Thanks to /u/stinkysauce for this sample.
So when is a whisky from a distillery not a whisky from that distillery?
When someone tries desperately to figure out how it was made and how to recreate it, of course.
Also the same answer is true for a crow and a writing desk and an Irishman, a Jew, and a Canadian walk into a bar.
So Stronachie was a distillery that was in operation until 1928, when it was mothballed, and all the whisky was drank because it was the 20s and that’s what you did in those days.
This could have been yet another of the long lost distilleries that disappeared because of capitalism. And we’d all be drinking something else.
However it isn’t in this case.
You see, A.D. Rattray, the Independent Bottler of whisky, acquired a bottle of 1904 Stronachie. And probably because it would have been a pain…
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