I was at a timber yard last week looking for wood panels for a fencing job I was doing, and as I was looking around I noticed that he had about 40 old whisky barrels stocked up at the back. These were obviously to cut in half and sell as plant pots, so I went into the office and had a chat with the guy who owns the yard and asked him if there was any whisky left in the old barrels and he said "Oh yeah, there is at least half a bottle in there, sometimes more" So I said what do you do with it ? and he said " Oh I just throw it down the drain because by the time I have cut the barrel, the whisky is full of saw dust, I don't drink whisky and even if I did I couldn't be bothered to filter it out, why? do you want it? So we had a good chat about whisky and why I love it. He said if you fetch a load of empty bottles to the yard I will fill them up for you and I will give you a ring when they are full, free of charge, obviously you will have to filter them yourself. I thanked him and said I will be in touch.
What do I do? Do I take him up on his offer? this means though that I will have loads of whisky to drink, I could end up an Alco, an endless supply, Mmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!
The other side of the coin is that I love buying bottles, from different distilleries, different ages, doing tasting notes and everything else that comes with it.
What should I do? What would you do? Any advice would be good.