I think that this is getting us no where here on this forum. The intellect here is dropping below sea level. Some allready call you baby, even the 80's pop group Spandau Ballet is getting involved.
All I can say is that the Macallan is getting to the bottom of this strange R.Kemp case(and Sherlock is digging around at the moment). This isn't a matter wich is solved in a few days, it may take some weeks or even some months to reveal the truth.
And westcoastboy, if this is loosing your confidence in the single malt producers, then so be it. Then I would suggest to you: stop drinking the stuff, and have cognac or two.
But please, just bare with them, for a while, and if it then looses your confidence after what you have heard, then you still can say: "I'll stop buying or drinking The Macallan", because we feel that they have been fooling us. But until then, the fact that the R.Kemp bottles are a fake, hasn't been proven yet. So nobody(including myself) can say nothing about it, because you have to prove it first, and not only by the fact: "he didn't owned the two distilleries simultaneously" You simply don't know what happend back then(1870's), because you wheren't there at the time....
[This message has been edited by Huurman (edited 17 January 2003).]