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Advice regarding a hogshead of Macallan.

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Advice regarding a hogshead of Macallan.

Postby kruger2u » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:40 pm

I'm quite a new member to this site and originally joined to get some advise regarding a hogshead of Macallan. I paid over the odds for it a number of years ago but I have had it quite some time and believe that its now over 21 years old and hope to recoup my original outlay.

Its stored at Ben Nevis Distillery/ bond. Macallan malt 1989 and has been undisturbed all this time. i was told that it was 440Lts originally, will this be true? I have not even tasted a sample.

One question is should I bottle it now or leave it even longer.

Where can I get it bottled for a reasonable price?
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Re: Advice regarding a hogshead of Macallan.

Postby jmrl » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:30 am

440 litres would be more like a butt, hogheads tend to yield about 200 70cl after so long having started at about 250 litres. Try Duncan Taylor for bottling costs.
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Re: Advice regarding a hogshead of Macallan.

Postby kruger2u » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:41 am

Hi thanks for your reply, I was told at the time the original volume was 440 litres- but the certificate says it is a hogshead. So I suppose it needs to be sampled and measured to be sure what is left. Cheers.
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