Frodo, that Bladnoch CS is only
It's really good as Wendy will attest to.
I'll go along with that, also. Speaking of the possibility of rescuing mothballed distilleries, Bladnoch is a wonderful success story. Still, it's a tough one to find sometimes, and I still regard the output of the former producers as being well worth searching out, in the same vein as Rosebank.
The Imperial site was up for sale when I went by it a couple years ago, but there has been some talk of refurbishment and reopening, as I recall. I hope someone here will have a better recollection of the chatter than I.
As far as price rises are concerned, of course S&D will play their role. I wonder, though, about the strategy of the big drinks companies. Do they regard single malts as a growth market, or a fixed and finite niche to be milked for all it's worth, and no more?