Does anybody know anything about these whiskies? I came across a bottle of Montgomerie's 1989 Bowmore at the local liquor store and I was wondering about tasting notes, casking etc.. The owner wasn't there, and the Assistant Manager didn't know anything about it.
Through extensive searching I found that Montgomerie's is bottled by Angus Dundee Distillers PLC. In addition to creating many blends, they purchased Tomintoul Distillery in 2000. Strangely, there is no mention of Montgomerie's on their website .
I emailed them and promptly received a reply from Lorne Mackillop at Angus Dundee already.
“Montgomerie’s” is one of our brands of Single Cask Single Malts imported by Leonard Kreusch in Northvale NJ . I regret we have no website for the “Montgomerie’s” brand, but we are under discussion to produce one.
The only other one we have in the USA is “Mackillop’s Choice” which is my personal selection of Single Casks which you can further research on our rather out-of-date website: http://www.mackillopschoice.com
This is imported by Royal Wine in Bayonne NJ .
Both brands are not caramel coloured and so are natural colours straight from the barrel.
Should you require any further information, you have my contact details below.
So still, not much information but I did find a list of Montgomerie's offerings on the importer's website.
Some sound very interesting, but I'd be hard pressed to go in on a $90 flyer for the bottle of Bowmore not knowing a thing about the whisky.
Dufftown - 43% - Feb. 1978 - Speyside
Dalmore - 43% - Sept. 1985 - North Highlands
Rosebank - 43% - April 1989 - Lowland
Bowmore - 43% - May 1989 - Islay
Ardbeg - 43% - March 1991 - Islay
Glenlivet - 43% - Dec. 1976 - Speyside-Sherry
One thing I found very strange was that this Bowmore 1989 is the only Scotch from ANY independent bottler that this store has in it's inventory, yet they had two bottles of it.