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WTF Malt

4.0 (1 review)


Category: ABV: 40%Bottle Size: 700mlBrands: WTF MaltDrink or Keep: Drinker


WTF Malt is a way for us here at Oak and Barley, to introduce whisky lovers to something new.  Something that they would probably ignore because it’s not a big brand with a gazillion marketing fluffies tasked with brain washing whisky lovers into believing that it’s the best thing since the invention of the copper pot still.  But that also means they don’t have to bankroll all those fluffies either, so naturally, the end product is considerably cheaper.  Sadly (and mostly due to aforementioned fluffies) a lot of whisky consumers think cost = quality – something we don’t believe is necessarily true.

So here we have it.  A bottle of blended malt scotch whisky.  No grain whisky involved.  No continuous column stills.  All pot still distilled malt whisky from Highlands and Speyside, aged between 3 and 8 years.  You just won’t know what it is until it arrives by express delivery.

The brand has been around since the 1970’s and they are present in at least 70 markets.

Tasting Notes for WTF Malt

On appearance it’s a nice dark amber.   The nose is malty and it has some subtle orchard fruits notes, mostly apple with hints of crisp, ripe pears.  The body is firm, structured and smooth.  More fruits on the palate rising up over light oak and boiled sweets.  A delicate, lingering finish with more oakiness and fruits.

What some of our whisky enthusiast friends have said about WTF Malt

QUOTE 1“I’ve jumped in on some of these random mystery whisky deals in the Oak and Barley WeChat groups and never been disappointed.  I was asked by Oak and Barley to pilot a bottle of this in January 2022 so I took a punt without any question.  I think it’s an interesting bottle.  It has some interesting flavours there and the quality is easily on par with any NAS Scotch single malt from Highlands or Speyside that has been matured in ex-bourbon casks.  It’s just a lot cheaper.”

QUOTE 2“I can’t stand Jay.  If it wasn’t for the whisky deals from Oak and Barley, I’d never speak to him.  But he knows his shit and he’s got amazing bargains.  This is one of them”

QUOTE 3“Is this Scotch?  It’s smooth enough to be Irish.”


1 review for WTF Malt

  1. Chris ~ 克里斯

    Nothing if you want to smell the whisky because the nose is not that good and that I expected already.
    But on the palate and the finish it is very nice and surprises me in a positive way.
    But I recommend to give it at least 20 minutes time in the glass without a cover. then it opens up very nice.

    That’s one to drink and not to smell. All in all 81/100 points or 4 stars

    Nose: 75 points
    first of all even it only has 40% I think the alcohol is quite strong here even after the time in the glass. behind that there are a few yellow fruits like apple. Spices come up which someone could think that this is maybe a slight smoke flavor.
    A slightly sweet note I get.

    Palate: 85 points
    here I have yellow and red fruits, cereals, milk chocolate, nuts, caramel, sweet, a little bit vanilla, a little bit leather, oak, not bitter at all. Creamy.
    Very round and smooth. nice feeling on the palate

    Finish: 84 points
    here the flavors from the palate are all present as well. The only difference is that it’s getting a bit more bitter and dry at the end but I don’t think in a bad way.

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