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#49423 - 04/11/15 11:42 AM Re: Other casks at Bladnoch... [Re: JohnM]
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Further to the few PM's and emails I've received recently, things appear to be moving forward with regard to bottling of the privately owned tenth shares of the individual casks of Bladnoch now ready for bottling.
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#49456 - 16/11/15 05:15 PM Re: Other casks at Bladnoch... [Re: JohnM]
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I got a letter today also.

Not sure what is happening in regards to the casks I'm involved in as I've heard from no one.

Anyway I'm good to let Martin do his stuff on my behalf if everyone else wants to go with it.

I have a 1/20th share in casks 699 & 701.
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#49459 - 17/11/15 01:34 PM Re: Other casks at Bladnoch... [Re: JohnM]
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I'm very jealous....was a year ago that I did mine. Hope they come oooot alreet.

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#49461 - 17/11/15 06:17 PM Re: Other casks at Bladnoch... [Re: IrishWhiskeyChaser]
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Originally Posted By IrishWhiskeyChaser
I got a letter today also.

Not sure what is happening in regards to the casks I'm involved in as I've heard from no one.

Anyway I'm good to let Martin do his stuff on my behalf if everyone else wants to go with it.

I have a 1/20th share in casks 699 & 701.


Part owner of 699/701 too. Not sure what happens next but happy if Martin can help!

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#49582 - 14/01/16 06:02 PM Re: Other casks at Bladnoch... [Re: JohnM]
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Anybody have updates on casks moved from Bladnoch? Any progress being made on bottling them?

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#49583 - 14/01/16 10:28 PM Re: Other casks at Bladnoch... [Re: JohnM]
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I got an email about the tenth I own from whiskybroker. It has been 8yo for some time and Martin seems to be planning to bottle it soon.
Sounds he's got a couple of casks to deal with though so it may be a bit longer than I anticipate.

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#49584 - 14/01/16 11:45 PM Re: Other casks at Bladnoch... [Re: JohnM]
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I´ve a sample from my cask of Bladnoch 2007 on its way. Will 8 years in the barrel be enough? I´m not a great lover of young whiskies but maybe this will show that I´m wrong?

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#49586 - 15/01/16 07:08 AM Re: Other casks at Bladnoch... [Re: JohnM]
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The one martin bottled earlier in the year was great....

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#49587 - 15/01/16 03:31 PM Re: Other casks at Bladnoch... [Re: JohnM]
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I've said previously that I'm sure the 200 litre bourbon barrels will be excellent .. the new-make was excellent and the barrels freshly emptied bourbon.
With regard to the wine casks which I think were, 697 French oak, 699 American oak, 701 French oak, and 704 American oak, they contained 225 litres. They should taste quite different from the bourbon and from each other, spicy, peppery perhaps?
When I offered the option of a tenth share in the wine casks I don't think all buyers took up the opportunity to go for a twentieth shares in two casks. The new-make was the same so it should be interesting to taste the difference the wood makes. Some of these casks were Seguin Moreau, which I think is highly regarded by some other whisky distilleries.
For some info on different cask types, see http://www.barrel-shop.com/oakbarrels/se...uin-moreau.html

I think only four casks that are now 8yo were sold in shares but there were others which are currently younger than 8yo.
It might be a good idea for the owners of the above four casks to agree to bottle the best two casks and (subject to agreement of everyone)divide the bottles equally among all shareholders.
If you wish you could then re-cask the other two into something different maybe fresh bourbon or sherry and leave it for a couple of years. This should give you enough bottles to be going on with and lower bottling and duty costs. In any case it appears that Martin is reasonably flexible, so the choices are yours to make.
I've never considered it a good idea to bottle half a cask and leave the remaining whisky to mature in a half empty barrel.

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#49589 - 16/01/16 01:44 AM Re: Other casks at Bladnoch... [Re: JohnM]
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I've got a 1/10th share of cask 230/2007 which was 2 year old spirit and now over 8 years that got transferred to Martin. I was in the process of transferring ownership of the cask though and the cask is in limbo now.. I can't complete cask transfer as Bladnoch had already released it.

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