Muskrat Portage wrote:Willie:
From my readings both in publications and books as well as on websites, the general perception seems to be that very little CS is sold as it truly comes from the cask. Over here, we are certainly limited in what is available and the OB bottlings are all watered down to varying degrees.
There are some IBs that I was wondering about, especially the raw Cask offerings from Blackadder which appear a first blush to be staright from the cask. In my limited experience I have found very few actual CS offerings on the market.
Ok, I was really talking only about the bottling strength which i think with many/most CS bottlings (especially single cask) is unadjusted. When it comes to a stricter definition of straight from cask, I don't think there are any bottles that genuinely contain such stuff. All bottlers use a barrier filter to remove unwanted detritis from the whisky, (charcoal, dirt, dead mice, etc.). I understand, (but am prepared to be corrected), that Blackadder also use barrier filtration in the Raw Cask series and then add back some of the charcoal afterwards. That's what I hear anyway.
Muskrat Portage wrote:Someday I'll have to track you down and have a look at your Whisky Lair. I have the feeling it would be a learning experience, and a hell of a drunk!
Not sure about the learning experience, but you're most welcome to come and have a dram or fifty