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Laddie Boys New Distillery gets green light

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Laddie Boys New Distillery gets green light

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:30 pm

Can Islay really cope with another distillery?
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Postby les taylor » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:34 pm

Its not something new. The Laddie has been talking about doing this now for some time. Is it not just an expansion of the Laddie business?



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Postby lbacha » Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:27 pm

The more the merrier, with the expansion of single malts world wide I don't think it will cause a problem, it should benifit the island since it is already a major destination for whiskyphiles.

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Postby Scotchio » Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:50 pm

Recycling Inverleven stills, interesting, I like Inverleven but it is quite light and malty, will be interesting to see how they run the stills and what they produce. What did they mean by 11 origins? Is it something to do with golf courses or presentation tins?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:39 pm

Eleven sources of barley, maybe? As for what they produce, Reynier said in episode 78 of WhiskyCast that PC and Octomore production will be shifted there. I'm sure they'll have to experiment, but the product is as dependent on how they run the stills as on the configuration of the stills themselves.

I think this is very exciting. My one worry is that the bar at the Port Charlotte Hotel will be more crowded than ever. I hope someone will step up with more B&B and hotel rooms in PC, too.
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Postby Scotchio » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:00 pm

That makes a lot of sense and is also reassuring as it suggests they will continue to produce the classic low peat style at the original distillery. I'm guessing but I wouldn't be surprised if the Inverleven stills are similar to the Laddie ones, youngish lightly oaked Inverleven seems not dissimilar to Laddie in terms of weight although the overall flavour profile is more simplistic.
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Postby peergynt323 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:35 pm

I like the idea of more distilleries. Keeps prices down if the boom continues.
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Postby TheLaddie » Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:54 am

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

That's all I have to say on the subject.
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Postby Di Blasi » Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:18 am

Nice going, not that I need another reason, but another reason to get over to Islay!
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