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post #3871 of 4248
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

Well look, I'll go double check on this then but I could have sworn they were fully moving into NAS style and the aged stock was running out. I haven't seen any aged versions around here or any duty free I've been to (3-5 of them in the past year around the world) so it was my understanding the supply was going very fast and all the years were being replaced by that color scheme version (amber, green, red etc). I don't know if those stores have backstock or it's still coming but I haven't seen aged Mac in quite a while. I did read an article oh probably 6 months ago about it and Mac said that they were in favor of it (eh who knows) becuase everyone gets so wrapped up in the exact year/age of a scotch when really it's only an indicator and there's stuff that's junk at 25-30 years and it's novelty and then things like QC that are only actually about 6-7 years and in the end as long as it's a good product and you trust the brand and blender, then who cares what exact number of 'years' it aged for. It's like picking a suit based on a brand name and chest size, really doesn't tell you anything you actually need to know about how it'll fit you. I only have a Mac 12 myself, would like to add the 18 and was bummed I missed out on that CS version a couple of years 'back.

For me, it's about full disclosure. Like that tag on an article of clothing indicating the fabric composition. It might not be an important element for everyone to know, but it's important information to those in search of quality. It has not been an issue for distilleries in the past to clearly mark the age on their bottlings. Sure it has a lot to do with the whiskey shortage world wide, but it suggests that they are aware of the marketing misstep of being transparent with these NAS bottlings.

I would not care if a good dram just happen to be 6 or even 3 years old, but have the courage to present this information on the bottle. It's something we would demand on our other sartorial endeavors, why not here?
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For me, it's about full disclosure. Like that tag on an article of clothing indicating the fabric composition. It might not be an important element for everyone to know, but it's important information to those in search of quality. It has not been an issue for distilleries in the past to clearly mark the age on their bottlings. Sure it has a lot to do with the whiskey shortage world wide, but it suggests that they are aware of the marketing misstep of being transparent with these NAS bottlings.

I would not care if a good dram just happen to be 6 or even 3 years old, but have the courage to present this information on the bottle. It's something we would demand on our other sartorial endeavors, why not here?

They've trained people to equate age with quality for a long time, so they'd rather just dodge the issue with NAS than risk losing sales.
post #3873 of 4248
It just sucks that they have basically taken a sucessful idea from the likes of Aberlour and the duty free section of NAS and made it their company standard procedure. And also, they never learned their lesson from the 80's when their was too much whisky and distilleries closed. Now they dont have enough so pass the problem onto the consumer. I have a feeing the same thing might be 10 years down the road as happened in the 80's.
post #3874 of 4248
Slightly off topic, but I just found the Yamazaki 18 on a shelf in San Diego. Unfortunately it was $500.
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I saw two bottles sitting on a shelf recently. They were on a shelf in my liquor cabinet.
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Tried some Bruichladdich Black Art (4th release). Holy cow. Walked out with a bottle.
post #3877 of 4248
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post


For me, it's about full disclosure. Like that tag on an article of clothing indicating the fabric composition. It might not be an important element for everyone to know, but it's important information to those in search of quality. It has not been an issue for distilleries in the past to clearly mark the age on their bottlings. Sure it has a lot to do with the whiskey shortage world wide, but it suggests that they are aware of the marketing misstep of being transparent with these NAS bottlings.

I would not care if a good dram just happen to be 6 or even 3 years old, but have the courage to present this information on the bottle. It's something we would demand on our other sartorial endeavors, why not here?


Sadly there appear to be legal restrictions on this under EU regulations.

 

See  http://www.compassboxwhisky.com/transparency/

post #3878 of 4248
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Sadly there appear to be legal restrictions on this under EU regulations.

See  http://www.compassboxwhisky.com/transparency/
I was going to bring up the Compass Box situation, already signed the petition.

However, I believe it's more regarding blend makers disclosing the various distillers used to make said blend. Which is another sad predicament.
post #3879 of 4248
just signed it myself, eh why not.
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Speaking of unicorns, this arrived this week.

 

 

So good. A vatting of Lark and Tasmania Distillery (Sullivan's Cove). Cask types include Port, Bourbon, some Sherry and a small amount of red wine. 66.1%, thick & luscious with some crunchy bits. Only about a hundred bottles produced, all pre-ordered.

post #3881 of 4248
Boom bust cycle right? Maybe in 20 years there will be a glut of cheap aged whiskey cuz it's not as fashionable as space ball juice
post #3882 of 4248
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I saw two bottles sitting on a shelf recently. They were on a shelf in my liquor cabinet.

That's a pretty impressive cabinet from what is heard so far. Still kicking myself for not picking any up when it was easily available.
post #3883 of 4248
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I saw two bottles sitting on a shelf recently. They were on a shelf in my liquor cabinet.

That's a pretty impressive cabinet from what is heard so far. Still kicking myself for not picking any up when it was easily available.

Thanks, its probably not going to get any additions anytime soon.  (with two 4 month old kids)  Although the wife had the idea to let me buy some bottles that were bottled right around when they were born (I think I saw a couple that were bottled a week or so before they were born)  If the kids are luckily I might give it to them when they are 30 years old.

post #3884 of 4248
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Tried some Bruichladdich Black Art (4th release). Holy cow. Walked out with a bottle.

I've always enjoyed Bruichladdich.  Very underrated if I say.  Kinda like Old Pulteney. (ratings wise)

post #3885 of 4248
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Thanks, its probably not going to get any additions anytime soon.  (with two 4 month old kids)  Although the wife had the idea to let me buy some bottles that were bottled right around when they were born (I think I saw a couple that were bottled a week or so before they were born)  If the kids are luckily I might give it to them when they are 30 years old.
You will drink both bottles by June. (I have twin 16-mo. olds)
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