BruceCrichton wrote:Bullie wrote:BruceCrichton wrote:Be sure to get their 12 year old Stronachie, which is a delicious example of a Speyside malt.
This bottling is no produced anymore, so if you find it, buy it...
When did you hear this?
It wasn't mentioned at the whisky festival.
About a month ago. As I understod it, it was a question about the name of it. I'll try to get some more info on this...
I do like their Grain-bottlings. Their Invergordon from 1964 is brilliant.
I agree fully with you Bullie. It's one of my favourite whiskies of all time.
Bowmore 1990 Bourbon cask 15y 55.7 % is also a stunner. A clean, peaty "islay-style" Bowmore.
The Bruichladdich 1993 Dewar Rattray, 12y, 55.1 % is a rich and fruity laddie, and very nice too.
hello dazzler, do you have further information on the SWA ruling concerning the origin of a whisky?
I would strongly aprove of that because more and more distilleries tend to see their name as a trademark like Glenfarclas does and therefore we have the likes of "Blairfindy" "Ballindaloch" "Anonymas" and so on. To be fair, the owning companies and their marketing departments are behind this development. But I would like to know what is in the bottle I am about to buy without having to consult a reference list before.
It seems LVMH has stopped Gordon&MacPhail from using the name Ardbeg on further Spirit of Scotland bottlings and so on.
Not to forget the Secret Stills No. 01 01 by G&M themselves.
So yes, I am all for the name of the producing distillery on the label of independent bottlers or on any other bottle of whisky.
Hi, this SWA ruling comes off the back of the "Cardhu" confussing label scenario. It is a way of the distillers stopping crazy names being used in place of the actual whisky, ie Leapfrog etc etc. However the flip-side is that independant bottlers will infact state the distillery of origin, to which distillers may frown upon further.
Glenfarclas are very keen on their whisky being bottled only by themselves. It is not illegal for independant bottlers to bottle Glenfarclas however the legalities come with the trademark of the name. In future a Ballindalloch would have to state Glenfarclas on it and this i imagine would upset Mr Grant even further. In future such disitllers I imagine will put tighter selling controls on casks or stop selling 100% casks all together, instead selling a cask of 99% X and 1% Y so that the blender still gets his wanted style and the distiller can be rest assured that if that particular cask is bottled as a single malt in future the bottler can be in trouble.
Not sure who the winners or losers are on this, though I have thought for a long time that unfortunately the independant bottler will be squeezed out of the "big brand" market so far that everyone will be selling more brands such as Glendullan, Benrinnes, etc and less Ardbeg, Bowmore, Springbank, Macallan. Lets hope this is a long time away!!
The Dazzler wrote: Not sure who the winners or losers are on this, though I have thought for a long time that unfortunately the independant bottler will be squeezed out of the "big brand" market so far that everyone will be selling more brands such as Glendullan, Benrinnes, etc and less Ardbeg, Bowmore, Springbank, Macallan. Lets hope this is a long time away!!
Amen to that. I guess to losers would be the enthusiast community world wide.
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