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Issue 87 - Ask the expert

Whisky Magazine Issue 87
April 2010


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I am interested in a bottle of Scottish Cream Scotch Whisky Blended & Bottled in Scotland by The Kinloch Distillery Co. Ltd. Glasgow. As the distillery closed in the early 1920s do you think this would be an original bottle? The story behind this is I took over my doctors office in 1982 from a practioner who retired at the age of 75. We always get gifts from patients at Christmas, mostly alcohol. We could be drunk all day. So he put a lot of bottles into the basement and forgot about them. May be someone gave it to him after the war having had the bottle already for 20 years.
Dr. H. Seidl, Germany.

Thank you for your very interesting question and good pictures. I have done some research on your Scottish Cream. It was a blend that seemed to appear in Germany in the 1970s with no real connection with Kinloch Distillery, Saddell Street, Campbeltown, which was closed down on the 6th April 1926. This would rule out it being an original distillery bottling. However, to a collector of whisky it will be of interest and I think its price at auction would be £40 - £60, but if you keep it in good condition for a few more years it should appreciate in value.

I need your advice on a bottle of whisky my husband received as a Christmas present in 2005. It was a bottle of Bruichladdich Yellow Submarine. Soon after his friend bought the bottle for him the rest of the bottles were recalled due to a printing error on the label. It appears that on a line under the Yellow Submarine it should ...

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