I feel ripped off...the product sent to me does not match this picture. This Band of Brothers fan is sorely disappointed. I feel like I have been deceived by the Wine Chateau, really expected some basic honesty and truth in doing business. Why picture a product that you are not shipping and selling? I paid a premium price for sub par results. Yes, the product was VAT 69 but it most certainly was not the item pictured.
This comes in a plastic bottle?
Vat 69 decent enough. My issues with it are that it now comes in a plastic bottle. Seems to cheapen it in my opinion, may also affect flavor despite others saying otherwise. I like to collect the bottles and a plastic bottle isn't desirable compared to glass. Just one man's opinion.
I think it is about one of the best scotch I have drank. Spey Royal was my best pick, but you can't get it anymore. I drank Chivas for years but it got so pricy I looked for something else and found Spey Royal and it was less expensive. Then I watched Band of Brothers and VAT 69 is my choice scotch.Enjoy.
Vat 69 is a scotch blended whisky that is produced by William Sanderson & Son Limited of South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland.In 1882, William Sanderson prepared one hundred casks of blended whisky and hired a panel of experts to taste them. The batch from the cask (or “vat”) with number 69 was judged to be the best, and this provided the whisky's brand name.The whisky was at first bottled in Port bottles.William Sanderson was born in Leith, Scotland, in 1839. He started an apprenticeship with a wine and spirituous liquors producer at the age of 13. In 1863, he already owned his own business and produced liqueurs and whisky blends. In 1880, his son William Mark joined the business. William Mark convinced his father to bottle various blends of whisky.The typical VAT 69 bottle was introduced to the market and was not changed for the next hundred years. In 1884, Sanderson bought the Glengarioch Distillery. It was situated in the middle of a barley field. The distillery was meant to ensure the delivery with grain whisky. Sanderson took care that there were always new products to be blended, because DCL, which was a strong society at that time, controlled such a big amount of the production, that it could influence the supply of the competing company very sensitively. Therefore Sanderson, together with Usher and Bell founded a company to produce grain whisky, which still exists today as the "North British Distillery". Sanderson got a few Malt Whiskys that he needed to blend his VAT 69 from a friend, John Begg, who owned the "Royal Lochnagar Distillery". When Begg died, Sanderson became director of Begg's Distillery. In 1933, Sanderson's company merged with Booth's Distilleries, which merged again with the DCL-Group in 1935. In autumn 1980, "Vat 69 Reserve" from the House of Sanderson had its world première in England. Chosen and optimal stored malt whiskys are used to produce this De-Luxe-Whisky.