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Issue 84 - Join the debate

Whisky Magazine Issue 84
November 1999


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Join the debate

First of all may I say what a great read Whisky Magazine is.

I look forward to it landing on the doorstep every month.

Having visited Scotland a few times along with going on the usual distillery tours over the last couple of years I have built up a small collection of single malts some worth more than others but each one means something to me.

However I am becoming disillusioned with the way some distillerys and their parent companies seem to be releasing whisky take Glenmorangie Company (LVMH) for example. Owners of that great malt Ardbeg which released earlier this year Corryvrecken, a committee bottling only allowing one bottle per member. Fair enough, yet within days they were for sale on internet auction sites at a vastly increased prices (I did not buy any over the net), yet now it has become available as a general release also another committee release Supernova again only one per member, sold out in a couple of hours, great, yet this was soon made available to whisky retailers to sell on to the general public.

Bruichladdich, who I am a great fan of by the way, it does not seem a week goes by without another new bottling been released or some new finish. A couple of years ago they released a series titled PC5 in nice black tin. You had to phone the distillery, enter into a draw, it was great and I got a bottle not a lot of money around £65-75. Then the following year's bottle PC6 came in a white tin with photographs on it of different distillery workers.

But if ...

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