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New whisk(e)ys
« on: 08 Feb 2019, 20:23 »

I have been trying a new brand of Scotch, Grangestone (http://www.grangestonewhisky.com), recommended to me by a friend.  It is a highland single malt, and tastes pretty good.  They make a range of single malt and blended whiskys.  I found it to be smoother that most others.  It also seems to be a "Total Wine And More" house brand.  Anybody else ever heard of it, or tried it? 
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Re: New whisk(e)ys
« Reply #1 on: 08 Feb 2019, 20:30 »

I have neither heard of nor tried it.  I will check out my local liquor store which has a fairly good selection and see if they have any at a reasonable price.
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Re: New whisk(e)ys
« Reply #2 on: 09 Feb 2019, 00:59 »

They don't make anything - they are just branding unspecified whiskys that they buy in.  The way they describe the single malts also suggests that even if each bottle is a single malt, other bottles with the same label could be different ones of the same general type.
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Re: New whisk(e)ys
« Reply #3 on: 09 Feb 2019, 10:42 »

The more I think about what they say on their website, the more I think you are correct.  A second bottle was not nearly as good as the first that I bought.

And yes, I still prefer my Laphroaig Triple Wood.   
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Re: New whisk(e)ys
« Reply #4 on: 09 Feb 2019, 12:08 »

It looks like a company that buys up surplus or bad cut stock at bulk rate and repackages it. Certainly no distillery and doesn't look like you could easily track down which one a bottle came from.

If you are going to buy in to that market then you may fare better with a whiskey of the month club. At least then if you really like one you can go back to it again.
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