It seems the more I think about Scotch Whisky, the more questions I have. As I plan out (and rank) my upcoming purchases, I thought I should get some releases from distilleries that are closed, mothballed, silent (is there a difference in the 3?), especially the well-regarded ones like Port Ellen, Brora. Gotta at least try 'em before they are gone forever.
Well, does anyone have any idea (besides the people who work there, obviously) how much stock these distilleries have?
With Port Ellen doing a release a year, you would surmise they have quite a lot of old stock, right?
What about Brora, Glenugie, St. Magdalene, Rosebank? Or even the other lesser heard names like Littlemill, Ladyburn etc.
And while we're at it... what about Ardbeg's 1970s stocks?
I know it's going to be near impossible to rank all these in terms of stock levels, but what's your best estimate?