THREE men who own one of only two private casks of Oban malt whisky have removed it from its namesake distillery to be ‘shared and enjoyed’.
Brothers Roger and Mark Whittaker and friend Graham Holden bought the cask of whisky 23 years ago. The malt was distilled on Mark’s birthday,March 23,in 1989.
Roger used to work for Distillers,the company that preceded Diageo,and visited Oban Distillery when in the area.
Mark said: ‘We’re a bit sad to be taking it out. Every year we have talked about doing it and next year we won’t have a lot to talk about.’
Roger added:‘We have lost a connection with the distillery,but the whisky is at its best right now. There would be none left if we left it in. The angels would be away with it all.’
For the full story,see The Oban Times,October 18 2012,or on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital