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.”