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Postby Rob Allanson » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:08 am

Artisan Scotch whiskymaker Compass Box is set to bottle its antidote to the global economic malaise.
"The more that people are optimistic about the future, the faster we will pull ourselves out of this depressed economic state," said John Glaser, Compass Box whiskymaker. "This is our small effort to try to help the world economy."
Optimism will be launched in London (arguably the city hit hardest by the global financial meltdown) at Whisky Live on 27 February 2009.
In the spirit of recessionary cost cutting measures, Compass Box will be bottling on-site at Whisky Live and attendees will have the opportunity to purchase the first 170 hand-filled bottles at the show.
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Re: Show bottling

Postby les taylor » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:40 am

Sounds good Rob. Any idea of what it might be, cost etc. And will there be any left for Saturday. Also is WMag doing a bottling this year?

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Re: Show bottling

Postby LagaDrinker » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:41 am

Excellent, do we know how much it will be?
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Re: Show bottling

Postby Rob Allanson » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:48 pm

It will be bottled at 44 percent and available for £40 per bottle.

Not sure how fast it will go....

In terms of WMag offerings we will have the Karuizawa and Macallan (which debuted at Glasgow).

New to London will be an Imperial bottling - have tasted and is impressive.

Also the Michael Jackson blend - again had sampled and is seriously good.

Pricings for all will be confirmed on the day...
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Re: Show bottling

Postby r900p » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:09 pm

Is the Karuizawa the one thats also available from BBR? If bottles don't sell do you think they'll be able to be sold through whiskymag?

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Re: Show bottling

Postby Rob Allanson » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:20 pm

r900p wrote:Is the Karuizawa the one thats also available from BBR? If bottles don't sell do you think they'll be able to be sold through whiskymag?

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Well that's not something I get involved in, I will ask further up the tree for you if you like. I have a feeling we would not be doing that though as we do not have a licence for that sort of thing.

Hope that answers that.
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Re: Show bottling

Postby les taylor » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:29 pm

We tried this bottling at the show. John Glaser kindly poured us all a sample from this huge glass demijohn type thing. It's a marriage of Clynelish and Caol Ila. So you get that nice orangey Clynelish with the hit of Caol Ila. Did I buy one.? Do I feel Optimistic?























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