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@toddstevens4I respect your decision to boycott buying Single Malts that are chill-filtered, although you are missing a whole spectrum of malts. I try to avoid NAS whiskies as a matter of principle, but being even stricter would imply that I can't purchase 90% of what is on the market.
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@toddstevens4 Thanks Todd. I can't really fault Lagavulin for being under the mighty hand of Diageo, the great Scotch mafia lol...they had to do what they needed to survive financially...personally, I feel it's worth $55 for this one off bottling...I might buy another and stick it away for a few years and do what Horst suggested and use it to barter...I also don't feel chill filtering particularly affects the end product for this 8 year, it's spirit dominated...
@SlàinteMhath @SchmotchI realize that I sound like a zealot regarding the issue of chill-filtration, and I don't want to limit myself to a tiny fraction of single malt Scotch offerings. Horst did a comprehensive study, and I'm a great fan of science, which suggests I wouldn't notice the difference. It's not ideal, but there's probably some good in letting distilleries know via letter what I would prefer, as opposed to never tasting these otherwise great spirits. I'll temper my stalwart nature a bit and maybe, just maybe, because of the price, pick up a bottle. It would be nice to get a glimpse of the spirit character of lagavulin, as their stills have less effect in toning down the spirit. I need sensible Malt-mates like you all on these boards to keep me from going off the rails.Slainte friends!
@toddstevens4I think that chill filtering is just a minor evil in the ways of whisky. The big evil is colouring of the whisky. Don't understand why they do it.
@bedlamborn coloring makes sense for blends as it helps ensure a consistency in product each year, however I do wish every OB of single malts were not E150 treated, Diageo is a big perpetrator of coloring...it's so nice seeing a natural whisky in all its glory
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