Distiller's Editions ??

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Whew! Is it ever DEAD around here. Howcum??

Anyway, just flew back from the UK where I purchased
some malt at the duty-free shop.

Got good prices on "Distiller's Editions" of Talisker and
Lagavulin. Was told they were "improved" versions of the
usual malts.

What is a "Distiller's Edition"??

They seem almost alike, and the Laga is way less punchy
than I am used to. Both darker and a bit heavier than
the usual. Next time I think I will stay with the
standard labels.

chuck

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Hi Chuck,

The distiller edition is an expression of the standard botteling of some
Diageo whiskys, finished in sherry or port casks. I tried it with
Cragganmore and that was a vast improvement on the standard botteling.

Kind regards, AA.


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Thanks AA. I think the Sherry casks may have mellowed out the
smoke and peat in the Laga for sure. Maybe too much mellowing??

Still though, they were good prices at the time. I cannot
even buy a Liter of malt here in sunny North Carolina, so the
big bottle were nice to take home.

chuck

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Its only too expensive...


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Well, some whiskys can do with some extra tastes and some will lose their
singular character. I don't know if that's correct English but I hope you
understand what I mean.
And surely you can buy a litre of Malt over there, they come in two bottles
and you get 40 cc bonus.. Might be a bit more expensive, though.

Kind regards, AA


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Not here in North Carolina. Only a very few are available in 1.5 liter
bottles. The great majority are in .75 liter bottles priced
well above the 1 liter bottles at the duty free shop. In the
shops in Yorkshire we were only able to buy 70cl bottles,
but priced much better than here.

chuck

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I really like the Talisker DE 1991 bottled in 2005.
They are usually a refined cousin of the original Talisker.

                          Lew

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