Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 366: Auchentoshan 30 Year Old 1987 for Singapore
Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky vlogger, shares his experience with a very special Auchentoshan. After the single cask release bottled for China in 2017 (which took close to military maneuvers to get a bottle to Belgium) another single cask was bottled in 2018, this time for Singapore. Getting that one to Belgium was even more crazy. After Mark found out about the release, he put a cry for help on Facebook. Keith Chong from Singapore got in touch saying he could help, while Davide Romano – yes, the fellow behind Valinch & Mallet with which Mark has been friends for a couple of years – told him he was about to travel there. Mark brought Keith and Davide together and the latter offered to be the smuggler courier to bring the bottle back to Europe. The corona debacle meant that it still took quite a few weeks to get the bottle to Belgium, but at last it’s home. It’s an Auchentoshan from 1987 that matured for three decades on a sherry butt.