Bought – Online Whisky Auction, 22nd December 2013
88/100 – Whiskybase (from 1 member vote – 757ml version)
Another mystery malt?! It looks very likely. Digging around on the internet I found that a similar black jug of whisky was made for the QE2 cruise ship. Like the Argyll, the QE2 jug was bottled by Beinn Bhuidhe Holding Ltd, Inveraray, Scotland. I found a discussion about the QE2 malt on a forum where the holding company was identified as Morrison Bowmore Ltd. It was agreed that the QE2 whisky was most likely Auchentoshan, owned by Morrison Bowmore distillers ltd. Perhaps this Argyll 12yo is Auchentoshan? Unfortunately Morrison Bowmore also own two other distillers, Bowmore and Glen Garioch. The Argyll could be one of those.
As this is my first little whisky jug in my collection I had a look on Ebay to find out what empty jugs sell for. I was stunned! My Argyll only cost about £2 with whisky in it but I could sell the empty bottle on Ebay for 2 or 3 times that price, or even more! Funny to think that the whisky inside is free!