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By: bgulien (offline)  Monday, 17 March 2008 (Read 13450 times)  

A friend presented me with a bottle of Talisker.
As we all know, Talisker originate from Skye.
But what did I see on the label:
The Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Islay.

I don't know how to upload a photograph, so you can see for yourself

I contacted the Talisker Distillery and they thought it very serious.
Asked me all sorts of things about the bottle.

I reckon, the people of Islay would be thrilled to know, that a very good whisky will be relocated.



   

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By: ron (offline)  Monday, 17 March 2008  

Quote by: bgulien

The Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Islay.



The image is now there Bob, thanks. This is an intriguing story and as you mentioned in your email, Diageo owns Lagavulin but also Caol Ila and Port Ellen Maltings and it's likely somebody made a mistake. I would certainly keep the bottle and perhaps check at the off-license where you bought the bottle to see if they have more of these bottles.

Maybe you would like to post Diageo's reponse in the forum? It will be interesting to read what they have to say Wink

   

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By: yAnja (offline)  Tuesday, 18 March 2008  

It's possibly to be a fake bottle or simply a fake etiquette?
I will try to check also bottle in Italy to see if a similar indication it's present...
Question


...Islay, Islay, and of course, ISLAY!
   

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By: yAnja (offline)  Tuesday, 18 March 2008  

If you try to find the address by the letter and number code you find it's an address on Skye.
Carbost it's right, but not Islay.
A mistake by importer in printing the label? Question


...Islay, Islay, and of course, ISLAY!
   

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By: Spirit of Islay (offline)  Tuesday, 18 March 2008  

Hi Bob ,
Georgie will have found this highly amusing as she's an ileach !
Really nice lass , you couldn't do me a favour and send me her contact e-mail , i've lost touch with her since she left the SMWS .
Cheers
Gordon


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By: Singlemalt-Danny (offline)  Tuesday, 18 March 2008  

What's interresting also; Why put caramel in such a beautifull whisky ?
(mit farbstoff) . Do they still put caramel in their whisky ?


Love Single Malt , love Islay , love Scotland ...
   

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By: yAnja (offline)  Tuesday, 18 March 2008  

Quote by: Singlemalt-Danny

What's interresting also; Why put caramel in such a beautifull whisky ?
(mit farbstoff) . Do they still put caramel in their whisky ?



Hi Danny,
The only function of using the caramel it's to match the standard color for whisky set by company owner, and it's not used for changing flavour or anything else...
For example Bruichladdich it's considered one of the purest whisky of the world 'cause they usen't caramel at all and don't chill filter any spirits...
Other Islay whisky that use caramel for example it's Laphroaig, Caol Ila Lagavulin.
Laphroaig it's not a property of Diageo, but Diageo usually standardize the colour of every owned whisky with caramel.
I hope this can be a sort of help... Smile


...Islay, Islay, and of course, ISLAY!
   

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By: Singlemalt-Danny (offline)  Tuesday, 18 March 2008  

Quote by: yAnja

Quote by: Singlemalt-Danny

What's interresting also; Why put caramel in such a beautifull whisky ?
(mit farbstoff) . Do they still put caramel in their whisky ?



Hi Danny,
The only function of using the caramel it's to match the standard color for whisky set by company owner, and it's not used for changing flavour or anything else...
For example Bruichladdich it's considered one of the purest whisky of the world 'cause they usen't caramel at all and don't chill filter any spirits...
Other Islay whisky that use caramel for example it's Laphroaig, Caol Ila Lagavulin.
Laphroaig it's not a property of Diageo, but Diageo usually standardize the colour of every owned whisky with caramel.
I hope this can be a sort of help... Smile



yes i know, but I find it allways a wee bit cheating. When using Bourbon casks they don't caramel the whiskies. Why not do natural. I also am almost sure that it affects slightly the taste, no ?


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