered down to about 46% rather than CS, which …