Lewis Nixon - Vat 69
Posted 30 December 2003 - 08:03 AM
Does anyone know why Lewis Nixon only seems to drink VAT 69 whisky in the Band of Brothers series? Is this some kind of advertising deal or did it actually happen?
Posted 30 December 2003 - 10:36 AM
Posted 30 December 2003 - 05:00 PM
I've read so much about the men from Easy over the last 2+ years ( can it really be over 2 years ago BoB first aired?? ) that I may be starting to make things up in my head.
Posted 30 December 2003 - 05:08 PM
Posted 03 January 2004 - 03:53 PM
It strikes me funny you mentioned trying Vat69, as I have wondered time and again whether it was still being made. I'll have to look for it next time I can. I'll give my review then.
Posted 03 January 2004 - 05:43 PM
Compared to the typical stores of scotch (in the U.S.), it is very cheap -- $16 for a half gallon!
Posted 03 January 2004 - 06:16 PM
Vat 69 was sufficiently fashionable that the Princeton Class of '39 adopted a "Vat '39" logo as their permanent class symbol. They display it to this day.
But I would agree with Tim, Mark, and Tom that, for whatever reason, the Scotch that makes its way to these shores these days is much, much superior to Vat 69.
Edited by appell8, 03 January 2004 - 06:17 PM.
Posted 03 January 2004 - 08:34 PM
Posted 03 January 2004 - 09:09 PM
Posted 04 January 2004 - 03:13 PM
Vat 69 today is just another one of the blended scotch whiskies and not the big deal that it once was. The single malts, single grains and vatted pure malts have taken over from the blended varieties.
Posted 04 January 2004 - 07:03 PM
Posted 04 January 2004 - 08:20 PM
Posted 04 January 2004 - 08:50 PM
Posted 11 January 2004 - 04:04 PM
Posted 11 January 2004 - 07:07 PM
Paul (Highlandpiper), the most popular ones would be: Dalwhinnie, Macallan 18, Glenmorangie, Macallan 25 and probably Highland Park for the single malt lovers. When it comes to blending, the bottlers purchase the overruns from these distillers and formulate their own recipes to incorporate into their own distilled spirits and sell at a lessor price, usually. There certainly is a niche for these spirits just like the finer tobaccos.
Hope this answers your questions...
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