Posted 20 January 2020
As the adage goes “you don’t know what you’ve got until its gone”. Take a look at some of the most sought and fought over liquid out there – invariable (but not exclusively) you’ll see the names of countless closed and demolished distilleries. In simple terms, this is perfectly understandable – an innate fascination with all things old, rare, endangered and extinct has driven the human race for centuries. But at the same time history often remembers distilleries more kindly than the circumstances which led to their closure. What is now lauded over was not all that long ago regarded, at best, as surplus to requirements. Indeed, in many cases, I’d argue that the demise of the these distilleries is the only reason why the current generation of whisky enthusiasts have heard of some of time’s forgotten ventures.