Paul was chatting to Jeff of Wild Scotsman, July 2011. "Meet my pal Jeffrey Topping, founder of the Wild Scotsman Whisky. With his “Head Office” on top of his shoulders, Jeff has taken his passion and dreams and made it a reality. His philosophy is simple, nae caramel finishes, watered down proof strengths, or chill filtration. Just simple hand crafted Scotch Malt Whisky bottled as single casks, single malts or vatted malts in the traditional Scottish methods. Good man.
So, Jeff, let’s start at the start…"
By the way; The medal (far right) was for taking gold in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2009 in the category of Vatted Malt Scotch Whisky. www.sfspiritscomp.com
Jim Murray has also done a review which should be in the bibles from 2010 to now. I believe it is above 90 out of 100 (got a 95 out of 100 for my Wild Scotsman 15yr Vatted malt), Jeff.
PAUL; The bottle I have at home is the Wild Scotsman Black, have tried it with pals here, they all love it!
Contact Jeff at; Wild Scotsman, P.O. Box 36399, Cincinnati, OHIO 45236 http://wildscotsman.com
WHAT STAFF DO YOU HAVE IN THE TEAM? My wife, Tina, handles all event and appearance requests. Maybe that is why I have not had a tasting at a Gentlemen’s club? Kay looks after accounts and distribution, want Wild Scotsman in your portfolio? send Kay your details.
WHERE CAN YOUR BOTTLES BE PURCHASHED? Wild Scotsman is bottled at Cumbrae Supply Company in Linwood Scotland. They handle all UK and EU distribution. You can find there contact details at: www.Cumbraesupply.co.uk (we are looking for a few good shops). Stop by the Wild Scotsman web site and you can find US distribution details as well as our official mail order provider, The Party Source, who can ship to over 40 states.
FINALLY; TELL ME ABOUT THE LATEST BOTTLE I HAVE HERE IN MY MITS! The Wild Scotsman Black is a Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (I use the term Blended under duress), @47% alc/vol., non chill filtered, and no added colour. Bottled by hand in Scotland. This creation features my new cigar band cut label and was made for my personal enjoyment with a great cigar, however, you do not need to smoke to enjoy a dram. In fact, this may be the only Scotch whisky made by a cigar smoker for a cigar smoker. The nose is slightly sweet thanks to one cask being an Oloroso Sherry Butt (first time using sherry in my vatted malts) with a wee bit of Islay. A smoke filled room can just disappear with a quick nosing of this dram. The mid palate is rejuvenated as the spicey whisky cuts through the residue of a heavy cigar (or food) on the tongue. The finish is quick as to not irritate the throat, however, the residual mouth alcohol will tingle a for 2 or 3 minutes. Water, rocks, neat, cigar? That is your choice! At the end of the day, Tasting is better than telling.
WELL PAUL, ITS TIME TO SAMPLE! It’s time for a Dram! "JEFF SHOULD BE OVER IN SCOTLAND SOME TIME THIS YEAR, WE WILL CONTINUE THIS SOON..." PAUL.