Re: News from Glenora
Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately?), I've not as yet been enticed to lay down the substantial number of Canadian dollars required to purchase a full bottle of Glen Breton. My bad. High time to hit the local watering hole for a trial dram, I suppose.
That said, the whiskies emanating from the Glenora Distillery have garnered a fairly wide range of reactions, spanning the '71' score of Michael Jackson through the '80' (Glen Breton Rare) and '89' (Glenora 1990 Aged 14 Years Single Cask) scores bestowed by Jim Murray. Of course, Murray also goes on to say (in regards to the last named whisky), "And good to see the distillery use its actual name."
In the final analysis, however, quality has little to do with legality (and, specifically, the usage of the term 'glen'). If this were not so, I can easily picture any number of 'Glen This' or 'Glen That' single malt Scotch whiskies being stripped of their names.
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on Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:42 am, edited 1 time in total.