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Dead and dormant distilleries?

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What do you think of buying/drinking malts from closed distilleries?

What a morbid idea. It is like drinking the blood of the dead.
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They were closed because the whisky wasn’t good enough.
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They are a link with the past. I want to try them all.
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If I drink enough of them, maybe a few will reopen.
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I drink nothing but Port Ellen, Brora and Rosebank.
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I am a fanatical collector. I don’t drink them, I just hoard them.
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Dead and dormant distilleries?

Postby Mustardhead » Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:54 pm

As Marvin is away, I thought a poll or two might be fun ;)
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Postby vitara7 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:32 pm

well someone had to do a poll or two in his absence.

personally i try to get as many good bottlings of silent stills as i can for my collection
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Postby Mustardhead » Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:49 pm

vitara7 wrote:well someone had to do a poll or two in his absence.

personally i try to get as many good bottlings of silent stills as i can for my collection


Distillery bottlings or independents? Or both...
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Postby vitara7 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:52 pm

OB only

dont collect IB's - except if i couldnt find an OB bottling or one didnt exist, right now i have only one IB in my collection, a glen craig 30yo, simply because there wasnt a glen craig OB
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Postby The Fachan » Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:54 pm

Both!!!!!!! The more liquid the better regardless what distillery is included. I admire your diligence Vitara but I would have said this was about the good of the distillery not the bottlings.
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Postby vitara7 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:57 pm

i simply choose OB ones as they tend to be more expensive then IB's, also if i was to collect everything id need a warehouse, not a house. its just a way of limiting what i have and what i can have, also i feel ob's tend to do better price rise wise
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Postby Wave » Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:16 am

I collect a lot of IB's simpley because there are still many distilleries that just don't ship to US like Ben Nevis, Glen Grant, Mortlach amoung a cast of others. IB's are the only way other than going to Scotland yourself & bringing those OB's back to try some of these whiskies.


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Postby TheLaddie » Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:30 am

I think if you get the opportunity to taste something you may never get the chance to taste again you should. Try everything once.
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Postby Mustardhead » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:18 pm

TheLaddie wrote:I think if you get the opportunity to taste something you may never get the chance to taste again you should. Try everything once.


I think that's a pretty good approach :)
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:50 pm

Mustardhead wrote:
TheLaddie wrote:I think if you get the opportunity to taste something you may never get the chance to taste again you should. Try everything once.


I think that's a pretty good approach :)


Even better to leave some for future generations to try too, though.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:19 pm

But Nick, it was left for us.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:29 pm

I'm not overly fussed about closed distilleries but if I hear that some of these closed distilleries have good whisky I would like to try but not at any cost. However some distilleries closed for very good reason too so it is sometimes better to leave well alone.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:09 pm

I stand with one foot in option 3 (Link from past and want to try them) and my collector's alter ego (or right foot) in option 6.

Do I have to buy two bottles of each and get the best of both worlds?

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Postby Mustardhead » Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:18 pm

Malt-Teaser wrote:I stand with one foot in option 3 (Link from past and want to try them) and my collector's alter ego (or right foot) in option 6.

Do I have to buy two bottles of each and get the best of both worlds?


Yes :D

I understand the "standard" approach is to buy three bottles. One for collecting, one for speculating and one for drinking.

If it's good stuff I think I'd end up drinking all three ;)
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Postby Scotchio » Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:48 pm

Must admit to be somewhat fascinated by these closed distilleries and intend to try all. The problem is as I try each one I invariably find I like it and want to set aside a few bottles while they are still available/ not too old/ still affordable. Even some with dodgy reps like Littlemill, Glen Albyn and North Port have their own distinctive qualities.
All gets a bit expensive mind!
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Postby vitara7 » Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:51 pm

if your putting any littlemill away, now is the time to do it, as the price is going to rise.
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Postby les taylor » Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:05 pm

V7 wrote:-

OB only

dont collect IB's - except if i couldnt find an OB bottling or one didnt exist, right now i have only one IB in my collection, a glen craig 30yo, simply because there wasnt a glen craig OB

This pretty well somes up my approach as well apart from I do have 3 from Gordon & MacPhail Private collection. Which I picked up at the food & drink show.

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Postby Mustardhead » Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:53 pm

vitara7 wrote:if your putting any littlemill away, now is the time to do it, as the price is going to rise.


Why is it going to rise? I've got a bottle of the 12yo OB tucked away. Is that the sort of thing you would keep?
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Ockham's logic

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:16 pm

The "Whisky lake" is only so big and as more people dive in, the less there is to go around. I am attempting to acquire silent stills in either OB or IB when I can, so that I can sample something from the past that is rapidly diminishing. At the same time I maintain a selection of active whiskies that I enjoy. It's like shaving with Occam's razor sometimes.
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