nice to hear from you again, the forum has been much quieter than previously. I'm sure you will have heard the sorry saga of the end of my involment im Bladnoch. The new owner has invested a lot of money in renovating the distillery and has made some very big changes. He of course got all the whisky except for seventy or eighty casks owned by private individuals and others who owned a tenth share. The new owners didn't wish to store anyone's cask beyond the contracted rent free period of 8 years and asked (what I considered) quite a hefty rent for anyone wishing to retain their cask at Bladnoch. Most owners transferred their barrels to the bonded warehouse of my son Martin at nearby Creetown(www.whiskybroker.co.uk
) probably because his rental charge was modest and possibly because being close by he met the small cost of the transportation. It also helped that he was able to bottle the casks and quite a few people chose to bottle rather than mature for further years. In any case it wasn't pleasant but I believe the whisky was. There was a Bladnoch cask owners website opened at the time, I'll look it up for you if you haven't seen it.
Happy New Year