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#792077
Danger Mouse wrote:
sam_the_bogan wrote:
olegmcnoleg wrote:
Surely sir would like the Ardbeg Dark Cove instead? See photo.


Ardbeg is well and good, but I'd rather the Port Ellen.


I always eye whisky from closed distilleries with suspicion. There is a certain amount of the "once it's gone, it's gone" factor, but I do also wonder why they closed, if so special. The marketing team at work again?

Not that I'm in a position to spend anything like that sort of money on a whisky, so it is somewhat of a moot point.


Yeah the price is certainly attributable to scarcity and some hype. I've found single cask independent bottlings to be the best in terms of value and relative scarcity (especially anything from Adelphi).
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BY Molly
#792081
sam_the_bogan wrote:
Danger Mouse wrote:
sam_the_bogan wrote:
Ardbeg is well and good, but I'd rather the Port Ellen.


I always eye whisky from closed distilleries with suspicion. There is a certain amount of the "once it's gone, it's gone" factor, but I do also wonder why they closed, if so special. The marketing team at work again?

Not that I'm in a position to spend anything like that sort of money on a whisky, so it is somewhat of a moot point.


Yeah the price is certainly attributable to scarcity and some hype. I've found buying an entire cask to be the best in terms of value.


Fixed. ;-)
#792108
sam_the_bogan wrote:
Yeah the price is certainly attributable to scarcity and some hype. I've found single cask independent bottlings to be the best in terms of value and relative scarcity (especially anything from Adelphi).


If scarcity is a consideration, I have one of the rarest. The one single bottle in existence of the Amplifier Peated Coopers Lager Whisky 10 Day Old, aged over medium toasted French oak. I shall be tucking into it this weekend... :lol:

(I just distilled it out for a bit of fun, it's not actually awful and has some pleasing notes to it... although Adelphi won't be knocking at my door anytime soon).
#792174
Danger Mouse wrote:I always eye whisky from closed distilleries with suspicion. There is a certain amount of the "once it's gone, it's gone" factor, but I do also wonder why they closed, if so special. The marketing team at work again?

Not that I'm in a position to spend anything like that sort of money on a whisky, so it is somewhat of a moot point.


They are not 100% closed. They are owned by the company who owns Johnny Walker/Talisker/Lagavulin etc and still do malting for other distilleries. They're just not producing under that brand/facility anymore.
#792179
godgrinder wrote:
Danger Mouse wrote:I always eye whisky from closed distilleries with suspicion. There is a certain amount of the "once it's gone, it's gone" factor, but I do also wonder why they closed, if so special. The marketing team at work again?

Not that I'm in a position to spend anything like that sort of money on a whisky, so it is somewhat of a moot point.


They are not 100% closed. They are owned by the company who owns Johnny Walker/Talisker/Lagavulin etc and still do malting for other distilleries. They're just not producing under that brand/facility anymore.


Diego and apparently they are bringing it back to producing whisky.
#811883
Molly wrote:Saw this article and remembered there was a whisky-related thread.

Third of rare Scotch whiskies tested found to be fake - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-s ... s-46566703

I'm known to be fond of my Single Malt and several varieties of good wine. When younger, I considered becoming a collector. Then it occurred to me that alcohol collecting is a perfect marriage of Schrodinger's cat and Spinal Tap.

You buy a bottle based on its label. The contents may, or may not be what you expect. As long as you never test it, the idea of your investment remains intact.
But to keep your investment, you can't touch it. You can't open it and you certainly can't drink it or you have no investment and a pressing need to pee.
All you can do is keep the cork moist and the label dry.

Daft pursuit if you ask me.
#811920
Slowy wrote:
Molly wrote:Saw this article and remembered there was a whisky-related thread.

Third of rare Scotch whiskies tested found to be fake - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-s ... s-46566703

I'm known to be fond of my Single Malt and several varieties of good wine. When younger, I considered becoming a collector. Then it occurred to me that alcohol collecting is a perfect marriage of Schrodinger's cat and Spinal Tap.

You buy a bottle based on its label. The contents may, or may not be what you expect. As long as you never test it, the idea of your investment remains intact.
But to keep your investment, you can't touch it. You can't open it and you certainly can't drink it or you have no investment and a pressing need to pee.
All you can do is keep the cork moist and the label dry.

Daft pursuit if you ask me.


The word investment takes the fun out of ownership in many circles, guitars you can't play, cars you can't drive, paintings you can't just hang on a wall. Once there is an investment market for something, it stops being what it is and just becomes a commodity.

I did enjoy reading the Rolling Stone interview with Johnny Depp, when his wheels were starting to fall off, where he would regularly open US$30k bottles of "investment" wine to have with dinner.
#811922
Danger Mouse wrote:
Slowy wrote:
Molly wrote:Saw this article and remembered there was a whisky-related thread.

Third of rare Scotch whiskies tested found to be fake - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-s ... s-46566703

I'm known to be fond of my Single Malt and several varieties of good wine. When younger, I considered becoming a collector. Then it occurred to me that alcohol collecting is a perfect marriage of Schrodinger's cat and Spinal Tap.

You buy a bottle based on its label. The contents may, or may not be what you expect. As long as you never test it, the idea of your investment remains intact.
But to keep your investment, you can't touch it. You can't open it and you certainly can't drink it or you have no investment and a pressing need to pee.
All you can do is keep the cork moist and the label dry.

Daft pursuit if you ask me.


The word investment takes the fun out of ownership in many circles, guitars you can't play, cars you can't drive, paintings you can't just hang on a wall. Once there is an investment market for something, it stops being what it is and just becomes a commodity.

I did enjoy reading the Rolling Stone interview with Johnny Depp, when his wheels were starting to fall off, where he would regularly open US$30k bottles of "investment" wine to have with dinner.


Sounds like a load of cork-sniffing to me...

I'll get me coat.
#812020
That 58 Telecaster looks to be a top loading bridge. I remember reading somewhere that this was the norm around that time.