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single SPEYSIDE MALT - MILLBUIE distilled 1975.

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single SPEYSIDE MALT - MILLBUIE distilled 1975.

Postby karlb » Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:46 pm

Distilled in 1975 - 17 years old on label!!!!! Bottle number 21 out of 240. Cask No 13647 92.2 Proof, 55% VOL. Email for picture. How much is it worth?? I know nothing about whiskey but if it was distilled in 1975 and the label states it 17 years old does that mean you take 17 years off 1975 to see how old it really is????
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:59 pm

Distilled means first made. The 17 years means that there were 17 years between the whisky being first made and being put into bottles. In this case, the whisky was first made in 1975 and put into bottles in around 1993.
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Postby karlb » Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:32 pm

Many thanks Nick but the bottle was given to my father inlaw during the 70's he thinks. How can that be?? It was definately already in the bottle by the 90's. Hope you can explain?
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Postby karlb » Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:36 pm

Maybe my father inlaw is going mad because what have said makes perfect sense. Thanks. Karl.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:08 pm

Never heard of Millbuie, nor do I find it in any references. Suspect it is a label for an independent bottler. Are there any other markings on the label that would give a clue--e.g. "bottled by" or such? Does it say "single malt" or "blended scotch"? We've all heard of the liqueur Drambuie--does anyone have any geographical information on the name Buie?
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:59 am

Maybe Millbuie is just a 'bastard' malt? That's a malt from a distillery that does not actually exist however the whisky inside could be quite good what ever the name on the label.
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Postby karlb » Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:42 am

You have all been very helpful. I have had a closer look at the bottle and it has written on the front label ' specially distilled in speyside and bottled in Scotland for Arthur J A Bell. The whisky connoisseur, Thislte Mill, Biggar, MI 12 6LP'

If anyone would like an emailed picutre of the bottle please let me know.

Many thanks for any more help. Karl
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Postby susywong » Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:07 am

Hey,

Just thought i'd add my tuppence worth....

Was at home at the weekend (Speyside) and on my travels through the countryside, i noticed a wee sign post that said Millbuies, so the place exists, but as far as i know, there's never been a distillery there!!

Cheers
Susan
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Postby The Fachan » Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:59 am

Susan,

There is also Millbuie near Aberdeen, though I tend to agree with Lawrence about the origins of the bottle.

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Postby Lawrence » Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:41 pm

Misako Udo makes no reference of this distillery in her book.
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Postby vitara7 » Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:12 am

id go for its a bastard whisky, but as said before by others, a picture would be great
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:17 am

If a thread about a 17-year-old whisky is revived after a year, is it now about an 18-year-old whisky?
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