My response to the initial question asked was simply the truth. I can't speak for other IB's But we at douglas Laing make an extremely conscious effort to keep our casks on site at their respective distillery as we feel central bonds detract from the taste.
On the "Mud slinging"
that's gone on since my previous post, i don't think there was any harm meant. This is the main problem with the written word at times like these. because you can't see the poster's expressions or hear the tone in their voice, you can sometimes be unsure as to how to take the comment!
There have been a few times on the forum i've blasted off, usually ending up with me getting the wrong end of the stick!!
What i will say though, is that Beast was just giving his opinion, as is his want, and it now seems that he read Gordon's post in the wrong context. Easily done.
SUrely the point of a forum is to allow discussion! Everyone's entitled to their opinion, sometimes it's the "right" one, and sometimes it isn't!! We're all grown ups, so let's just move on, it is the New Year after all!!!