Doctor Entropy's Domain Babysitting Project
Concept and Disclaimers
When I found this URL free in August 2002 I was again totally surprised. After about a minute consideration I decided to pick it up and add it to the PLOWED communal domain babysitting project. We have absolutely no intention of either using this domain maliciously or for leverage for financial gain. We're merely self-appointed babysitters of this domain until the folks at Springbank decide they'd like to take possession of it. At that point PLOWED will gladly turn it over and trust that J & A Mitchell & Co will compensate us appropriately for our time and efforts to bring it in off the street and "babysit" their domain during their period of inattention.
As for "appropriate" compensation PLOWED is of course be interested in obtaining a representative series of Glengyle samples as they mature in Bond over the years. Some rare samples of old Springbank will also be well received. These will be sampled and evaluated at the annual Ardbeggeddon gatherings in Las Vegas.
Glengyle was a Campbeltown distillery owned by William Mitchell and Company that was built in 1873 and operated until 1925 when it was closed and the distillery stocks auctioned off. Springbank recently announced plans to rebuild this distillery in the original building, which had not been significantly altered over the years. My understanding is that the stills had been removed and that used stills from another closed distillery are going to be installed. We got this photograph of the spirit safe that we were told they planned to use at Glengyle when PLOWED visited Springbank in late May 2002 to "visit the children"...
Here's a link to the history of the Glengyle distillery by Doug Stone
Here's some material I googled up off the web recently to kick off this page...
"Recent developments are very good news, a third Campbeltown distillery will be opening. J & A Mitchell & Co., the owners of Springbank have purchased the former Glengyle distillery which closed in 1925. It seems the distillery has been kept fairly well intact over the years. In 1957 there were plans to refurbish the distillery that never came to fruition. Since then the buildings have been used by an agricultural firm.
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Last update on 10/27/02