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Ian Macleod's 'As we get it'

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Ian Macleod's 'As we get it'

Postby BruceCrichton » Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:04 am

I was given a bottle of this stuff at * years old and 60.5%abv.

Has anybody got any information about it?
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Postby Mustardhead » Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:30 am

I have only tried the Islay version. The Islay and the Highland have to be pretty good value as cask strength single malts go.

The Islay I tried was definitely (my opinion) Laphroiag all three times. I have seen comments about it being Lagavulin but I am sure that is wishful thinking ;)

Your views on the Highland will be interesting.
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Postby Leither » Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:07 pm

I've tried both the Islay and Highland versions in pubs on several occassions over the past year and have a bottle of each open at home (with back ups). IMO they are the best value or 'bang-for-your-buck' malts I've tried at around £25 each for some lovely cask strength 8 year olds.

They are 'mystery' malts but I'm pretty sure the Islay expression is an 8yo Lagavulin, as Macleods seem to have a supply deal with Diageo. The exact ABV fluctuates with each bottling slightly so are very much 'As we get it' from what I can see. I can see the Islay perhaps being Caol Ila from time to time but I'm 95% plus positive the ones I've had are Lagavulin (confirmed by a couple of highly respected stockists).

The Highland I have heard is Macallan but I think this it is more likely to be Glengoyne for recent bottlings, given Macleods own the distillery. I'm open to suggestions on this one.

From what I can see this stuff only gets bottled once or twice a year and is in short supply - if you see it snap it up! As soon as RMW get supply in it vanishes.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:16 pm

Leither wrote:The Highland I have heard is Macallan but I think this it is more likely to be Glengoyne for recent bottlings, given Macleods own the distillery. I'm open to suggestions on this one.
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Why not just bottle it as cask strength Glengoyne?

I think it might be Glenfarclas. They don't sell to indies and don't allow the use of their name. Any independent Glenfarclas will have a Pseudonym.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:47 am

C_I wrote:
But Bruce, have you actually opened it already, or what is blocking you?


I haven't opened it yet. I have 3 bottles open and want to finish them first.
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Postby Tom » Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:41 am

The Highland version is an 8Y old Macallan. Its a fantastic whisky for that price and age. When I go for a cigar/whisky combo on a rare occasion (I quit smoking but these combinations are just too tempting) this is my choice actually.

I had not heard of a new release like C.I. implies, but it would be logical. I seriously doubt however it would be Glenfarclas as they have been very strict lately against independent bottlings of their whisky.
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Postby vitara7 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:54 am

for the strength and the price, there very good buys i feel personally.
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