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Re: Scotch Mystery
Many thanks for your insight, although I must admit it certainly beat
Niven's (poison) reply! What a wonderful list and people! Thanks again
and, yes, I will enjoy it!
Rory Sinclair wrote:
> Dear Don:
> 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!
> -----Original Message-----
> 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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