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What is up with the Archive Samples anyway???

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Postby les taylor » Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:53 am

Mikey that's a real labour of love. Some are more full than others though hope that's okay.


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Postby killerwhale » Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:12 am

they look lovely!
I think it's a great idea and I'd like to own such a collection..... :)
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Postby Di Blasi » Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:52 am

Yes, beautiful indeed mikeymad! Nice fotos.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:15 pm

I've been thinking of doing a similar thing--ordering a bunch of 20cl and 10cl bottles. When I open a bottle, I'll immediately fill one of each, and proceed to enjoy the 40 or 45cl left. (Hmm, maybe two 20cl bottles.) That way I can get around to more different whiskies, and keep a large variety in stock and available for comparison and to give visiting friends some variety.

I need to order up some friends, too....
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Postby Jan » Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:21 pm

That is one beautiful sight Mikeymad! :shock:

Must have been quite a job?

From time to time I do the same with a beloved dram - but far from consistently and not at all organized like this.
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Postby kljostad » Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:26 pm

Thanks for a great idea!

Where is it possible to order sample bottles?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:40 pm

LFW has 20's and 10's--look in glassware, I think. Boston rounds are widely available--do a google search.
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Postby karlejnar » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:18 pm

kljostad wrote:Thanks for a great idea!

Where is it possible to order sample bottles?

You can order them at LFW as MrT said.
Another possibility is the danish site http://www.whiskynyt.dk -> Shop
http://shop.whiskynyt.dk/
(I appologise to all non-danish readers :oops: )

I recently started to stash a 26cl bottle of most of my open malts before they are emptied. Unfortunately some had gone very low so I had to stash a few 10cl's as well, a.o. the legendary 'Laddie' Vintage 1970.
The 65ml and 10cl's are also very good size for exchanging samples with fellow malsters.
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Postby bamber » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:38 pm

Love it - you're like the mad professor of malts.
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Postby vitara7 » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:47 pm

thats a shed load of work, all the fidley labels and that... id loose the head after about 5....

well done though, very well done.
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Postby Drrich1965 » Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:18 pm

Awsome Idea. I started today; if only I had been doing this for the last few years. No time like the present, however.
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Postby Di Blasi » Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:15 am

Great link karlejnar!! Thanks for it!! What perfect sample bottles! I might have to put in an order with Mr Fjeld to save/split some shipping costs. :empty:
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Postby karlejnar » Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:39 pm

Di Blasi wrote:Great link karlejnar!! Thanks for it!! What perfect sample bottles! I might have to put in an order with Mr Fjeld to save/split some shipping costs. :empty:

Velbekomme :wink: (You're wellcome) - glad to help. A good idea to collectively order the bottles and save on postage.

BTW: The "shop keepers" are MacNiels and MacLars, the webmasters of http://www.whiskynyt.dk. Nice fellow malsters of mine too.
And before you ask: No - I'm not getting provision on the sales :wink:
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Postby Matt2 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:47 pm

This something I have been looking into as well, and yes I wish I had started a few years ago :cry:

I've got some nice label designs to work with and was thinking of sealing caps with hot wax.

Does anybody know of any problems storing whisky in these bottles for a number of years (5-10 years?).
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:57 am

I don't think the shrink wrap will really make a difference in reducing evaporation; there shouldn't be a problem as long as the caps are tight. I think the shrink wrap is more of a consumer reassurance kind of thing. Then again, I haven't seen the actual caps.
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Postby les taylor » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:22 am

mikeymad wrote:FYI, they look like this

Sealed:

Image

The inside

Image

Cheers,


Mikey the pictures haven't copied for some reason perhaps you could re copy them.


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Postby Lawrence » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:34 am

:shock:

I can see them very well.
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Postby peergynt323 » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:55 am

Nice going MikeyMad. Make sure you save some of that Loch Dhu for a sunny day. :thumbsup:
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Re: What is up with the Archive Samples anyway???

Postby shoganai » Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:32 am

mikeymad wrote:samples, for future 'use'... (flights...


You can get these onto a plane?

Anyway, very impressive.
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Re: What is up with the Archive Samples anyway???

Postby Di Blasi » Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:58 am

Yes indeed it is! Like a cataloging system. And with hundreds, I'd guess you'd have to alphabetize them for easy reach. First, I need to get that many different whiskies, and drink most of them up!
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Re: What is up with the Archive Samples anyway???

Postby lohssanami » Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:15 am

Nice work!
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Re: What is up with the Archive Samples anyway???

Postby Di Blasi » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:16 am

Beautiful, nice work! It's a great idea maybe that whenever one opens a new bottle, to pour and save a small sample for the future, will also help note what you've tasted. :P
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Re: What is up with the Archive Samples anyway???

Postby Newbie » Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:18 pm

Thats a awsome idea, plus they look really good all laid out like that!!

Might have to pinch your idea & save some stock for the future :P

Now where to find some empty bottles...
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Re: What is up with the Archive Samples anyway???

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:52 pm

Mikeymad,

Great work on building up the collection! I love the idea of having samples from every bottle I've purchased. Now just to oder some 2 oz glass bottles myself...... :D
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