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Postby suffolkwhisky » Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:44 pm

I can't believe that I seem to be the first to post about this but has anyone else ordered theirs yet? (12 yr old sherried)

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Postby les taylor » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:18 pm

Mrs Les received her invitation to buy it today. Should we get one?




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Postby Reggaeblues » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:41 pm

12 YO sherried???

My "....only for friends of the Classic malts" blurb arrived today, inviting me to buy, but it don't mention no sherry. "Matured in European Oak Casks " it says here.

"Should we get one?" sez Les.

Les, you KNOW the answer to that one!

all together now...
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:35 am

.......would be rude not to.....
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Postby les taylor » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:49 am

Reggaeblues wrote:12 YO sherried???

My "....only for friends of the Classic malts" blurb arrived today, inviting me to buy, but it don't mention no sherry. "Matured in European Oak Casks " it says here.

"Should we get one?" sez Les.

Les, you KNOW the answer to that one!

all together now...


It... .......would be rude not to.....





Okay Guy's I get the message, Yes I have made the purhase. I hope it's a good one.


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Postby vitara7 » Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:20 am

how do you go about getting one?
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Postby Leither » Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:29 am

Anyone else notice the spelling mistake in the 'Talisker timeline' article from the Quaich 10th Anniversary Edition?

They talk through a timeline of a 'typical' cask of Talisker from 1996 - 'A cask of Talisker - 10 years in the making'.

It starts at 1996 when '250 litres of new-make spirit is poured into a refill bourbon cask on site and taken to be matured near Sterling'. :!:

They go on to say 'Nowadays, the spirit is mostly taken off the island in bulk'.

Very honest of them to say so but surely they could have employed an authentic Scottish proof-reader to advise their Marketing guys, or someone that can spell Stirling.

I hear that Diageo are planning bigger anniversary celebrations for next year when the original Classic Malts will be 20 years on the market.

Anyway, will I buy a Talisker 12? - Well, if I can forgive the typo, IWBRNT!
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:41 am

Sounds interesting ..... is this going to be the demise of the 10 or just another string in the bow...


... tasting notes asap people :wink: :thumbsup:
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Postby corbuso » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:54 am

Reggaeblues wrote:12 YO sherried???

My "....only for friends of the Classic malts" blurb arrived today, inviting me to buy, but it don't mention no sherry. "Matured in European Oak Casks " it says here.


Sherry casks = European Oak Casks
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:24 am

corbuso wrote:
Reggaeblues wrote:12 YO sherried???

My "....only for friends of the Classic malts" blurb arrived today, inviting me to buy, but it don't mention no sherry. "Matured in European Oak Casks " it says here.


Sherry casks = European Oak Casks

I agree European Oak is the same as sherry matured but it's no guarantee the other way around. Sherry producers use a lot of american oak - how would you know if the sherry matured whisky you buy has been in slovenian or american oak?
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Postby les taylor » Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:53 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Sounds interesting ..... is this going to be the demise of the 10 or just another string in the bow...


... tasting notes asap people :wink: :thumbsup:


IWC it says on the blurb It's a 12 year-old Talisker a special, limited bottling exclusively for the friends of the classic malts.

The Talisker will not be available in the shops. That alone means it will quickly become a sought after bottle.

They say they are 10 this year but I thought they were older than that.
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Postby Leither » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:06 pm

les taylor wrote:They say they are 10 this year but I thought they were older than that.


Hi Les - the friends of the classic malts 'affinity' group, and hence Quaich mailshot, is 10 years old this year. As such the Talisker 12 special edition celebrates this.

The original Classic malts were launched in 1988 and as such will be 20 next year - I know that Diageo are already planning a huge Marketing campaign for this so I would look out for a few more (my guess would be 20yo) special editions next year.

Anyone know how limited the new Talisker 12 is?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:56 pm

les taylor wrote:They say they are 10 this year but I thought they were older than that.


I should hope so, if they're celebrating by releasing a 12....
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Postby les taylor » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:59 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:
les taylor wrote:They say they are 10 this year but I thought they were older than that.


I should hope so, if they're celebrating by releasing a 12....



Friends of Classic Malts. Not Talisker!!!



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Postby adogranonthepitch » Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:10 pm

Attention my fellow whisky lurrrving friends ....

Read the tasting notes, notice the spent fireworks smell, also as Hercul Periot would say European Oak which equals Spanish Oak which if E=MC squared might, and I only might mean ............ Sulphur! :yuk:

Be careful my friends ......

But dont worry, I wont be rude, I buy one, maybe two .....

... it would be rude not too :wink:
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Postby vitara7 » Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:20 pm

ive not heard anything myself from them, how do i get one?

i mean, i wouldnt want to be rude and not buy one..... :?
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Postby RufusA » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:58 pm

vitara7 wrote:...how do i get one?


YG[p]M

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Postby adogranonthepitch » Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:55 am

careful of that sulphur boys :yuk:
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Postby les taylor » Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:00 am

RufusA wrote:
vitara7 wrote:...how do i get one?


YG[p]M

Rufus.



V7

you go to http://www.talisker12.co.uk enter the username friend and the password skye. If you have your membership number that would be useful. otherwise tick the I forgot the number box.

Happy shopping.


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Postby vitara7 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:21 am

cheers les
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:33 am

I like the way they give you a discount on postage if you buy 2 or 3 (not :evil: )

That IS a bit underhanded if you ask me.


Anyway not a UK resident so I don't really have to worry about it ....
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Postby Leither » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:37 am

I see it's Loch Fyne Whiskies handling the orders and distribution - a cunning wee link there for LFW, good on them.
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Postby RufusA » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:22 pm

I notice that our German cousins are only being charged 50 Euros for said same bottle. Is this purely down to differing duty rates, or is Britain getting "ripped off" again?

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:09 pm

That is a bit of a difference all right 16Euro or £10-11 ... but does that price include postage ???

Can't see tax playing that big of a part in the differentiation though ... :?
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