William Birnie 1962 - Scotch overproduction
Chattanooga Daily times, Tennessee - 11th February 1962
'William Birnie, head of the distilling company of Mackinlays & Birnie, said Scotland's whisky production is running 25 to 30 million gallons a year greater than demand.'
Here's an early story linked to William's annual whisky statistics and reported worldwide - the original whisky bible. So, as early as 1962, he was saying overproduction was an issue across the industry. History shows no one listened until it was too late as we'll see in the histories of Glen Albyn and Glen Mhor.