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Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:03 am Post subject:
The last two years he has let rip about sulphur, I wonder if he will maintain the invective? I have a lot of time for his suggestion that sulphur is at least acknowledged as an issue and sulphured casks are rooted out at source, the industry is rolling in money at the moment and could easily fund this.
I'd like to see something in the preface about NAS whiskies too. The first forays into NAS territory were interesting and there have beenreleases I have really enjoyed. However I feel it's now just being exploited in order to destroy the benchmarking of whisky quality and to generate maximum profits with dwindling resources. This is a growing trend and is a greater threat to standards than sulphur IMO. _________________ "Whisky is liquid sunshine."
[George Bernard Shaw]
This is out on Monday, should be interesting to see what Jim rants about this year, and of course what he pics as his top whisky for the year.
What will it be this year?
I'll be interested too Alun. I pre-ordered a copy last week from Jim Murray's link. He sends me a signed copy with an inscription each year. _________________ "Always carry a large flagon of whisky in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake."
W.C. Fields (1880-1946)
I have my copy ordered as usual but no sign of it being dispatched yet although it was due out today, which is the norm in my experience of the Whisky Bible, i think it is all a bit of a rush to get all the tastings done and then publish the new edition.
What i would love to see is people like Jim Murray making a comment on the way pricing is going as i really believe there is serious price fixing going on across the board with all whisky producers and it needs looking at. The price is a big factor when buying whisky and whisky drinkers need whisky critcs to start speaking up. But then again do the whisky companies pay the wages of what we are lead to believe are independent whiskt critics and book sales are a sideline as far as income goes for these critics, it makes no sense that they does not comment on prices.
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