McTear's Auction/Laphroaig

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Iain
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McTear's Auction/Laphroaig

Postby Iain » Tue Sep 02, 2003 9:29 am

Here you are - a suitable place to discuss bottles that are up for bidding at the next McTear's auction.

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Postby lexkraai » Tue Sep 02, 2003 9:51 am

OK, Iain!

As to that early 'no peaty' Laphroaig mentioned in the Fake Macallan thread: how do they know it's 'not peaty'? Stated on the label? Sneek sample drawn from the bottle? Based on distillery records?

Curious ....
Lex

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Postby Iain » Tue Sep 02, 2003 10:03 am

Lex, there is a pic of the bottle on the website. It says "Non Peaty" on the label.

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Postby Iain » Tue Sep 02, 2003 10:13 am

And an interesting array of unlabelled bottles at
http://www.mctears.com/Rare%20Whisky%20September%202003%20Image%20Selection.htm

I can't find a caption - has anyone found a description of what they are?

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Postby westcoastboy » Tue Sep 02, 2003 10:24 am

'Non peaty' - very 1980s/1990s wouldn't you say ?

When was 'peaty' first used as an industry descriptor ?

Could Alfred Barnard tell us ?

And a non-peaty Islay from 100 years ago - was there a peat shortage ?

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Postby lexkraai » Tue Sep 02, 2003 10:34 am

OK, I hadn't seen the picture of the Laphroaig bottle, so that explains my query.

Barnard does talk about 'peat reek flavour' in his description of Laphroaig.

Nevertheless a curious bottling for sure.
Lex


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