Retronaut Blackwater Distillery 17 year old Irish Whisky revew #95 from WhiskyJason

WhiskyJason reviews Retronaut Blackwater Distillery 17 year old Single Malt Irish Whisky

The first release of whisky from the Blackwater Distillery. Retronaut was actually distilled elsewhere and this fact is clearly stating on the label.

This is Irish WHISKY not whiskEY – as Blackwater Distiller always says

This limited edition 17 year old single malt Irish whisky is limited to just 1160 bottles.

 

 

Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Brandy Cask Finish review 94

WhiskyJason reviews Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Brandy Cask Finish

The Woodford Reserve Brandy Cask Finish is the 11th release of the Master’s Collection.

For the 2016 Master’s Collection release, normal Woodford Reserve was finished for a further two years in used brandy barrels.

According to Brown-Forman, “brandy, a spirit distilled from wine or fruit, is often aged in oak barrels. Unlike bourbon, brandy does not have the new, charred barrel requirement allowing their barrels to be used multiple times. Therefore, this release is technically not a bourbon but rather a finished whiskey.”

 

Mackmyra Skördetid Swedish Single Malt Whisky review #93 from WhiskyJason

WhiskyJason reviews Mackmyra Skördetid Swedish Single Malt Whisky. Skördetid, is an Swedish whisky with a six months finish in Masi Costasera Amarone casks.

Skördetid, which is Swedish for “harvest time”, is the result of close collaboration between Mackmyra and the Italian wine producer Masi, and is available in limited quantities.

This whisky was initially matured in the Bodås mine in Sweden in Mackmyra casks, and, to finish the whisky, a high proportion spent a final six months in the Masi 600 litres oak barrels.

 

The Quiet Man Sherry Finished 12 years old Single Malt Irish Whiskey Review #090

WhiskyJason reviews The Quiet Man Sherry Finished 12 years old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

The Quiet Man 12 Year Old Sherry Finish was finished for ca. 9 months in 500 liter sherry butts, sourced from the Garvey Bodegas. Before that the casks were used to age oloroso sherry for 32 years. The initial whiskey, distilled in a copper pot still and made from Irish malted barley was matured in 1st fill bourbon barrels for more than 11 years.

 

#89 – GND – Burke’s Irish Whiskey 15 Year old Single Cask CHALLENGE from WhiskyJason

WhiskyJason review 15 year old Burkes Irish Whiskey from the GND Great Northern Distilliery.

Burke’s 15 Year Old Single Cask 7865
Burke’s 15 Year Old Single Cask 7866
Burke’s 15 Year Old Single Cask 7869
Burke’s 15 Year Old Single Cask 7870

These bottles come from John Teeling’s Great Northern Distillery. They are effectively the second round of releases from existing stock from the Cooley distillery.

Great Northern is a very large distillery in the former Harp Brewery in Dundalk, Irland. It will be a few years before we whiskey made at GND can be tasted but fortunately they have good stocks of mature whiskey for us to enjoy in the meantime.

These four bottle of Burke’s are all single casks, fifteen years old and they are all bottled at natural cask strength.