Things you read on whisky labels that make you go : “hmmmm”
It all started as a twitter meme I was starting, and I thought I’d share those little things we see on whisky labels that sometimes drives us, whisky geeks out of our minds. ordered from silliest to silly.
#1 : Aged in oak casks
Really? a scotch aged in oak casks, who would have thought it possible. DUH! of course no indication of which type of oak casks, like it matters, well it does matter. and it is just a waste of printing ink to indicate aged in oak. Why don’t you just write : liquid inside…
#2: Limited edition of 25,000 bottles or / “Only” 30,000 bottles / etc.
Give us a break. A whisky is not very limited when it sells in 10’s thousands similar bottles. Do you think people will buy it because of this? will it makes me feel more “special” if I know I bought a ‘limited’ edition every whisky drinker in town can also buy?
#3: This whisky was made from the best quality barley, and used the purest spring water
bla bla bla
#4 : Single cask bottling without mentioning the cask # or cask type.
It’s plain vexing. I know, some bottlers are trying to keep this confidential so we do not know the same cask was also split between them and another, but still : give us a break! Also, why not tell us if it was a Sherry, Bourbon (first fill, refill etc) we like to know this information especially when it comes to a single cask bottling.
(and many thanks to Sjoerd for this one).
5#: Special limited bottling bottled at 40%
if your whisky is so special and limited, please let it shine and bottle it at 46% at least. let us decide if we want to dilute it to that magical “40%” mark.
Any one has any more of those? would be happy to hear about yours!