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Whisky - Aeneas MacDonald

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Re: Whisky - Aeneas MacDonald

Postby Iain » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:25 pm

Yep, he had a strong dislike of the practice of blending single malt with "grain whisky":

"It was nothing short of a sin against the light to lump malt whisky with neutral industrial spirit as if it too were something to burn in lamps, to drive engines or to clean clothes."

Not a man to mince his words!

(and I'm sure the SWA would be happy to see that he refers to vattings of different malts as "blended malts" - which was, I think, quite common before the term "vatted malts" caught on during the second half of the 20th century :wink: )

I'm off to pour a dram and read some more.
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