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Perhaps a tad too inspired ?

Postby Jan » Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:22 pm

Found an "interesting" article at the whiskynews part of http://www.scotchwhisky.net

Fife-based Wemyss Development Company, whose interests range from tea planting in Kenya to sheep farming in Australia, is launching three blended whiskies: The Peat Chimney, The Spice King and The Smooth Gentleman.


Does this remind anybody of anything?? :lol: :lol:

Inspiration is perhaps too kind a word here? :shock:

Oh well...

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Postby Iain » Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:35 pm

JMR might consider that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Or they might be rather irritated!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:47 pm

It will be interesting to see how they get on.
Personally I think the idea has already been successfully exploited by JMR who have carved out a nice little niche not to mention good whiskies.
It's not as if this new company has tried to be particularly invovative either - just offering a straight alternative to JMRs product, though I would have thought that the natural progression for JMR drinkers (if I can use that term) would be to try single malts offering the characteristics of the vatted expressions.
In such a fickle world, however, we can only wait and see. Don't think JMR will be quaking yet :wink:
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Postby kallaskander » Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:33 am

Hi there,

as it is well known that Compass Box is well connected to Diageo and it is no real secret that JMR have the backing of Edrington Group ...
Who do we think is behind this attempt to marginalize single malts? Oops, provoking again. 8)

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Re: Perhaps a tad too inspired ?

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:39 pm

Fife-based Wemyss Development Company, whose interests range from tea planting in Kenya to sheep farming in Australia, is launching three blended whiskies: The Peat Chimney, The Spice King and The Smooth Gentleman.




... peat monster ..... spice tree ..... the rich spicey one .....the smokey peaty one ... etc etc etc ....


Yawn ...... it's all been done before guys ... missed that train by a country mile ....
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