Joerg Yoki's Whisky Tasting

Joerg Yoki's Whisky Tasting - Part 1 Title: The GlenAllachie with Marsala Wood Finish (10 Years)
Joerg Yoki's Whisky Tasting - Part 1
Title: The GlenAllachie with Marsala Wood Finish
Distillery: The GlenAllachie Distillers Co. Limited
Established: 1967
Place, region, country: Aberlour, Speyside, Scotland
Master Distiller: Billy Walker
Variety: Single malt Scotch Whisky
Aged: 10 years
Alcohol content: 48%
Information of the Distillery: The intensely golden bronze malt has been matured in American Oak Wood Barrels for more than eight years. It was then re-racked into Marsala Wine Casks from Sicilian city of Marsala. The second maturation period provides additional depth of flavour and requires constant, careful monitoring to achieve the perfect balance.
Colour: Intense golden bronze (natural colour)
Chill filtered: Non
Nose: Sweet spice, fruity , apple and pineapple with hints of mint and cinnamon
Taste: Heather honey, caramel and apricots
Finish: Medium length with orange peel and cinnamon (not smoky)
Assessment of Joerg Yoki: ?????? (6 of 10 stars)
Date of assessment: 17/May/2020
 
Joerg Yoki's Whisky Tasting - Part 2 Title: The Balvenie Caribbean Cask (14 Years)
Joerg Yoki's Whisky Tasting - Part 2
Title: The Balvenie Caribbean Cask (14 Years)
Distillery: The Balvenie Distillery Company
Established: 1892
Place, region, country: Dufftown, Speyside, Scotland
Master Distiller: David C. Stewart (now retired)
Variety: Single malt Scotch Whisky
Aged: 14 years
Alcohol content: 43%
Information of the Distillery: The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 year old single malt whisky has been matured in traditional oak whisky casks for 14 years, and then ‘finished’ in casks that previously held Caribbean rum.
To create the ideal finish Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE filled American oak casks with his own blend of select West Indian rums.
When he judged the casks to be ready, the rum was replaced with the 14 year old spirit and the wood was put to work adding the final touches.
The result is an exceptional single malt whisky with the traditional smooth, honeyed character of The Balvenie married with notes of toffee and a hint of fruit, with a warm, lingering finish.
Colour: Golden bronze (with dye (caramel) for even coloring)
Chill filtered: N/A
Nose: Sweet and creamy toffee on the nose combines with fresh fruit and Rum notes
Taste: Rounded with vanilla and sweet oak notes, with a fruity and Rum character that develops with time
Finish: Warm, soft, lingering and light rum notes (not smoky)
Rating of Joerg Yoki:
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Date of rating: 24/May/2020
 
Joerg Yoki's Whisky Tasting - Part 3 Title: anCnoc Highland Single Malt (24 Years)
Joerg Yoki's Whisky Tasting - Part 3
Title: anCnoc Highland Single Malt (24 Years)
Distillery: The Knockdhu Distillery Company
Established: 1894
Place, region, country: Knock, Banffshire , Scotland
Master Distiller: Gordon Bruce (Distillery Manager)
Variety: Single malt Scotch Whisky
Aged: 24 years
Alcohol content: 46%
Information of the Distillery:
The distillery was founded in 1894 by John Morrison, who bought the land from the Duke of Fife to produce whisky for Haig's after several springs on the southern slope of Knock Hill were discovered.
A distillery like no other, traditional production methods are used to craft a curiously modern Single Malt. Proudly named anCnoc, meaning simply 'the hill' in Gaelic, every drop of this remarkable Scotch Whisky celebrates its Highland home, rich heritage and the spirit of Modern Tradition.
anCnoc 24 Years Old has been bottled in its most natural form – neither chill-filtered nor coloured, and as a result may develop a light haze with the addition of water or if kept at a cold temperature. This haze is a natural characteristic of whisky that is non chill-filtered.
Colour: Vintage amber (natural colour).
Chill filtered: Non
Nose: Densely sweet and spicy with a cosy embrace of Christmas cake. Rich yet crisp with notes of vanilla, set toffee and lemon juice.
Taste: Spiciness continues with hints of candied orange slices, warm honey and 'worn leather filling' the mouth with a symphony of maturity.
Finish: Long-lasting and pleasantly mild (not smoky).
Rating of Joerg Yoki:
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Date of rating: 07/June/2020
 
Joerg Yoki's Whisky Tasting - Part 4 Title: Highland Park - Viking Honour Single Malt (12 Years)
Joerg Yoki's Whisky Tasting - Part 4
Title: Highland Park - Viking Honour Single Malt (12 Years)
Distillery: Highland Park Distillery
Established: 1798 (In 1825 Robert Borwick built today's distillery.)
In 1798 he was caught illegally distilling whisky on the site. In 1826, nearly 30 years later, Highland Park received an official license to distill whisky.
Place, region, country: Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Master Distiller: Gordon Motion
Variety: Single malt Scotch Whisky
Aged: 12 years
Alcohol content: 40%
Information of the Distillery: VIKING HONOUR reflects the unique culture of our remote island home here on Orkney. Part of Scotland yes, but originally belonging to a vast Viking kingdom. At Highland Park, we honour the spirit of our Viking ancestors, sharing their pride, integrity and fierce independence, and we distill our award-winning whisky to the same exacting standards introduced in 1798 by our founder, Magnus Eunson, a descendant of those early Viking settlers.
Old Viking Saying: ‘I am a reflection of my ancestors and values. I keep them close and continue to learn, to pass on those values to future generations. My name is all I truly have. Let it be a legacy of honour.‘
The 12 YEAR OLD VIKING HONOUR aged in sherry casks and convinces with a sweet and spicy character, as well as slight smokiness.
Colour: Glowing amber - average colour tint 12.4 (natural colour)
Chill filtered: not specified
Nose: Fresh, clean and very aromatic. Floral notes abound the senses with a light grassiness. Notes of creamy Manuka honey and a touch of juicy citrus with cream and a well-balanced sweetness.
Taste: Heather honey, rich fruitcake, winter spices and Seville oranges. Very light aromatic smoky peat
Finish: Quite long with spice, woo
d shavings and heather (very little smoky).
Rating of Joerg Yoki:???? 
??? ?  5 of 10 stars (plus 1 extra star ?  for the hound on the packaging)
Date of rating: 27/June/2020