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karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 10-12-2015 at 17:21 pm

Just thought i would start this topic for anyone who wants to mention or add links to general whisky news,

Just thought i would start it by adding this link about Glenfiddich. 
Cheers 
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
St. Pauli
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 10-12-2015 at 20:32 pm

I use that one most frequently, it's great.

Furtheremore I read the following:

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/tag/whisky/ http://www.whiskyintelligence.com http:///www.dramming.com

and websites of the distillers and forums

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 20-01-2016 at 17:23 pm

https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/news/latest-news/hunter-laing-to-build-islay-distillery/?utm_source=mailjet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sw-digest-20-01-2016

New Islay distillery news for anyone interested.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
GeekyEleanor
Newbie Newbie
Posted on 20-01-2016 at 19:04 pm
karloff wrote:

https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/news/latest-news/hunter-laing-to-build-islay-distillery/?utm_source=mailjet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sw-digest-20-01-2016

New Islay distillery news for anyone interested.


When I read this type of news I always must tell myself to curb my enthusiasm because the first products from new distilleries take a while to reach the shelves. Goodness...

St. Pauli
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 21-01-2016 at 06:15 am

Yep, if everything Goes according to plan, their first release will be by the end of 2020. In the meantime, there is still plenty to enjoy!

lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 21-01-2016 at 10:43 am
Take a look at this exciting new news regarding a new Longmorn, mentioned on another forum bu someone in the know


My take on it.
Typical marketing rubbish, everything is in there apart from any worthy information about the whisky inside.
Hey, but at least they mention it comes in a nice box and know about the nice shape of the bottle?

Utter shite and very depressing to see the way things are going.

  Edited on 21-01-2016 at 10:44 am
Dutchy
Member Junior Junior Member
Posted on 21-01-2016 at 15:11 pm


When I read this type of news I always must tell myself to curb my enthusiasm because the first products from new distilleries take a while to reach the shelves. Goodness...      


I visited Abhainn Dearg when they still had no whisky, so we got to taste some 2 year old make; was 100% awful.....

I'd rather drink nail polish....

They've since released single malt but at a price..............

The only staff there was a 16yr? old apprentice who luckily had the keys to the bonded warehouse (ok, shed) so we could try...


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Note the tasting glass, euh plastic wine glass...

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mrgood
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 21-01-2016 at 15:56 pm
lincolnimp wrote:
Take a look at this exciting new news regarding a new Longmorn, mentioned on another forum bu someone in the know

My take on it.
Typical marketing rubbish.....

Clarisse Daniels, Global Marketing Manager for Single Malts - This Longmorn "will be the perfect addition to the repertoire of knowledgeable Scotch whisky drinkers around the world"

Ha ha, dream on Clarisse.  40%?  NAS? and "largely transparent to showcase the quality of the whisky inside", I read that as colour-added unless the bottle specifies otherwise.  Knowledgeable whisky drinkers won't go anywhere near this... or maybe they'll give it a quick try, but unless the quality blows them away they won't buy it.

  Edited on 21-01-2016 at 15:56 pm
St. Pauli
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 21-01-2016 at 17:12 pm

Dave Broom & Crew have reviewed it: https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/tastings/new-whiskies/batch-24/. They are not very impressed... wink

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 21-01-2016 at 18:47 pm
St. Pauli wrote:

Dave Broom & Crew have reviewed it: https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/tastings/new-whiskies/batch-24/. They are not very impressed... wink



Longmorn is a whisky that has eluded me on my journey, I won't be seeking this one out.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
Whisky Hamster
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 21-01-2016 at 21:42 pm
lincolnimp wrote:
Take a look at this exciting new news regarding a new Longmorn, mentioned on another forum bu someone in the know

My take on it.

Typical rubbish, everything is in there apart from any worthy information about the whisky inside.
Hey, but at least they mention it comes in a nice box and know about the nice shape of the bottle?

Utter shite and very depressing to see the way things are going.

I'd say I am used to common marketing babble - which to a degree I am even okay with - but these lines upon lines are a special pinnacle of bs...and great competitive pricing btw...lol

  Edited on 21-01-2016 at 21:49 pm
Oh Laphroaig, where art thou?
Whisky Hamster
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 21-01-2016 at 21:48 pm
karloff wrote:
St. Pauli wrote:

Dave Broom & Crew have reviewed it: https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/tastings/new-whiskies/batch-24/. They are not very impressed... wink

Longmorn is a whisky that has eluded me on my journey, I won't be seeking this one out.

But karloff, it's "the distillery, which is often referred to as Speyside’s best-kept secret". Surely you must acknowledge that. wink
On a more serious note, I've had two Longmorns which were quite good, but both from independent bottlers.

  Edited on 21-01-2016 at 21:48 pm
Oh Laphroaig, where art thou?
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 21-01-2016 at 22:25 pm
karloff wrote:
St. Pauli wrote:

Dave Broom & Crew have reviewed it: https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/tastings/new-whiskies/batch-24/. They are not very impressed... wink

Longmorn is a whisky that has eluded me on my journey, I won't be seeking this one out.

But karloff, it's "the distillery, which is often referred to as Speyside’s best-kept secret". Surely you must acknowledge that. wink
On a more serious note, I've had two Longmorns which were quite good, but both from independent bottlers.



Ha....there seems to be a lot of Speyside best kept secrets wink

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 21-01-2016 at 22:52 pm
This marketing rubbish is aimed at people who are new to whisky and probably know very little about whisky. The problem is the marketing folk will come a cropper on 2 fronts.
1 - They hype it up so much that the product does not live up to the marketing crap and the newbie to whisky might be disappointed in how mundane it actually is, when they compare it to other spirits they have had and for that reason might give up on whisky very quickly.
2 - They hype it up so much that the product does not live up to the marketing crap and the newbie realises it and then sacks it in favour of cheaper alternatives like IB or well established cheaper blends? (I agree this might not be an alternative to some also and IB are not as cheap as they were).

I am going to concentrate on the old stuff I have left and when that's gone  buy the odd decent 12 year malt and ignore these bullshit offerings altogether, then finally, its back on the beer for me or maybe just start on my wife`s little gin selection?
  Edited on 21-01-2016 at 22:53 pm
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 21-01-2016 at 23:28 pm
lincolnimp wrote:
This marketing rubbish is aimed at people who are new to whisky and probably know very little about whisky. The problem is the marketing folk will come a cropper on 2 fronts.
1 - They hype it up so much that the product does not live up to the marketing crap and the newbie to whisky might be disappointed in how mundane it actually is, when they compare it to other spirits they have had and for that reason might give up on whisky very quickly.
2 - They hype it up so much that the product does not live up to the marketing crap and the newbie realises it and then sacks it in favour of cheaper alternatives like IB or well established cheaper blends? (I agree this might not be an alternative to some also and IB are not as cheap as they were).

I am going to concentrate on the old stuff I have left and when that's gone  buy the odd decent 12 year malt and ignore these bullshit offerings altogether, then finally, its back on the beer for me or maybe just start on my wife`s little gin selection?



Don't give up mate,there is still good stuff out there happy By the way Gin is the new big and fashionable thing. There are Gin bars sprouting up all over the place,yes,even in Sunderland. There is also a Gin distillery doing well in the city of Durham.

  Edited on 22-01-2016 at 08:43 am
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 21-01-2016 at 23:51 pm

When I was last there the Vaux brewery dominated, it has certainly changed.

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 22-01-2016 at 00:00 am
lincolnimp wrote:

When I was last there the Vaux brewery dominated, it has certainly changed.



Ahhhhh!!! The good old days when the town stunk of hops and the roads were covered in horse shit. The big Shire Horses pulling the carts full of beer barrels was a sight to behold. Before anyone one asks,no I am not ancient, it was a tradition the brewery kept. Sadly no more sad

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 03-02-2016 at 21:54 pm

https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/news/in-depth/russia-s-deadly-fake-whisky/?utm_source=mailjet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sw-digest-03-02-2016

I found this interesting and shocking.and not surprised

  Edited on 04-02-2016 at 09:45 am
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
Dutchy
Member Junior Junior Member
Posted on 04-02-2016 at 14:12 pm

Toxic whisky.......



In the mid 90's I worked in South Africa for 5 weeks, carjacking/car theft a major problem then (now?).

Recall reading an article  in a Joburg newspaper on the legality of having a "booby trap" revolver pointing up under the driver seat (or is that a booty trap??) , flamethrowers on either side of the vehicle. That kind of stuff

And a comment by a GP....   "Oh I have no specific anti theft devices installed.  There is even a bottle of JW Red Label in the dashboard.     Laced with strychnine happy "



YMMV, donot try this at home....


 

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 02-03-2016 at 21:33 pm

https://www.whiskyshop.com/newreleases          some new releases.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 02-03-2016 at 21:54 pm
That's a great buy only £116 for a 13 year Laphroaig DoD.
Jesus Christ, for a 13 year, incredible and equally shocking.
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 02-03-2016 at 21:57 pm
lincolnimp wrote:
That's a great buy only £116 for a 13 year Laphroaig DoD.
Jesus Christ, for a 13 year, incredible and equally shocking.

Remember Lincolnimp, this is the Whisky Shop we are talking about, if I want a good laugh, I just pop into their shop for a browse.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 02-03-2016 at 22:01 pm
Yeah I know Karloff, how expensive they are.
I was in The Lincoln Whisky shop (privately owned) at the weekend and he wanted £62 for the Oban 14, Jesus even Dick Turpin wore a mask.
It is situated in the old tourist part of the city but it always makes me chuckle that Waitrose less than a mile away sells everything he has but much cheaper, and Waitrose is not particularly cheap.
Good selection of spirits mind, particularly gin.
Whisky Hamster
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 03-03-2016 at 01:03 am
lincolnimp wrote:
Yeah I know Karloff, how expensive they are.
I was in The Lincoln Whisky shop (privately owned) at the weekend and he wanted £62 for the Oban 14, Jesus even Dick Turpin wore a mask.
It is situated in the old tourist part of the city but it always makes me chuckle that Waitrose less than a mile away sells everything he has but much cheaper, and Waitrose is not particularly cheap.
Good selection of spirits mind, particularly gin.

How in the world did The Whisky Shop become so popular? Ran into them - well, was actually looking for them during my vacation in 2014 b/c I did not yet know of their pricing - in Manchester and Glasgow and they seem to have a whole bunch of franchises across the UK. It's not like there are no alternatives around and those sure don't look like crack houses...

  Edited on 03-03-2016 at 01:07 am
Oh Laphroaig, where art thou?
mrgood
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 03-03-2016 at 16:55 pm

How in the world did The Whisky Shop become so popular? 

Did the physical stores used to have a good expansive selection?  Maybe that's why.  I bought online from them some years ago because they had a lot bottles I wanted that I couldn't find anywhere.  Alas, I was on the site recently because they had one bottle I wanted, but I couldn't find any other interesting bottles on there that I can't find locally (I don't import unless I ship a whole 6-set).  What happened?  It seems like their selection is not what it used to be.

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