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Postby Kernow » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:46 am

I read on here sometime ago about a member who always collects the last dram and bottles it.

I thought this a idea worth trying and have currently quarter of a bottle of my 'blend'.

My 'blend' is mainly a good selection of Islay's but with others also put in. I actually wondering how many individuals im going to pick out? if any?.

Anyone else have a 'blend' going? or am i just wasting a shot?
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Re: Home Blend

Postby Kernow » Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:15 am

You should collector57 im sure your mix would be a real nice blend 8)
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Re: Home Blend

Postby Kernow » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:46 am

Yes i understand what you are saying , im just trying one bottle as an experiment, im only using one shot from a bottle so you never know.

If it does turn out nasty will save it for friends who ask for lemonade :lol:
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Re: Home Blend

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:25 pm

Its going to take me ages to get rid of the image of Nick and the virgins.
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Re: Home Blend

Postby andyt » Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:44 pm

"home blending" pretty sure I do something very similar every night, only difference is the vatting is done in my stomach.
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Re: Home Blend

Postby Reggaeblues » Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:34 am

I hope you don't sample it when it comes out of your "vat"...

Mixed some Glenfarclas 105 with a one third measure of Brookladdie Peat tonight. Good!
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Re: Home Blend

Postby lockejn » Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:44 am

I do something similar, but only with whiskies I don't particularly like or am trying to get off the shelf. Once the "vatting" bottle gets down 4-5 ounces I'll fill it back up with whatever malt I'm working on at the time. Occasionally I might add some Longrow CV to peat it up a bit if the last several donors have been of a plainer variety.

By now I must have nearly 30 different malts in the bottle as I never let it get more than half empty. It's actually quite good. Better than than the majority of its components by far.

I expect this practice to eventually go away as I have greater understanding of what I like and what I don't and accordingly buy fewer "duds".
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Re: Home Blend

Postby corbuso » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:33 pm

When I have tasted enough of my samples, I vat (blend) the left over from my vials (and not from my glass !) inside a bottle according to one of the following category: Lowlands, Japan, Grain, Campbeltown, Island, Speayside, Islay and Highlands.
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