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Tamdhu closed ... ?

Postby biglads » Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:09 pm

I've just been on Speyside where I heard that Tamdhu has been closed. I also heard rumours that Tullibardine is also closing/being mothballed and that Burn Stewart are having some cash problems and Bunnahabhain may not re-open after the winter period.

Anyone close to the industry able to confirm/deny?
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Re: Tamdhu closed ... ?

Postby pmullin » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:42 pm

I don't know about Tullibardine, but here is one of the stories about Tamdhu: http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Dram- ... 5845683.jp
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Re: Tamdhu closed ... ?

Postby Liechtenstein » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:56 am

Too bad. I liked Tamdhu.
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Re: Tamdhu closed ... ?

Postby corbuso » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:41 pm

According to the PR, Tamdhu is planned to be mothballed this year.
Tullibardine, I don't know, but I am surprised about Bunnhabhain. When I talked in October to a distillery manager of the group, everything seemed okay, but in some of their distilleries, the stocks were growing quite nicely.
The Black bottle is one of their best selling brand and Bunnhabhain is a main component. Closing Bunnhabhain does not seem logic. Let's wait and see.
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Re: Tamdhu closed ... ?

Postby Queen of the Hebrides » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:03 pm

Bunnahabin is owned by Burns Stewart, in turn owned by Angostura, which is in turn owned by C L Financial, which you will see if you read the article below, is in meltdown. I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for Bunnahabin to reopen, or Tobermory for that matter, which has been closed for much of last year for a very extended 'silent season'. They've even closed the Angostura distillery, claiming a shortage of raw materials.

http://www.newsday.co.tt/businessday/0,113429.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/ ... s-shortage
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