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Offline Ivo

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Caithness decanter
« on: February 24, 2010, 09:37:11 PM »
Anyone know who is the designer of this Glenmorangie Elegance decanter? It was made in a limited edition (700 or so) at Caithness and takes the shape of a still.

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Re: Caithness decanter
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2010, 03:01:36 PM »
Is it dated?
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Re: Caithness decanter
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2010, 03:21:02 PM »
There is no date - but there is some information available which suggests it is relatively recent - even if the whisky itself is not. The decanter was made at the Wick factory.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/306236/Twelve-Outrageous-and-Unique-Scotch-Whiskies

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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2010, 05:27:38 PM »
Have asked
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Re: Caithness decanter
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2010, 06:13:50 PM »
From what I undestand (from the whisky collectors fraternity) this was produced in 1979 and is no longer available.  The decanter was modelled on the old stills used at the distillery so I wonder if it would actually need a designer as such, perhaps makers at Caithness were able to work it out themselves from drawings of the old stills.......just a thought.

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Re: Caithness decanter
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2010, 06:44:40 PM »
that would put it at least 20 years before my subjective estimate. Interesting!

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Re: Caithness decanter
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2010, 08:25:39 PM »
This excerpt is taken from a blog about whisky. They are as passionate about the contents as we are about the glass surrounding it....funny old world

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1979 Glenmorangie Elegance is a 21-Year Old malt whiskey, one of the oldest malts to be released from the Glenmorangie Distillery. It has a complex mixture of smoke, sandalwood and mulled wine underlined with traces of oranges, nuts, and marzipan. Available only in this package, the unique decanter is hand-blown by Scotland's leading glassmakers, Caithness Glass in Wick, to replicate Glenmorangie's famous swan-necked pot stills at its distillery.
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Re: Caithness decanter
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2010, 10:21:06 PM »
Sorry....I was just trying to help

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Re: Caithness decanter
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2010, 12:06:21 AM »
According to one of their designers 2000/1 and probably by one of Distiller's appointed designer. Asking a second.

Whisky 'name' may have been introduced in '79 but not that bottle. Always beware of a brand name as a dating guide for containers. Personally I consider most of Distillers products to be not too hot  :cheers: it is disturbing how many names are churned out of one factory today... note I do not use the word distillery  ^-^
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Re: Caithness decanter
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2010, 02:29:25 AM »
Interestingly, I Googled UKGLASS's quote and came up with a different shaped container for that quote: http://www.internetwines.com/rws24846.html & http://www.baycountryliquors.com/new_stuff.htm

 

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