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Auld Goonsys's Malt Whisky Series

Whisky with a Story. Auld Goonsy is an old timer in the whisky industry and has a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked in the cooperage of bonded warehouses and also in distilleries throughout Scotland.

He has called on many of his old friends, ex-distillery managers and whisky enthusiasts to reminisce about their times working with all things whisky. With his pals of old codgers, they have collectively selected special casks of whisky that they think is perfect to put in a bottle.

The main theme of the range is Single Cask bottlings where the panel of ‘auld yins’ select the cask and then have it bottled. Most casks will be bottled at Cask Strength, others will be bottled at a strength that the panel feel is just right for that dram.

Mannochmore 12 Year Old 2009 (cask 917) - Auld Goonsy's Malt

Type Scotch
Style Single Malt
Region Speyside
Country Scotland
Distillery Mannochmore
ABV % 48.5
Aged 12
NOTES:
RM500.00

Lessons In The Dram

Following Diageo and United Distillers’ acquisition of Scottish Malt Distillers, the first official single malt bottling, a 12 year old, under the 'Flora & Fauna’ range was released from the site.

In 1997, the distillery launched the infamous ‘Loch Dhu’ bottling, which was met with a mixed reaction due to heavy artificially colouring, but has managed to garner a cult following.

Description

Distilled in January 2009 at Speyside's Mannochmore Distillery, this single malt was matured for 12 years, with a finishing period in an Oloroso sherry cask. In June 2021, a total of 203 bottles were drawn from this single cask by the independent bottler, Auld Goonsy's Malt.

Awards

Tasting Notes

Sight
Gold Straw
Nose
Stewed orchard fruits, ginger, a touch of clove, and vegetal oak.
Palate
Fresh malty bread and orange marmalade, a good helping of cinnamon and baking spice, orchard blossom, and drying herbs.
Finish
A whiff of freshly cut grass, nutmeg, soaked sultanas, and poached pear.

Teaninich 13 Year Old 2008 (cask 709849) - Old Goonsy's Malt

Type Scotch
Style Single Malt
Region Highland
Country Scotland
Distillery Teaninich
ABV % 51.5
Aged 13
NOTES:
RM499.00

Lessons In The Dram

The Teaninich distillery is north of Inverness and most of the output is used as a 'filler' for Diageo blends. Therefore, single malt Teaninich bottlings are rare.

Description

This 13 year old single malt was distilled at Teaninich back in June 2008. The whisky was matured in a single cask for 13 years, before the fab gang at Old Goonsy's Malt decided it was time to crack it open and bottle it up in June 2021! A total of 549 bottles were drawn from the cask and the whisky bottled without any added colour or chill-filtration.

Awards

Tasting Notes

Sight
Pale Straw
Nose
Ripe green apples, lemon shortbread, and buttery grain.
Palate
Chocolate wafers, vanilla oak with a soft waft of grassy hay, nutty barley, baked orchard fruits, and cakey spice.
Finish
Lemon drops, toasted nuts, and lingering spice.

Benrinnes 12 Year Old 2008 (cask 307314) - Auld Goonsy's Malt

Type Scotch
Style Single Malt
Region Speyside
Country Scotland
Distillery Benrinnes
ABV % 55.6
Aged 12
NOTES:
RM459.00

Lessons In The Dram

There has been only one official bottling of the Benrinnes distillery. The official bottling is more or less the 15 year old Flora and Fauna edition.

There is a substantial number of independent bottling of the Benrinnes distillery. Most of them are rather light and floral with a few spicy and hot exceptions.

The majority of the Whisky distilled at Benrinnes goes to the Blend industry. They are being used in Johnnie Walker and J&B Blended Whiskys.

Description

Beautiful Benrinnes single malt, distilled in July 2008, after which it spent 12 years maturing in a single American oak hogshead until the folks at Auld Goonsy's Malt decided it was ready for bottling! The cask was opened in June 2021, with a total outturn of 272 bottles at a cask strength of 55.6% ABV.

Awards

Tasting Notes

Sight
Pale Straw
Nose
Seedy toasted granary, charred banana, and sugared almonds.
Palate
Chocolate covered nutmeg biscuits, buttery vanilla, and juicy nectarine, with crisp lemon zest and a touch of vegetal oak.
Finish
Butterscotch, more nutmeg and cakey spice, oily toasted nuts, and a touch of herbal pepper spice.
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