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New Brand of Blended Scotch

DavidT Oct 13, 2013 09:22 AM

Interesting article in today's San Francisco Chronicle article about Sia, a new brand of blended Scotch whisky started by a woman with kickstarter funding.


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    ncyankee101 RE: DavidT Oct 13, 2013 10:58 AM

    Helps keep costs down when the founder can double as the spokesmodel.

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      kagemusha49 RE: DavidT Oct 13, 2013 06:57 PM

      I think I'll stick with Black Grouse at half the price.

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        DavidT RE: kagemusha49 Oct 13, 2013 08:34 PM

        Have you tried the Bank Note Blended Whisky produced by A.D. Rattray? Quite nice at roughly $20 per liter.


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          kagemusha49 RE: DavidT Oct 13, 2013 11:10 PM

          Interesting but I prefer blended scotches with a healthy dose of Islay malts - hence Black Grouse and Black Bottle

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        DavidT RE: DavidT Oct 14, 2013 05:57 AM

        The Scotch Nob reviews Sia:


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          ncyankee101 RE: DavidT Oct 14, 2013 10:53 AM

          Reading between the lines in the review, sounds like a mediocre blend being sold at a premium price. There are quite a few very good single malts within $5-10, and there are quite a few small independent blenders and bottlers who put out excellent products but probably don't look as good in a low cut dress. Michel Couvreur comes to mind.

          Sidney Frank was a small business venture at one time, too. I think I'll pass.

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