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vintage versus age

Whisky
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 31-10-2018 at 10:24 am
Dear specialists,
As a Springbank and Cadenhead specialist I see the names of the whiskies are diffusing. Most Springbank single casks and limited releases have an age statement on the front label and a vintage on the back label.
It would be my preference to use the vintage, but I see many new entrees as an age statement. For a time there is an arguement used "for most of the people it is easier searching for the info on the front label".
 In my opinion this will make it only more confusing, because for, for example, Cadenhead we always use the vintage. It is so much easier to tell people: FIRST look for vintage, if there is no vintage on front or backlabel or packaging, THAN use an age statement.

If you agree we have to change some Springbank bottles happy
Slàinte Mhath
Super Administrator Super Administrator
Posted on 31-10-2018 at 10:28 am
Whisky wrote:

FIRST look for vintage, if there is no vintage on front or backlabel or packaging, THAN use an age statement.


That's exactly what is stated in the guidelines. Vintage over age statement.

-Slainte
“There is no such thing as bad whisky. Some whiskies just happen to be better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
Whisky
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 31-10-2018 at 10:50 am

I know, BUT

https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/92450/springbank-11-year-old


https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/77661/springbank-16-year-old


https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/64042/springbank-17-year-old

https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/102613/springbank-17-year-old

and so on and on.....

Slàinte Mhath
Super Administrator Super Administrator
Posted on 31-10-2018 at 11:46 am

We have had the same discussion before in the closed forum, page 1:

https://www.whiskybase.com/contribute/group/388/topic/17103/questions-answers


There are exceptions to the rule, and both Dirk and RoyalScotsman have explained why this is necessary. The discussion was even referring to the Springbank bottles you mention.

-Slainte
“There is no such thing as bad whisky. Some whiskies just happen to be better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
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