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Fwiffo

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They use caramel E150, it's supposed to interfere with the taste, but gives a consistency of colour between batches.

Macallan appears to have gone out of fashion somewhat. Still good whisky, as is Glenfiddich.
It's all about hunting down that obscure distillery with an unpronounceable name now. That's how my mate looks at it.

Suntory has largely stopped selling a few different types of aged whisky, but I think that was because demand skyrocketed and they ran out of supply. That's the problem when you're making something that you won't sell for another 12 or 18 years - you can't simply ramp up the supply!

Reminds me of when I was travelling through the backblocks of Indonesia and my host in a small town asked me to get some alcohol that we could drink with the dog that his wife was preparing for dinner.

After roaming around town I managed to track down a bottle of whisky in a small store.

Turning the bottle over, the label said:

Ingredients: Alcohol, whisky flavour
Suntory I believe chased short term profits and ruined their own pipeline. One of my old bosses said Hennessy confessed to them on his tour their XO now is nowhere near the quality from before due to excess demand.

I've went to a few tastings of brand new whisky distilleries n Canada. One of them (Forty Creek) joked that all new whisky makers are wine makers for a few years because you need the barrels and you need to make some money whilst your whisky ages.
 

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I go into a home bar today and the manager goes "Oh no, I didn't get my whisky order in before you came back!"

The bartender then tells me as she walks by - "Fwiffo tell her you're never coming back..."
 

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Ales from Palmers of Bridport - a long established but not particularly fashionable brewery.
It was at a local pub beer festival. There was music playing and tanked-up old gits playing air guitar and acting the goat. This is my nightmare vision of care homes in days to come.

Anyway there was a singer later. He was doing Frank Sinatra stuff. His opening words were ‘Have you been on it all day?’. I imagine he thought this will be a tough gig. He was very good though and the old gits were soon won round. I think they just wanted a sing song.

Prior to that, we had a Korean meal in the most Korean area in Europe. Very nice and Koreans are decent law-abiding, Christian types who don’t cause any trouble. We also popped into the local Wetherspoons, which I imagine must be the only one in the chain offering Jinro Soju as a manager’s special.
 
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