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Issue 68 - Ask the expert

Whisky Magazine Issue 68
December 2007


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A few months ago we started the renovation of an old house that we bought some time ago.

In the basement we found a wooden box with several old bottles of whisky. I made a phone call to a whisky and cigar store (Huis Verloo Antwerp) who gave me your address.

In the wooden box there are a few bottles of Pall Mall Scotch Royal Whisky 8 years old and put in the bottle 16/10/72.On the front it says:Pall Mall de lux scotch whisky extra care has gone into the blending of this Scotch Whisky Distilled in famous Distilleries.

100% Scotch bottled in Scotland by AndrewD Thomson & Co.Glasgow.Can you tell me about this whisky.

T.Autrique Antwerp,Belgium Hello Tim.

Thank you for your question. I am sorry I can give you very little information on your bottles. I have not come across a blend called Pall Mall and do not know of Andrew D Thomson however I will call on any of our readers to let me know if they have any information. Being a blended whisky I do not think they will be of much value to whisky collectors and I would suggest you drink most but keep one bottle intact as a memento.

I have been collecting whisky for five years but I think I will now specialise in Caol Ila.malt whisky. I have been doing research on the subject and have read that there was a bottle produced for the Bell's Managers Challenge .

Do you know about this bottle?

Can you give me any information about it, also how much it might cost me to buy.

J Carnegie Bristol, England.

Hi James.

Caol Ila is an excel...

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