- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Matthew Gloag & Son Ltd. (MG&S)
- Bottling serie
- Gloag's Perth Whisky - Finest Old Scotch
- 80 (proof)
- 20 u.p.
- Added on
- 04 Nov 2012 7:11 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 1929 MG&S
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- FAKE BOTTLE. It's a bottle rebadged. The original one is this one https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/109536/gloags-perth-whisky-rare-old-liqueur. They are various fake with différent distilleries. Rosebank 1923 and Cragganmore 1925 are also concerned
- Skeuma excellent update to my question on the validity of this particular bottle and similar bottles with look alike labels.
Thanks for the reply, appreciated
- In response to Lincolnip : Serge Valentin has highlighted it was a fake : " The whole series was considered as likely fake as many suddenly appeared on the market in the late 1990s (same with the Thornes series)". Also repacking valueless old blends bottles as rare single malts was current fews years laters and whisky industry was also partner in crime. So easy in this case with an ink pad. Emmanuel Dron has confirmed it was a fake from an original old blend Matthew Cloag's perth whisky old liqueur rebadged. Finally tasting notes of différent labels are quite similar. https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/104934/cragganmore-1925-mg. https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/127118/gloags-perth-whisky-1923-mg
- Hi Skeuma , it is really good that you are pointing this out and we definitely need these sort of entries but are you sure you are correct, can you shed any light on why you think it is fake?
The blended Gloags Perth Whisky is from a much later time and the company just re used a well known older brand label as they had the copyright.
As far as I am aware the original one had typed above the bridge in the picture the words " 1929 Glen Grant Pure Highland Malt 20 u.p (20 under proof), you can actually see that on the label.
The thing is that particular label was common to many bottlings by Glaog's and the exact same label was also used on Tamdhu, Cragganmore & Glenlivet after WW1 up to the early 30`s, they just changed the writing as in the case of the Glen Grant, all these bottles had Gloag's Perth Whisky in red letters at the top of the label, the distillery info was in smaller black letters typed on the bridge picture, it may have been their standard production bottle.
Also the white cap is pretty much right for around the time but I have also seen a picture of this bottle with a gold cap.
Just seeking an explanation as to why this is fake, you probably are right, hence my polite question.
Have you got a picture of the Rosebank bottle, does it actually say `Rosebank Whisky` instead of `Glaog's Perth Whisky, they also bottled a Linlithgow like that?