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Subject: [Leica] OT: What about England NOW: Scotch barrels! ;-)
From: abridge at (Adam Bridge)
Date: Mon Dec 12 22:27:03 2005
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Ted, thanks for your information. What I gleaned was this quote. I'll send
you the PDF of the review: "Part of what the distillery calls its "most
significant new product launch in our illustrious 180-year history" -- a
single malkt matured in casks used for sherry or bourbon.

You draw the conclusions.

thanks for your insight.


On 12/12/05, Ted Grant <> wrote:
> Adam Bridge asked:
> >>An aside: Has anyone tried the McCallan Scotch that's aged in oak wine
> barrels? It sure sounds mellow to me. Read about it in the Wall Street
> Journal's article on Scotch that was out this weekend.<<<
> Hi Adam,
> In the case of single malt scotch it was and is aged in oak barrels.
> In the early days when Sherry imported into England came from Spain there
> was a bountiful number of ex-sherry casks available to fill the shortage
> of
> plain Oak barrels. So the Sherry barrels began to add their "mellow" to
> the
> finer selections of single malt scotch.
> However, when the Brit's lost their taste for the volumes of Sherry, it
> imported it seems the "Bourbon barrels" of the eastern USA. Those barrels
> became known as "American Oak" barrels. I believe some distilleries still
> import them from the USA.
> Your quoted article from the "Wall Street Journal?"  Heaven forbid I
> should
> suggest the writer might be wrong and meant " aged in Sherry barrels, not
> wine ?" Sherry barrels it's a known fact to single malt drinkers?  Or
> users
> for medicinal purposes, ;-) we know the best comes from aging in Sherry
> barrels!"
> Yes your, "It sure sounds mellow to me." is exactly where the mellow comes
> from, the Sherry barrels.
> However, if it truly is a "wine barrel"  then I stand corrected in the
> case
> of the McCallan and will be flogged at sunrise of this following day! :-(
> The good part?... I get an extra ration of single malt to off set the
> pain!"
> ;-) Therefore without question... "medicinal purpose as you can
> understand!"
> Thank you sir. ;-)
> ted
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In reply to: Message from abridge at (Adam Bridge) ([Leica] OT: What about England)
Message from tedgrant at (Ted Grant) ([Leica] OT: What about England NOW: Scotch barrels! ;-))