Glen Mhor Logbook 28th December 1947
Hogmanay is a big deal in Scotland and I've heard tales of family celebrations lasting not days, but a couple of weeks. Such was the emphasis on celebrating and first footing in the north. A chance to catch up with friends and family, celebrate the past and look ahead. How times have changed in a relatively short period.
For employees at Glen Mhor, there was the prospect of working in a spirit environment, without much celebration to hand, but plenty of spirit of another kind. A difficult situation to manage and this might have prompted the following entry to accommodate some good will and team morale.
In order that the period should terminate on the 31st December 1947, and the distillery staff have a holiday on New Year Day and the day after, the trader immediately after termination of the previous period, on the Friday, as agreed previously on Saturday 27th and distilling on Sunday 28th.
When the stills were at work on Sunday, a survey was made in accordance with par.180 of the Distillery Instructions. New subpar? inserted by o.w.o. ???
I am Honourable Sirs
Your obedient Servant
G.W. Peterkin, officer
Glen Mhor Station'
Perhaps best placed to give us more insight into the old versus new world of Scottish distilling, Alan Winchester kindly provided his thoughts on this entry: