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Forum: Whisky Bottle Date & Other Information Requests 04-25-2018, 01:44 PM
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Posted By blenderm
Not really as the Grants and Long John are...

Not really as the Grants and Long John are standard blends and not worth much, better to just drink them. The Glenfiddich is from the early 80's when they dropped the age statement as they didn't...
Forum: Whisky Bottle Date & Other Information Requests 04-25-2018, 01:39 PM
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Views: 1,367
Posted By blenderm
!0 Pipers was sold to Chivas by Barton Distilling...

!0 Pipers was sold to Chivas by Barton Distilling in either 1966 or 1967. As far as I'm aware Chivas still owned the brand in the 1990's although it went through a few significant changes in that time
Forum: Whisky Bottle Date & Other Information Requests 04-25-2018, 01:34 PM
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Views: 1,004
Posted By blenderm
This is the bottle that replaced the half gallon...

This is the bottle that replaced the half gallon and its from any time from the early 1980's to the late 1990's
Forum: Whisky Bottle Date & Other Information Requests 08-08-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,362
Posted By blenderm
would really need to see a photo but it seems to...

would really need to see a photo but it seems to come from the 50's or 60's.. Age is 4 years old no matter when it was bottled.
Forum: Whisky Bottle Date & Other Information Requests 03-10-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 95,899
Posted By blenderm
These are from the late 1930's are were the...

These are from the late 1930's are were the fore-runners of Old Smuggler that is still bottled today. These were most likely bottled and shipped by Hiram Walker & Sons possible prior to them buying...
Forum: Whisky Bottle Date & Other Information Requests 09-06-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,012
Posted By blenderm
It's a standard whisky and not one of the well...

It's a standard whisky and not one of the well known ones and not very valuable so I wouldn't expect it to go for more than $10 to $20, much better you open and enjoy
Forum: Whisky Bottle Date & Other Information Requests 08-19-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,619
Posted By blenderm
Every bottle and case was supposed to have been...

Every bottle and case was supposed to have been brought back as there was only one shipment but I know some were never returned but some retail outlets so its most likely that it was from this...
Forum: Whisky Bottle Date & Other Information Requests 08-18-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,619
Posted By blenderm
This was only shipped once to the USA in the late...

This was only shipped once to the USA in the late 1960's. The complete shipment was supposed to have been returned as analysis showed dangerously high levels of lead from the crystal. It appears that...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-14-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,651
Posted By blenderm
The brand was registered in 1979 to the company...

The brand was registered in 1979 to the company trading in Glasgow but I feel that it was a one off and possibly only sold for a very short time. Back then there was so much excess whisky available...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-12-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,218
Posted By blenderm
Was sold from the 1930's through to the middle of...

Was sold from the 1930's through to the middle of the 1970's mainly in the USA, from the embossing it could be anywhere from the late 1940's to the late 1960's.
Forum: Whisky Bottle Date & Other Information Requests 09-27-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,946
Posted By blenderm
Its not really worth anything as its a standard...

Its not really worth anything as its a standard whisky, much better to enjoy it
Forum: Whisky Bottle Date & Other Information Requests 07-12-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,677
Posted By blenderm
This was only bottled once in the late 1960's as...

This was only bottled once in the late 1960's as you say and only bottled for America. It was shipped back withing 2 months after being tested by a federal lab and found to have massively high...
Forum: Whisky Blends 02-12-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,042
Posted By blenderm
From the early 1980's on and valued as a current...

From the early 1980's on and valued as a current standard bottle, drink and enjoy
Forum: Whisky Bottle Date & Other Information Requests 11-11-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,739
Posted By blenderm
Photos would be a great help

Photos would be a great help
Forum: Whisky Blends 07-31-2014, 09:32 AM
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Views: 2,897
Posted By blenderm
Its from the late 70's early 80's and only worth...

Its from the late 70's early 80's and only worth its face value as a standard bottle of whisky
Forum: Whisky Blends 07-22-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,565
Posted By blenderm
From the label I feel that its from the 1970's,...

From the label I feel that its from the 1970's, though it could be early eighties. It's teh "Non-refillable" fitment that's clanking not a spring cap.
Forum: Whisky Blends 02-03-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,165
Posted By blenderm
Many years ago I was invited to visit the sample...

Many years ago I was invited to visit the sample room of a very well known whisky company and was allowed to smell and taste some whiskies from closed distilleries [pre 1st WW]. Quite honestly apart...
Forum: Whisky Blends 02-01-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,165
Posted By blenderm
A good marketing idea for selling modern blended...

A good marketing idea for selling modern blended malts, wish I'd thought of it
Forum: Trading Post 01-05-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,277
Posted By blenderm
Value's about 12, if someone was interested in...

Value's about 12, if someone was interested in buying it, it's a standard blend even though it says 8 years old, they did this in an effort to counteract the decline in their sales and the bad...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-30-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,208
Posted By blenderm
They stopped bottling this around 2008 so you'll...

They stopped bottling this around 2008 so you'll be lucky to find any
Forum: Whisky Blends 12-28-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,763
Posted By blenderm
If there's no age on the label this is a 4 year...

If there's no age on the label this is a 4 year old blend produced from the 30's up to the 50's/60's depending on the label. Not very valuable unless someone wants it for their collection, which I...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-19-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,426
Posted By blenderm
They're all standard whiskies so no real value,...

They're all standard whiskies so no real value, it's best to open and enjoy
Slainthe
Forum: Whisky Bottle Date & Other Information Requests 12-17-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,743
Posted By blenderm
That must have been bottled before the 80's as...

That must have been bottled before the 80's as the strength changed to %age alcohol then. I have a similar label that dates from the late 50's/early 1960's so it;s very possible that you're drinking...
Forum: Whisky Blends 12-11-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,521
Posted By blenderm
Lead was never used to make caps only the...

Lead was never used to make caps only the external capsule that covers the cap and stopped being used in the late 60's when tin foil was used for a few years. If you get a very old bottle [pre 60's]...
Forum: Whisky Bottle Date & Other Information Requests 12-05-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,623
Posted By blenderm
Ross Brothers was owned by Sydney Hillman which...

Ross Brothers was owned by Sydney Hillman which dates it prior to the mid 1970's when he stopped trading. I would reckon it dates from the mid to late 50's through to the mid 70's.
Forum: Trading Post 11-28-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,725
Posted By blenderm
Value's always what someones willing to pay but...

Value's always what someones willing to pay but the bottle's no older than 1948 and no younger than the mid 1950's when the company name changed.
Forum: Whisky Bottle Date & Other Information Requests 11-28-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,139
Posted By blenderm
"Liqueur" was used on nearly every whisky label...

"Liqueur" was used on nearly every whisky label up to the 1940's or so. If you can take some sharper/clearer photos of the labels I may be able to help date it better.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-06-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,210
Posted By blenderm
The tons of stories are exactly that - stories,...

The tons of stories are exactly that - stories, glass bottles were very uncommon before the 1860's as most whisky was sold in "greybeards" large 5 or 10 gallon pottery jugs to pubs and you then...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-30-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,414
Posted By blenderm
I think part of it may be taxes but your surmise...

I think part of it may be taxes but your surmise about the companies sending more across the pond is correct, in many instances there are releases over there that we never see. I suppose business...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-27-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,210
Posted By blenderm
Easy answer - it won't have the same flavour...

Easy answer - it won't have the same flavour profile even if you re bottle into smaller bottles, If they're glass that will affect the taste over time, if they're plastic the same will happen as...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-20-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,697
Posted By blenderm
I was told that it was your postal regulations...

I was told that it was your postal regulations that made it very difficult not state ones.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-19-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,697
Posted By blenderm
Sorry, though you wanted to ship barrels of...

Sorry, though you wanted to ship barrels of whisky across.

I'd be very careful of buying outside of the US no matter what you're told as postal regulations doesn't allow for bottles to be shipped...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-18-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,697
Posted By blenderm
A little more info would help a lot

A little more info would help a lot
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-05-2013, 07:17 PM
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Posted By blenderm
Value for an empty bottle is virtually nil,...

Value for an empty bottle is virtually nil, especially with no labels. As to age it's difficult to age although the metal cap dates it from the 50's or sixties but with nothing else to use as a guide...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 09-19-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,125
Posted By blenderm
Unless someone wants that specific bottle it's...

Unless someone wants that specific bottle it's unlikely that it would be worth more than a current bottle of standard blended whisky, drink and enjoy
Slainthe
Forum: Whisky Blends 09-14-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,427
Posted By blenderm
I remember these being made commercially and sold...

I remember these being made commercially and sold in shops from the mid 1970's so it could date from then to the late 80's. The numbers on teh bottle are mould marks from the glass works and cannot...
Forum: Whisky Blends 09-14-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,900
Posted By blenderm
MacKinlay's was the standard blend sold by...

MacKinlay's was the standard blend sold by Charles MacKinley who was owned by Invergordon Distillers. This company was then bought by Whyte & Mackay and the brand became mainly one for a few export...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-22-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,844
Posted By blenderm
They're a small company that buy casks of single...

They're a small company that buy casks of single malts and bottle them. These third party bottles are never the same as the distillery company's, sometimes better quite often different. They'll all...
Forum: Whisky Blends 08-10-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,561
Posted By blenderm
This would appear to be a standard bottle of...

This would appear to be a standard bottle of Teacher's blended whisky. If you post a photo I should be able to date it better.
Forum: Whisky Blends 08-01-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,048
Posted By blenderm
Your best source for this would be Diageo who own...

Your best source for this would be Diageo who own the brand, drop them an email.
Forum: Whisky Blends 07-27-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,743
Posted By blenderm
Sorry no, 100 Pipers appears top be an export...

Sorry no, 100 Pipers appears top be an export [from Scotland] only brand.
Forum: Whisky Blends 07-26-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,743
Posted By blenderm
Firstly I think you'll find that Canadian liquor...

Firstly I think you'll find that Canadian liquor laws will not allow you to import whisky as the Liquor Control Boards are the only means of importing spirit into Canada, if they do let you then...
Forum: Whisky Blends 07-26-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,693
Posted By blenderm
As the Cluny is a blended whisky it's not really...

As the Cluny is a blended whisky it's not really worth any more than face value, see...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-23-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,697
Posted By blenderm
A bottling of a single cask, whether it's once a...

A bottling of a single cask, whether it's once a year or more often, I regard as a special as that specific bottling will never be repeated as each cask is uniquely different.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-23-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,594
Posted By blenderm
The law change a year or so ago and all vatted...

The law change a year or so ago and all vatted malts have now to be called blended malts even [as I understand it] if it's all the same single malts. I doubt if there are any Vatted Malts or Vatted...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-22-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,697
Posted By blenderm
If it's a special release then either the bottles...

If it's a special release then either the bottles are numbered or they advertise the number bottled. As a general rule I'd take it that if it's not numbered it's not a special release.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-20-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,727
Posted By blenderm
Heat can cause a small problem with most...

Heat can cause a small problem with most whiskies, check the colour and if they're either much darker than it should be or much lighter then I'd agree with Cato. Extreme heat can cause a change in...
Forum: Whisky Blends 07-17-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,858
Posted By blenderm
JW Black's a 12 year old whisky and your's was a...

JW Black's a 12 year old whisky and your's was a very old bottle, this is a JW Red a standard whisky with no premium for age and not an old bottling. Standard whiskies, unless a very old bottling or...
Forum: Whisky Blends 07-15-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,858
Posted By blenderm
There may be a very slight premium over the...

There may be a very slight premium over the current cost of of the same volume of whisky, that's if someone really wanted it, but it's really only worth the face value of the whisky. Open and enjoy...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-15-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,722
Posted By blenderm
There may be a very slight premium over the...

There may be a very slight premium over the current cost of of the same volume of whisky, that's if someone really wanted it, but it's really only worth the face value of the whisky. Open and enjoy...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-05-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,338
Posted By blenderm
This was one of the companies owned by Sydney...

This was one of the companies owned by Sydney Hillman who operated from London, he then bought Burn Stewart in the early 1970's, who bottled this for him, thus the Dumbarton connection. The company...
Forum: Whisky Blends 07-04-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,642
Posted By blenderm
Any numbers or letters on the bottom of a bottle...

Any numbers or letters on the bottom of a bottle refer to the manufacture of the bottle and have nothing to do with the age of the bottle, they are normally the number of the bottle mould, where it...
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 06-30-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,328
Posted By blenderm
These were bottled for senior members of the...

These were bottled for senior members of the company to give out, normally they have a front label with room for the recipients name and a comment or two, these were glued/self adhesive and stuck on...
Forum: Whisky Blends 06-30-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,630
Posted By blenderm
I believe they bottle the green wax ones every...

I believe they bottle the green wax ones every year for the Kentucky Derby week. If I'm correct then drink and enjoy
Slainthe
Forum: Whisky Blends 06-25-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,035
Posted By blenderm
You're correct about the bottler, must be my old...

You're correct about the bottler, must be my old eyes. Gordon Morrison was one of the companies owned by Ronald Morrison who used to own Glayva liqueur which I now believe is owned by Whyte and...
Forum: Whisky Blends 06-24-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,035
Posted By blenderm
Bottled by Gordon and McPhail who used to bottle...

Bottled by Gordon and McPhail who used to bottle numerous different labels, many private and some in limited numbers but without any real premium. I reckon it's really only worth money to a Scottish...
Forum: Whisky Blends 06-22-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,480
Posted By blenderm
Could be any time from the 1970's, when they...

Could be any time from the 1970's, when they started to use the red cap, but it's difficult to date as the photos are slightly out of focus. As to worth, there's no premium so open and enjoy....
Forum: Whisky Blends 06-18-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,342
Posted By blenderm
The Teachers label is from 1942 to 1960 when the...

The Teachers label is from 1942 to 1960 when the "US Patent Office" was taken off. Sorry can't place it more accurately but the tax stamp should.
Forum: Whisky Blends 06-10-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,758
Posted By blenderm
It's the standard Grants Blend in a jug, most...

It's the standard Grants Blend in a jug, most likely from around the 1970/80's the heyday of companies bottling jugs. Should still be drinkable but until opened it's hard to tell, as to price it's...
Forum: Whisky Blends 06-08-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,673
Posted By blenderm
I reckon this is just a normal Royal Salute...

I reckon this is just a normal Royal Salute bottle, open and enjoy
Slainthe
Forum: Whisky Blends 06-07-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,491
Posted By blenderm
This was bottled from around the late 80's...

This was bottled from around the late 80's through to the late 90's, from memory it had a good percentage of Ardmore peated malt so should be quite nice.
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 05-30-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,175
Posted By blenderm
I've seen these in full sized bottles from the...

I've seen these in full sized bottles from the 1970's so it's possible it's from around that time.
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 05-30-2013, 09:29 AM
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Views: 1,782
Posted By blenderm
More likely to be Brazilian, like you I couldn't...

More likely to be Brazilian, like you I couldn't find anything
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-30-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,623
Posted By blenderm
Hate to disagree, I have this one and it's from...

Hate to disagree, I have this one and it's from the 70's, by the 80's all bottles quoted strength in %alc.
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 05-12-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,269
Posted By blenderm
For info on their ages drop an email to the...

For info on their ages drop an email to the company with photos,
info@wgrant.com
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-11-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,754
Posted By blenderm
This ones from the mid 80's and is not really...

This ones from the mid 80's and is not really worth any more than a current bottle
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-09-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,745
Posted By blenderm
I've only tasted a few independent bottlers so I...

I've only tasted a few independent bottlers so I can't comment on them all. The main concern I have with them is that every bottling is different, that's what they sell them on. I've found one or two...
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 04-28-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,998
Posted By blenderm
Thanks for the heads up on location, in that case...

Thanks for the heads up on location, in that case I'd say it was definitely just a curiosity as there was and is a massive counterfeit/faking industry in the SE Asia area.
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 04-27-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,998
Posted By blenderm
You're right about the can and, if I remember...

You're right about the can and, if I remember correctly, it was made from molasses like 98% of Indian distilled whisky
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-27-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,180
Posted By blenderm
Try emailing Grants with a photo of the label and...

Try emailing Grants with a photo of the label and they will most likely help you.
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 04-24-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,998
Posted By blenderm
Looks to be a "blend" produced in Panama, as such...

Looks to be a "blend" produced in Panama, as such it doesn't appear to have any traditional whiskies in it. If so then it's really only worth curiosity value.
Forum: Whisky Blends 04-23-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,849
Posted By blenderm
Teachers has always claimed that it was a 45%...

Teachers has always claimed that it was a 45% malt blend [I think it's on the label] but I do remember being told a coupleof years ago of a new style Teachers called Origin that had more than 65%...
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 04-21-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,192
Posted By blenderm
Have a look at McTears past auctions from lot 740...

Have a look at McTears past auctions from lot 740 for some idea of values,
http://www.mctears.co.uk/auctions/browse.aspx?id=8aecd5c5-63f7-4d3e-a79f-82bd56998455
Forum: Whisky Blends 04-18-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,594
Posted By blenderm
I watched eBay quite a lot when they sold whisky...

I watched eBay quite a lot when they sold whisky and there was a big difference between asking price and whether the bottle actually sold.
Check some of the auction houses that have whisky sales and...
Forum: Whisky Blends 04-16-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,330
Posted By blenderm
It looks to have a non refillable fitment and...

It looks to have a non refillable fitment and possibly dates from the 70's or 80's, no premium over the current value of a new bottle especially as the level is in the shoulder.
Forum: Whisky Blends 04-16-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,594
Posted By blenderm
Jamie 08 was sold in a couple of countries, USA...

Jamie 08 was sold in a couple of countries, USA for a few years in the 70's, Argentina since the 1960's and Spain since the 1970's. The number on the bottom of the bottle is the manufacturing mould...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-16-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,560
Posted By blenderm
Saconne & Speed are just the American importers,...

Saconne & Speed are just the American importers, The bottle dates form before the late 1960's when Chivas started to change the label design but how much before you'd have to ask Chivas, because of...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-14-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,180
Posted By blenderm
Looks like a bottling from the late 70's/80's...

Looks like a bottling from the late 70's/80's when they dropped the age statement.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-14-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,626
Posted By blenderm
Like you my understanding is that these are batch...

Like you my understanding is that these are batch numbers, in a way like the ones on Laphroaig Cask Strength, but much less noticeable. The problem is that each batch could have as many as 10,000+ or...
Forum: Whisky Blends 04-13-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,550
Posted By blenderm
That's what happens at the distilleries to check...

That's what happens at the distilleries to check on experimental runs or how a new style is ageing, the sample you take will stop ageing though. The big problem is how to interpret what you get from...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-02-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,160
Posted By blenderm
Woe is me, but considering that it's more or less...

Woe is me, but considering that it's more or less an annual occurrence for someone to come up with a "magic" method [and that includes the industry] I took this at face value.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-01-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,160
Posted By blenderm
Reminds me of a company in the Isle of Man who...

Reminds me of a company in the Isle of Man who said they had invented a method for fast maturing whisky. It worked in the lab but they could never get it to work full scale. In the end they started...
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 03-28-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,443
Posted By blenderm
It's a bottle of Ballantine's Scotch Whisky, the...

It's a bottle of Ballantine's Scotch Whisky, the seals literal translation is "everybody's friend". It looks like a standard, I can't be 100% positive, if so it's only worth it's face value.
Forum: Whisky Blends 03-26-2013, 10:13 AM
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Posted By blenderm
Isle of Skye is owned by Ian Macleod an old...

Isle of Skye is owned by Ian Macleod an old whisky brokering company that over the past number of years has started increasing the number of distilleries they own.
Try this link...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-26-2013, 10:08 AM
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Views: 4,241
Posted By blenderm
I don't know if the distillery is still running...

I don't know if the distillery is still running but I ran a check on the company [privately owned] and they haven't submitted accounts for audit since December 2010
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 03-21-2013, 10:40 AM
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Posted By blenderm
As Silverfish says it depends, if it's new oak...

As Silverfish says it depends, if it's new oak then it will need to be charred and that's where your first decision is made, whether you want it toasted or alligator charred or somewhere in between,...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-17-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,241
Posted By blenderm
Try this link ...

Try this link
http://www.speysidedistillery.co.uk/index.php
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-15-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,560
Posted By blenderm
This company used to be owned by Courage...

This company used to be owned by Courage Breweries who were bought by the Hanson Trust and then sold to Fosters beers. Somewhere in this the brand and company name were lost, as were many other...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-07-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,909
Posted By blenderm
As far as high strength spirit and cork I...

As far as high strength spirit and cork I wouldn't worry unless it's 50 years or more in teh bottle.

For Dale - TCA has also been found in the wooden pallets that carry dry goods for bottlings...
Forum: Whisky Blends 03-06-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,935
Posted By blenderm
In Scots Gaelic its slainthe with a slant over...

In Scots Gaelic its slainthe with a slant over the e but don;t ask me where it is on a keyboard
Forum: Whisky Blends 03-05-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,935
Posted By blenderm
I wouldn't be concerned about this as it's quite...

I wouldn't be concerned about this as it's quite common on older bottlings. It could be caused by a couple of reasons, the most likely is that it's a calcium dust the other is that it's cold floc...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 02-20-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,993
Posted By blenderm
I know and like Ardmore as it has a slight smokey...

I know and like Ardmore as it has a slight smokey tang but relatively sweet, Benromach I could drink but it's not one of my favorites. It may be a few years for some of the mainland distilleries to...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 02-19-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,993
Posted By blenderm
All smoke is related to peat in one form or...

All smoke is related to peat in one form or another and peats have different properties depending on which part of Scotland they are, mainland is quite different to the islands. There are a number...
Forum: Whisky Blends 02-11-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,472
Posted By blenderm
Both are older bottles as Teachers [in Scotland]...

Both are older bottles as Teachers [in Scotland] is now sold with a redesigned label quite different to these. The black cap is the newer one from around 2005 to 2010/11 the other's from the late...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 02-09-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,886
Posted By blenderm
The Grants Malt Master work quite hard to...

The Grants Malt Master work quite hard to maintain a single flavour profile for each of their malts and would be unhappy to think that their drinkers were picking up differences in batches and...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 02-09-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,111
Posted By blenderm
No distillery advertises before it launches a new...

No distillery advertises before it launches a new age or style whether it's a blend or single malt. I'd suggest that you email all the distilleries and 3rd party bottle [a fearsome task] and ask but...
Forum: Whisky Blends 02-02-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,072
Posted By blenderm
Unless a blend is really old, before 1930's and...

Unless a blend is really old, before 1930's and even then only sometimes, they're only worth their face value so it's better to have a dram or three.
Slainthe
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 02-01-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,477
Posted By blenderm
Anything that adds a little air [oxygen] to...

Anything that adds a little air [oxygen] to whisky will benefit it, my only concern could be the loss of alcohol [especially cask strengths]. A number of the best blending companies use air to mix...
Forum: Whisky Blends 01-28-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,148
Posted By blenderm
I've done a little checking and from what I've...

I've done a little checking and from what I've discovered it's a blend of malts and grains from 12 year old up to 30+. The decanter was only sold for a couple of years around Japan and China so it...
Forum: Whisky Blends 01-27-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,829
Posted By blenderm
The Dimple bottle's a blended whisky and only...

The Dimple bottle's a blended whisky and only worth it's face value so you should open and enjoy.
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