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Flora & Fauna whiskies - all boxed?

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:30 pm

Hello,

I am wondering if all the Flora & Fauna whiskies have been released with boxes or not? I have several from this series, but only the Clynelish is actually boxed.
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Postby Mr Ellen » Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:00 pm

Hello M.R.J.

This has been discussed under the following thread:

http://www.whiskymag.com/forum/viewtopi ... lora+fauna



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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:49 pm

Thank you, I was trying to find such a thread but couldnt.

Another question not related to F&F - what about the Ardbeg Very Young, came with a box or not?
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Postby Jan » Fri Aug 11, 2006 5:14 am

No, VYA was without box, but the Still Young comes with a box.

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Postby Dubois » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:02 am

As for Mortlach, I got it without a box.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:57 pm

Hello,

These are few of the Flora & Fauna's I have - and in my opinion, some of the best from the series. Have also really enjoyed Bladnoch and Caol Ila. only Clynelish came with a box ( a cardboard one).

Any other great ones in the series?

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Postby kiltrock68 » Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:59 am

My favourites of the F+F are:

Balmenach 12y
Benrinnes 15y
Blair Athol 12y
Caol Ila 15y (got still one full bottle)
Clynelish 14y (still got some 4 bottles of it :D )
Craigellachie 14y (still got an open bottle)
Dailuaine 16y
Dufftown 15y
Mortlach 16y (the best in my opinion)

Not my kind of taste:

Aultmore 12y
Mannochmore12y
Rosebank 12y
Glen Spey 12y
Glenlossie 10y
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Postby kildalton » Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:57 pm

Caol Ila went with boxa s well.
I've 2 on my shelves... :D
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Postby TheLaddie » Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:22 am

Hi

I have a Linkwood F&F boxed as well. All my others are unboxed. I've seen the Pittyvaich on eBay in a wooden box that looked rather nice but not sure if this was official or added by the middleman.

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:29 am

Can some one explain Flora & Fauna to me ?????

It actually does not appeal to me as I can only think of flowery tasteing drams..... !!!!! :?
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Postby TheLaddie » Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:57 am

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Can some one explain Flora & Fauna to me ?????

It actually does not appeal to me as I can only think of flowery tasteing drams..... !!!!! :?


Or a Fauna tasting dram..... :x
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:46 am

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Can some one explain Flora & Fauna to me ?????

It actually does not appeal to me as I can only think of flowery tasteing drams..... !!!!! :?


Flora & Fauna is a series of Diageo releases, originally of distilleries that were not much bottled in singles, and originally available only at the distilleries or in their local communities. The labels feature engravings of indigenous plants and animals--flora and fauna--thus the name. They became more widely available after a while, and as many of the distilleries' product are now being bottled as OB singles, the line is being phased out.

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Postby Di Blasi » Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:58 am

I wonder how a closed distillery, Rosebank for example, can have a 12y Flora and Fauna bottling when it closed in 1983? Is this F & F bottling of Rosebank from ten years back??
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Postby Thesh » Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:21 am

Di Blasi wrote:I wonder how a closed distillery, Rosebank for example, can have a 12y Flora and Fauna bottling when it closed in 1983? Is this F & F bottling of Rosebank from ten years back??


Ardbeg closed in 1981, reopened in 1997, and have had a Ten year out for a while. Not sure how it happens, but it does.

The Scots must have perfected time travel.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:49 pm

Hello,

The Flora & fauna series was released gradually from 1995 onwards I believe. Rosebank was mothballed in 1993, not 1983.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:52 pm

Similarly, Ardbeg:

1794 Records of distillery taking place at Ardbeg
1815 Current distillery founded by the MacDougall family
1817 Distillery fully operational
1959 Ardbeg Distillery Ltd created
1977 Acquired by Hiram Walker
1984 Closed
1989 Taken over by Allied Distillers and production recommenced
1996 Closed in July
1997 Acquired by Glenmorangie plc
1998 New visitor's centre opened

So, as the law states, youngest distillate that went into the bottle is stated on the label. Ardbeg new 10yo was release about 2000 I believe - there was production from 1989 till 1996.
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