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by John Barleycorn
Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ballnetine's question
Replies: 3
Views: 1589

Re: Ballnetine's question

Yes, the label :lol: :lol: :P
by John Barleycorn
Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: best whisky auction site in united kingdom
Replies: 25
Views: 19052

Re: best whisky auction site in united kingdom

whisky888 wrote:I would definitely avoid whisky-onlineauctions.com. Incredibly rude customer service + so inefficient. All in all just a terrible experience


Ya, I had a bad experience with them many year ago, near went back
by John Barleycorn
Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Freezing Whisky
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: Freezing Whisky

Why do you want to freeze the whisky? :?
by John Barleycorn
Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Musky is planning to invade some distilleries in 2015.
Replies: 33
Views: 8843

Re: Musky is planning to invade some distilleries in 2015.

when do you think you'll be in Inverness?
by John Barleycorn
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Is it still good?
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: Is it still good?

would be helpful if you could post some photos of the bottles. but I don't think your sitting on the gold mine.
by John Barleycorn
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: British General Consul Visits Soran University
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Re: British General Consul Visits Soran University

what has this to do with whisky???? :? :?
by John Barleycorn
Sun May 18, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Macallan 25 different labels and boxes
Replies: 9
Views: 2393

Re: Macallan 25 different labels and boxes

Your photo is not great so it is difficult to obtain any information from it, more photos of a higher standard would help. Where did you buy the whisky, was it from a reputable retailer or auction house? You could also try contacting Macallan to see if they could help.
by John Barleycorn
Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Question about whisky brand
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Re: Question about whisky brand

Hi. The following link gives a brief history of Findlater’s who traded under Findlater Mackie Todd Co Ltd. There is a question mark as to whether it was his father or uncle that was supervisor of excise at Dumfries, some references I have come across would suggest otherwise. http://www.waitrosememor...
by John Barleycorn
Sat May 04, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Can anyone identify this whiskey?
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Re: Can anyone identify this whiskey?

I agree with bredman it’s not Black Dog. The wording ‘of Eire’ indicates it’s an Irish whiskey, the fact that the strength is given in degrees proof points towards it being pre 1980, which I suppose it not much help. A photo of the bottle closure might help in placing it in some kind of time frame. ...
by John Barleycorn
Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Chivas Royal Salute 21 years
Replies: 4
Views: 1616

Re: Chivas Royal Salute 21 years

I would take bredman’s advice, storing whisky on its side is not a good idea prolonged contact of the whisky on the cork makes the cork crumble, and could taint the whisky.
by John Barleycorn
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Dimple Haig Whiskey
Replies: 3
Views: 2725

Re: Dimple Haig Whiskey

There's a bottle up for auction at Mulberry Bank Auction, GLasgow.

http://www.mulberrybankauctions.com/lot ... pageNo=217
by John Barleycorn
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Ebay - what is going on ?
Replies: 77
Views: 16908

Re: Ebay - what is going on ?

she told me they are going to do the same in the uk about july time Ya that was the information I was also given at my local post office a few weeks ago. I don’t know if this will apply to business users or just to Jo public but whichever way you look at it the post office are shooting themselves i...
by John Barleycorn
Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Ebay - what is going on ?
Replies: 77
Views: 16908

Re: Ebay - what is going on ?

Is this within the UK? There is a problem with sending alcohol via Royal mail on international flights.
by John Barleycorn
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky selling
Replies: 4
Views: 1794

Re: Whisky selling

If you are in the UK you could also try McTear’s – Glasgow http://www.mctears.co.uk Mulberry Bank – Glasgow http://www.mulberrybankauctions.com/home.aspx Scotch Whisky Auctions – Glasgow (highly recommended) http://www.scotchwhiskyauctions.com or if you’re a wee bit further south try Whisky Online A...
by John Barleycorn
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky Barrel UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1316

Re: Whisky Barrel UK

It’s going to be interesting to see if the CAA will allow you to take on board whisky or any alcohol for that matter over 24% abv from the duty free shop and what about the sale of alcohol in flight, I wonder how they’re going to get their heads round that one. :?
by John Barleycorn
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Dad just gave me 2 old bottles of Inver House Green Plaid
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: Dad just gave me 2 old bottles of Inver House Green Plai

Being a blended whisky there is not a great deal of demand amongst collectors. I would estimate the value of your two bottles to be in the region of 12-15GBP or 20-25USD each, open them and enjoy. Although they may have been purchased 50 years ago the whisky in the bottle doesn’t mature with age and...
by John Barleycorn
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Commemorative Decanter Johnnie Walker 1820
Replies: 1
Views: 1181

Re: Commemorative Decanter Johnnie Walker 1820

I would suggest one of the auction houses, like McTear’s or Scotch Whisky Auction if you’re based in the UK.

Cheers John
by John Barleycorn
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: A question about 40 year old 40 year old whisky
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Re: A question about 40 year old 40 year old whisky

Sorry, I don't see your point. He doesn’t say that the contents are over 40 years old he just points out that it was bottled over 40 years ago, which it was being a 40yo whisky.
by John Barleycorn
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Octomore label
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

Re: Octomore label

what does it say on the bottle.
by John Barleycorn
Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: Issue 107 is out now.
Replies: 2
Views: 6580

Re: Issue 107 is out now.

I think Musky is still waiting on the last issue to arrive :( :x but it’s good to see him on the front cover of this issue, brandishing his weapon :shock: :lol:

Cheers John
by John Barleycorn
Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Ebay - what is going on ?
Replies: 77
Views: 16908

Re: Ebay - what is going on ?

Scottie wrote:I will look for an alternative auction place to buy and sell
Any suggestions?


Where are you based?

Cheers John
by John Barleycorn
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Royal Scot Whisky
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: Royal Scot Whisky

Nigeljuggler wrote:As LMS ceased to exist in 1948 that makes the bottle at least 64 years old.


The bottle yes but not the contents, which remain the same age as they were when bottled.
by John Barleycorn
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Ebay - what is going on ?
Replies: 77
Views: 16908

Re: Ebay - what is going on ?

What is this 20 year old rule? :?
by John Barleycorn
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Anti-Foaming Agent Use in Distillation of Scotch Whisky?
Replies: 11
Views: 3729

Re: Anti-Foaming Agent Use in Distillation of Scotch Whisky?

Ganga wrote:I hear there is a replacement in the works: oxygen dihydroxide


That's just as bad. Did you know that this stuff can kill you if you inhale it. :shock:
by John Barleycorn
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Anti-Foaming Agent Use in Distillation of Scotch Whisky?
Replies: 11
Views: 3729

Re: Anti-Foaming Agent Use in Distillation of Scotch Whisky?

It's all well and good whiskynig telling us not to take it too seriously, but when you think of the amount of dihydrogen monoxide that the whisky industry uses plus the soap flakes, which bredman made reference too, as a 'defoaming agents', well I'm just surprised that many whisky producers don't fi...
by John Barleycorn
Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Anti-Foaming Agent Use in Distillation of Scotch Whisky?
Replies: 11
Views: 3729

Re: Anti-Foaming Agent Use in Distillation of Scotch Whisky?

I've been told by many that work in the whisky industry that dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) is added during the whisky making process and in large quantities too. :shock: You would think that the SWA would do something to regulate the use of such chemicals.
by John Barleycorn
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Glass Decanters?
Replies: 4
Views: 5087

Re: Glass Decanters?

I never decant (unless i'm saving a sample in a sample sized bottle) and generally speaking it's rare that anyone would bother. I'm with bredman on this one, IMHO decanting is a waste of time. I was given two decanters, as gifts, years ago and I've only used one of them once. They look impressive w...
by John Barleycorn
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Auctions
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: Auctions

What particular information are you looking for?
by John Barleycorn
Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: 2 hogsheads at Speyside Distillers of Drumguish
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: 2 hogsheads at Speyside Distillers of Drumguish

Hope you don't mind me asking but were the casks bought direct from the distillery or from a broker? The reason for asking is that not many distilleries sell casks direct to the public but go via a broker who will often remove the casks to their own warehouse. With regards to the whisky's maturity, ...
by John Barleycorn
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Another old Bottle - any Clue from when it is?
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

Re: Another old Bottle - any Clue from when it is?

The first sign of HAIG'S Gold Label was in 1952 (previously John Haig & Co.Ltd. separate from GOLD LABEL) Therefore your bottle is from the 1950's and the Royal Appointment is to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. That's what corbuso stated, the clue is the closure plus the royal warrant. This type o...
by John Barleycorn
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Recommended, available independant bottlings?
Replies: 10
Views: 632

Re: Recommended, available independant bottlings?

I think you're not making much head way on this thread. As I don't know how much you are willing to spend I suggest something in the Connoisseurs Choice range from Gordon & MacPhail may be a Teaninich 1996, availability is good at present. It's a dram I enjoy but then again I like most of the of...
by John Barleycorn
Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: ISSUE 100 IS OUT NOW
Replies: 7
Views: 7477

Re: ISSUE 100 IS OUT NOW

Hi Les,

I don't think this guy is genuine; he just did a copy and paste from a section of your post and past it off as his own, he did the some to me.

Cheers John
by John Barleycorn
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Recommended, available independant bottlings?
Replies: 10
Views: 632

Re: Recommended, available independant bottlings?

Be brave, there are hundreds of expressions by independent bottlers out there and what I might consider a good dram may not be to your liking. One of the best ways, I've found, is to visit a few whisky bars and try something new. So go out there and experiment. :thumbsup:
by John Barleycorn
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: 2 hogsheads at Speyside Distillers of Drumguish
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: 2 hogsheads at Speyside Distillers of Drumguish

I seem to get the impression that you're expecting some kind of problem. I don't think there is much you can do as you're not, I assume, the owner of the casks and even then I think you would only have three alternatives, to leave it where it is, or sell it either back to the distillery or another p...

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