Distiller's Editions ??


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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cciaffone

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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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AA

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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cciaffone

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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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AA

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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cciaffone

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