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Luben

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Oh, was I supposed to keep the boxes? n00b here.
They may look dusty and old but all of those bottles are unopened.

Is preferable to store your Whisky in the dark so keeping them in the boxes helps in that regard.
 

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I heard this morning that a 9th GoT Malt is on it's way.

No further details, but either end of 2019 or early 2020...
 

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They may look dusty and old but all of those bottles are unopened.

Is preferable to store your Whisky in the dark so keeping them in the boxes helps in that regard.
Also, keep them upright. Do not store on their side as whisky does become corked. I know this from experience.

About 3 years or so after we moved, I found an unopened box in my garage which contained whisky (yay). There was a bottle of Cardhu and a bottle of Glendower that had been lying on their sides that were poked because of saturated cork. I ended up using these bottles to top up my infinity blend every now and then until they were finished.

With the Cardhu, the cork broke and remained in the lid which I had to force into the bottle because it just disintegrated every time I tried to gently extract it. I then had to decant and filter the whisky through a very fine sieve to remove the cork bits.
 

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I know the feeling, with the exception of the Pinotage cask I've got minimum 2 bottles of each Three Ships/JSD/Bains releases, including the 2010 single malt release. I'm going to have to settle with 1 bottle of each of these.
Another mark against Distell.

I won't be going to any special effort to get a bottle. Wife is travelling in September and if she manages to get me a PX cask bottle then great, but other than that, fukkit.

I had a chat to Andy Watts about their travel retail exclusives decision and Andy was not very happy about it but the marketing decisions are completely out of his hands, apparently. The thing is that he is perfectly aware of the huge following he has built up among local enthusiasts and how they have effectively removed these whiskys from the reach of this group unless you are able to travel, arrange a mule or get to the distillery. He wanted some to go o specialist whisky retailers such as WhiskyBrother but marketing refused. I know that I am not the only JSD fan who is pissed off about this.
 

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Also, keep them upright. Do not store on their side as whisky does become corked. I know this from experience.

About 3 years or so after we moved, I found an unopened box in my garage which contained whisky (yay). There was a bottle of Cardhu and a bottle of Glendower that had been lying on their sides that were poked because of saturated cork. I ended up using these bottles to top up my infinity blend every now and then until they were finished.

With the Cardhu, the cork broke and remained in the lid which I had to force into the bottle because it just disintegrated every time I tried to gently extract it. I then had to decant and filter the whisky through a very fine sieve to remove the cork bits.
I've never heard of an infinity blend until now, I can guess the concept and it sounds like b awesome idea, I'm gonna start one.

That batch that I moved was my third batch. When I put this batch into storage I realised I store done bottles on their sides, that was quicky rectified. I've broken quite a few corks on bottles that were stored upright, it's such a mission to decant and strain. And you always end up losing a little bit
 

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Another mark against Distell.

I won't be going to any special effort to get a bottle. Wife is travelling in September and if she manages to get me a PX cask bottle then great, but other than that, fukkit.

I had a chat to Andy Watts about their travel retail exclusives decision and Andy was not very happy about it but the marketing decisions are completely out of his hands, apparently. The thing is that he is perfectly aware of the huge following he has built up among local enthusiasts and how they have effectively removed these whiskys from the reach of this group unless you are able to travel, arrange a mule or get to the distillery. He wanted some to go o specialist whisky retailers such as WhiskyBrother but marketing refused. I know that I am not the only JSD fan who is pissed off about this.
I'm not sure what's up with their marketing department. The first time I tasted the Bains 15 was at The Only Whisky Show in 2017. I tasted it a couple of times thereafter but everytime I asked about when it was going to be released is told that marketing is holding back the release.

I also remember Mark from WhiskyBrother tweeting about issues with their marketing department.
 

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I'm not sure what's up with their marketing department. The first time I tasted the Bains 15 was at The Only Whisky Show in 2017. I tasted it a couple of times thereafter but everytime I asked about when it was going to be released is told that marketing is holding back the release.

I also remember Mark from WhiskyBrother tweeting about issues with their marketing department.
He should just tell Distell that he will walk away if the marketing department doesn't come to the party...I would if I was him.

I worked in the wine industry for many years in production and all these marketers are wankers...
 

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He should just tell Distell that he will walk away if the marketing department doesn't come to the party...I would if I was him.

I worked in the wine industry for many years in production and all these marketers are wankers...
Maybe he did that and they called the bluff, who knows the politics. People like to play that card but it rarely works in their favour. Unfortunately we have to accept what's given to us.

I'll be keeping an eye out for Bains tasting events to sample them.
 

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Maybe he did that and they called the bluff, who knows the politics. People like to play that card but it rarely works in their favour. Unfortunately we have to accept what's given to us.

I'll be keeping an eye out for Bains tasting events to sample them.
I seriously doubt that. Under Andy's watch, the distillery has won 42 global awards between Bains and Three Ships, with Bains twice winning the world's best single grain. In fact, the master distillers of Tobermory, Deanston and Bunnahabhaim report to Andy.
 

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What does that mean?
Andy's the boss!

:laugh:

His role has expanded to include distillery operations for the other Distell owned distilleries. He said that he is not as hands on as he used o be in the day to day stuff of JSD but now looks after what all the distilleries are doing and that he oversees the Master Distillers of each.
 

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Bains / three ships fans: I'm organising a JSD tour for 9 August. If you're interested in joining my rag tag group of friends and acquaintances drop me a PM.
 
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Very interesting little tidbit....

Douglas Laing's "Rock Oyster" series of whisky, has been renamed "Rock Island".

The name was changed because it turns out there's an awful lot of people who don't like oysters.

Source: MoM

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Very interesting little tidbit....

Douglas Laing's "Rock Oyster" series of whisky, has been renamed "Rock Island".

The name was changed because it turns out there's an awful lot of people who don't like oysters.

Source: MoM

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Oysters :sick:, first thing that comes to mind when nosing this one is tequila:unsure:

Decent whisky got a bottle on special couple weeks back not sure I'd replace it soon though.
 

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Oysters :sick:, first thing that comes to mind when nosing this one is tequila:unsure:

Decent whisky got a bottle on special couple weeks back not sure I'd replace it soon though.
I would have bought these specials but I bought a Talisker 10 on WWD. I find them to be slightly similar. Honestly I think the name was quite cool but maybe they should have gone for something like 'eilean nan creagan' as the name. Either way the remarkable malts series has some interesting releases! I see they did a cask strength release of the Epicurean, the only one I haven't tried at all yet!
 
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