Several days later I e-mailed Bert and asked him if he had some more Glenugies. He gave me a list of then, including amongst others the Sestante 59.5, several Cadenhead dumpies and the Samaroli 1966. I ordered a sample of each of them and collected it at Bert’s office almost the same week. Tasting could start! To my relief and contrasting to Michael Jackson’s remark in his Malt Whisky Companion none of the samples tasted medicinal.
Meanwhile I became active on E-bay, almost fanatically looking for new bottles. Also I visited most of the European webshops. Not very healthy for your wallet I must admit. Nevertheless, slowly the collection of Glenugies started to grow. Why do I collect them? To be honest, I don’t know. Probably it is a combination of the fact that the distillery is gone, the name just sounds nice, the whisky tastes extremely good and it is rather joyful to search, bid and negotiate for new bottles on the internet and in shops. And the smell of green apples was just so enjoying! And addicting as well: I wanted more bottles and I felt I needed to do something to honor this wonderful little distillery that is lost for ever. This website is the outcome of that felling. I hope you enjoy browsing and perhaps reading it.