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Re: Adnams English whisky, Southwold

WoW ! BARGAIN

I have a litre bottle of 12 year aged Chivas regal - I wonder what that would taste like, now its been in a cupboard 30 years ...
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I have a litre bottle of 12 year aged Chivas regal - I wonder what that would taste like, now its been in a cupboard 30 years ...
No different from when you put it in the cupboard. Whisky doesn't mature in the bottle, only in the cask. Of course, there could be slightly less of it, as it can evaporate even through a sealed top!
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Not particularly relevant to this thread but i won't start another.

Just a heads-up. Today i picked up this wee thing. A 30yo blend and part of the Aldi Christmas specials, it's being reviewed favourably. That, and the fact that blends are typically more expensive than malts at this age makes it a bargain at 55 a bottle.

Be quick though, this will fly off the shelves at that price.

I presume you/they mean a Vatted Malt, not blended with some of that horrid grain whisky!
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Re: Adnams English whisky, Southwold

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No different from when you put it in the cupboard. Whisky doesn't mature in the bottle, only in the cask. Of course, there could be slightly less of it, as it can evaporate even through a sealed top!
Sounds like a very good reason to drink it quickly.
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Sounds like a very good reason to drink it quickly.
Well I shall need some VERY SERIOUS HELP as I can only take one wee dram a week ... at max and I do like looking at it in the bottle with the lamp glowing through it ...
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I presume you/they mean a Vatted Malt, not blended with some of that horrid grain whisky!
Not a vatted malt. The term vatted malt was recently made illegal by the clowns at the SWA, now they are known as "blended malts" or "malt blends", just to now confuse things .

The Glen Orrin is a blend. Looking around, 30yo blends start at around 150 and are quite rare these days.
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Not a vatted malt. The term vatted malt was recently made illegal by the clowns at the SWA, now they are known as "blended malts" or "malt blends", just to now confuse things .

The Glen Orrin is a blend. Looking around, 30yo blends start at around 150 and are quite rare these days.
So, just to clarify things in my own mind, it's a blend of single malts (is that term still allowed?), each of which is at least 30 years old?

If so, yes it sounds a bargain. I'm not sure where our nearest Aldi is. But I'm not going anywhere near a shop till the New Year!
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So, just to clarify things in my own mind, it's a blend of single malts (is that term still allowed?), each of which is at least 30 years old?

If so, yes it sounds a bargain. I'm not sure where our nearest Aldi is. But I'm not going anywhere near a shop till the New Year!
The Orrin is a blend (grain + malt), not a "malt blend" (the SWA really are imbeciles). Fwiw on whisky forums we are often confused as the terms vatted malt, malt blend, and blended malt, are all used.
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Not a vatted malt. The term vatted malt was recently made illegal by the clowns at the SWA, now they are known as "blended malts" or "malt blends", just to now confuse things .

The Glen Orrin is a blend. Looking around, 30yo blends start at around 150 and are quite rare these days.
Pete, you got me there ... my knowledge is restricted to the names and tastes of some ... and that my FAV are Singles Malts
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Re: Adnams English whisky, Southwold

I think I'll stick to single malts. Extensive testing over 30+ years has proved that grain whisky gives me leg cramps. Except Poit Dubh.
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Re: Adnams English whisky, Southwold

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Of course, there could be slightly less of it, as it can evaporate even through a sealed top!
That's a myth perpetuated by people who sneak a crafty dram from someone else's bottle.
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I think I'll stick to single malts. Extensive testing over 30+ years has proved that grain whisky gives me leg cramps. Except Poit Dubh.
I should confess i am a malthead. It's rare i bother with anything else but a 30yo blend for 55 will be worth a go. And the Adnams Triple Grain of course.

Blends do have their place (more malt for the rest of us ), some better quality blends do have a high malt content, the Bushmills 1408 for example is 95% malt and just 5% grain, and the well priced BNJ is 50% malt.
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No different from when you put it in the cupboard. Whisky doesn't mature in the bottle, only in the cask. Of course, there could be slightly less of it, as it can evaporate even through a sealed top!
Evaporation can be drastic. Poorly sealed bottles such as miniatures suffer badly, often the alcohol has gone leaving watery slop. I've even seen old full sized bottles that are unopened but only half full.

It would seem the angels are not satisfied with their share from the cask, they take from the bottle too.

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Re: Adnams English whisky, Southwold

I once had a rather nice and large selection of malt miniatures. Until the eldest brat got to about 15. Then "evaporation" started to take its toll. Co-incidence? I didn't risk it - I drank the rest!
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Re: Adnams English whisky, Southwold

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I do like looking at it in the bottle with the lamp glowing through it
Put some translucent material in front of the light. A small flash on the camera, fiddle about to get the light right and we can all look at it.
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