Michel Couvreur is a French independent bottler, well known in the business since over 30 years. The founder, Micher Couvreur … Continue reading A Michel Couvreur Masterclass
At the last Milano Whisky Festival I took part to a great Masterclass organised by the one and only Max Righi: the massive and decisive Max’s Choice.
Today I finally manage to get to one of those neat Valinch & Mallet bottling, by Davide Romano and Fabio … Continue reading South Shore Islay 8 Y.O. (48.8%, VM, 2016)
Maltbarn, the German independent bottlers lead by that knight without fear and with a lot of malt who is Martin Diekmann, has recently bottled this eighteen-years-old from the Orkney Islands. Unfortunately we don’t really know the distillery, but on Orkney there are only two distilleries and this baby here apparently doesn’t come from Scapa. Distilled in 2000 and bottled after 18 years in a bourbon cask, it owes its name to the nice bay in front of Kirkwall Airport. It’s a good looking (I think?) single cask who promises an overbearing (overbearing? overbearing.) drinking experience, and it is listening to such promises that, in collaboration with my calabro-bavarian friend Francesco that a bit foolishly I bought this bottle. Was it a good deal or
an abnormous fuck-up not? Continue reading “Inganess Bay 2000 (52.7%, MB, 2018)”