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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Yes they spray them and have other treatments as well. Doesn't really matter to me how they do it, blind tastings are my guide.
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by portwood View Post
    *in many cases the casks didn't even come from Spain. They spray the inside of spent (or new) casks to infuse them with sherry prior to filling with new-make or "finishing" of already matured whisky.


    That's gross. Seriously, I hate that shit. This is a big part of why I got into bourbon before malt; you always know what you're getting with bourbon, to different grades. With malt you have coloring, aging in wood with shit sprayed on it, and who knows what else.

    At least there's always Springbank. Still, this is unsettling info.
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    I'm not so concerned with the process what I don't care for is the way some Scottish producers hype and overcharge for what in the Bourbon world is really a mid shelf product.
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWF View Post


    That's gross. Seriously, I hate that shit. This is a big part of why I got into bourbon before malt; you always know what you're getting with bourbon, to different grades. With malt you have coloring, aging in wood with shit sprayed on it, and who knows what else.
    I both agree and disagree in regards to transparency. The E150c thing is definitely obnoxious. I don't like the thought of it either, but after looking at it pragmatically, I am not sure spraying sherry in a cask is really much different than finishing a bourbon in pipes already soaked with port. The one thing about malts is that you at least know who distilled the stuff, bourbon is very misleading about this - even with the teaspooned malts, it is fairly easy to tell and the name will often give it away. Sure, I have some issues with Scotch, but IMO the stuff tastes way better than bourbon and there is a huge range of flavors to explore.

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by LostBottle View Post
    The E150c thing is definitely obnoxious.
    The stuff used in whisky and other high proof alcohols is e150a not c.
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by portwood View Post
    The stuff used in whisky and other high proof alcohols is e150a not c.
    Got it, thanks for clarifying.

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Of note the Cognac makers also have a few "treatments" for the barrels. European hijinks in such matters have been going on for centuries.
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Continuing with Chainwhip's relentless effort to convert me to a Scotch drinker.. Enjoying HP18 and Glendronach 17!!

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelturtle1 View Post
    Continuing with Chainwhip's relentless effort to convert me to a Scotch drinker.. Enjoying HP18 and Glendronach 17!!

    Woohoo!!! Great pours those two...
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    Woohoo!!! Great pours those two...
    the glendronach has very strong chocolate notes tonight, quite odd but tasty none the less

 

 

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