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Glenrothes tribute to John Sutherland

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Glenrothes tribute to John Sutherland

Postby Rob Allanson » Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:13 pm

Just want to inform you that John Sutherland Distillery Manager of
Glenrothes died last Saturday.

Here is the statement of Luke Tegner, Glenrothes brand director:

"It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that John Sutherland,
the Distillery Manager at Glenrothes, died at the weekend. John was
taken into hospital last week, initially to Elgin then to Aberdeen and
Edinburgh. He went home at the end of the week, apparently never really
felt well, and died at home on Saturday morning.

John was so much more than the distillery manager. First and foremost a
true friend, John was a great character - larger than life, with a
fantastic and wicked sense of humour. He was an active and devoted
ambassador for The Glenrothes, fully involved both at the heart of its
production and as an evangelist on a global level.

I'm sure you will be as shocked and devastated as we are, as we will
miss him immeasurably. It goes without saying that our thoughts are with
John's family."

Our condolences go out to his family and friends.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:28 pm

Oh no - that is very sad news. Sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
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Postby les taylor » Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:34 pm

That is bad news. Condolences to all that knew him.


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Postby vitara7 » Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:35 pm

thats a shame
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Postby vitara7 » Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:35 pm

we should raise a glass to john at some point tonight....
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Postby martin grant » Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:55 pm

That really is sad news indeed. If I am correct in saying John was far from being an old man, which makes this even sadder.
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Postby Whiskybembel » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:19 pm

John was 39 years old and has 3 children.
I will keep his wife and his children in my prayers.

Farewell to John. I raise my glass of Glenrothes to him.

Thanks Rob and Matt for releasing this information.
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Postby vitara7 » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:46 pm

didnt realise he was so young....
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Postby TheLaddie » Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:07 am

"The brightest light burns quickest"

RIP John. May we drink your legacy for many years yet.
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Postby Di Blasi » Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:10 am

How sad, how young! My deepest condolences, may he live long in the whisky that bears his mark!!
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Postby Hendriks » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:36 am

:( A Great man has gone.
I feel privileged to have met him and seen his work.
We'll remeber him with every dram of Glenrothes.
All the best to his family and all at Glenrothes.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:49 am

This is truly a loss. I had a great chat with him at WL Glasgow this year putting the world to rights - not just whisky talk either. A grand sense of humour.
That he has gone at such a young age makes it all the worse for his family. My thoughts are with them at this sad time.
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Postby whiteshirt » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:59 am

Very sad news. So young and so much to offer to the whisky world
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:08 am

Very sad news, deepest condolences from me too.
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Postby Dubois » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:25 pm

Let's raise a glass of Glenrothes...
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