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by fwrightson
Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: How much water?????
Replies: 15
Views: 71431

Re: How much water?????

Watching the Malt Project videos, I noticed that all of the distillery representatives (Master Distiller, Distillery Manager, Ambassador, etc) cut the dram with water. The rational was that if the alcoholic strength is too much, it burns our olfactory senors and this temporarily deadens our ability ...
by fwrightson
Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: US Law requiring New Oak
Replies: 2
Views: 609

US Law requiring New Oak

Can anyone point me to when the US changed its law requiring American whisky to be aged in new oak?
by fwrightson
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: New craft distillers' association launched
Replies: 1
Views: 543457

Re: New craft distillers' association launched

I think the Roskrow's are doing the right thing. As he said, the UK will never see the same craft distillery saturation as the US but the growing segment needs a voice so as not to be crowded out by the big boys (and the big boys will start pushing as soon as they see the craft guys nipping at their...
by fwrightson
Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW? (whisky books only)
Replies: 31
Views: 24510

Re: WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW? (whisky books only)

Just finished "Bad Whisky" by Edward Burns. Here is a quote from the back cover: "This is a unique insight into the Victorian scandal which raged at the endo the 19th century surrounding the adulteration of whisky in public houses throughout the UK. Returning to contemporary press rep...
by fwrightson
Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: Want a really good map of the scottish distilleries???
Replies: 2
Views: 13593

Re: Want a really good map of the scottish distilleries???

This what I bought. The Malt Whisky Map of Scotland A full-color relief map of Scotland's whisky landscape with regional tasting notes, distillery profiles and an index of lost distilleries. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1903238420/ref=oh_o03_s00_i01_details This is a simple, folded map (like you...
by fwrightson
Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: 99 Drams of Whisky The Accidental Hedonist's Quest for ...
Replies: 1
Views: 6676

Re: 99 Drams of Whisky The Accidental Hedonist's Quest for .

I'm reading it now (about half way through) and I find it nice, light reading with a few gems about whisky tossed in. I'd recommend it to anyone with any interest in whisky. :thumbsup:
by fwrightson
Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: Suggestion for article - Annandale
Replies: 0
Views: 8237

Suggestion for article - Annandale

I'd like to suggest that the Whisky Magazine do an article on the Annandale Distillery. I discovered the story of Annandale recently when looking at the different distilleries in the different regions. I had read that there were only three remaining Lowland distilleries but suddenly, a fourth (Annan...
by fwrightson
Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Old Elgin-46 year-old Highland Single Malt, Distilled 1938
Replies: 6
Views: 1549

Re: Old Elgin-46 year-old Highland Single Malt, Distilled 19

MikeyMad,
I figured out how to upload the image. Here it is.
Old Elgin 1938 (cropped).jpg
by fwrightson
Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA
Replies: 678
Views: 146295

Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

I've been a member just under a month now. I've been looking through the forums to acquaint myself with the various topics, etc. About myself...I discovered single malts in the early 80s while on a business trip to Scotland and staying in an old style business hotel (the loo was down the hall and no...
by fwrightson
Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: production date
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: production date

identify year of production of different whisky By law, all Scotch whisky must age no less than three years. When the distillery puts the age statement on the bottle (10 years, 12 years, etc) that is the age of the 'youngest' whisky in the bottle (unless it is a single cask bottling, there are seve...
by fwrightson
Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Old Elgin-46 year-old Highland Single Malt, Distilled 1938
Replies: 6
Views: 1549

Re: Old Elgin-46 year-old Highland Single Malt, Distilled 19

MikeyMad,
post a pic if you get a chance


I was going to but I didn't see the option for uploading an image.
by fwrightson
Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:56 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Old Elgin-46 year-old Highland Single Malt, Distilled 1938
Replies: 6
Views: 1549

Old Elgin-46 year-old Highland Single Malt, Distilled 1938

My brother-in-law gave me a bottle of Old Elgin-46 year-old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Distilled 1938. The Dram Taker's. Adapted from the book of Kells circa 700AD. Gordon & MacPhail, Elgin. Single malt, 75cl, 40% volume. He bought it in Elgin in 1984 and has had it in his cellar ever s...

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