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Re: Scotch Mystery
I shall be delighted to oblige:
Glengoyne comes from the area of Scotland in the Fintry Hills just north of
Glasgow. It is on the "highland line" and the Scotch is called the
"southernmost Highland Scotch". (I know this area well as Fintry is the
town from which my G-G Grandfather Alexander Sinclair emigrated to Canada in
The Scotch is unpeated but has a lot of character and I too have several
bottles of Glengoyne one of which is Cask strength (cask #583) that I
bought in 1998 when I toured the distillery ( Cask strength means simply
that when a cask is opened that is of outstanding quality, it is bottled and
sold separately instead of being included in the general Single Malt out put
for that year. Michael Jackson scores the various versions Glengoyne in the
mid-seventies which simply means that it is a must try. Not quite up to my
favourite dram Macallan which always scores in the mid-ninties (of which I
have a 29 year old version that I purchased in 1993) but quite respectable.
Enjoy! I have enjoyed mine!
From: Don Sinclair <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2000 9:48 AM
Subject: Re: Scotch Mystery
>Dear list members:
>I have just been given a bottle of Scotch as a gift by a friend, and am
>wondering if anyone can enlighten me as to its quality and history.
>The brand name is "Glengoyne". It has a large "SC" in a seal on the neck
>of the bottle and is marked "single cask" 180 Bottles drawn from Cask No
>4606, distilled 1970, bottled 1998 by Lang Brothers of Glengoyne,
>Scotland and is 54.7% vol. It carries the slogan "The unpeated malt from
>the Southern Highlands".
>Pray tell what do I have here?
>Thanks in advance for any replies, as I am eager to try it but suspect
>it must warrant some special occasion to do so!
>Donald J. Sinclair
>St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
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