Glen Mhor Logbook 31st March 1950
A fascinating entry ahead, as we step into a new decade, one it seems without the presence of Gilbert W. Peterkin, who won't feature in the logbook anymore.
This means our faithful Exciseman since mid-1937, when he replaced Neil M. Gunn, is the last in the longstanding line of posts at Glen Mhor. From now on, there seems to be an assortment of officers completing the log and any trends will become apparent as we edge closer to the conclusion of the logbook in the 1960s.
We're able to identify each longstanding Exciseman, right back to the foundation of Glen Mhor in 1894 and their names are recorded forevermore in our Distillery Info page. For Gilbert, as Alan Winchester rightly pointed out a couple of entries ago, he has become a friend on this journey and his insights and personality have been brought to life thanks to this mere logbook that continues to be a rich source of detail.
Our new Exciseman for this entry at least, is James... I cannot read his surname, but it'll come to me in time. This particular entry gives us a fascinating look into the everyday business of recording production and measuring spirit strengths. Also, the issue when government equipment develops a fault and how this is overcome.
I beg to report on the following occurrence at this distillery today.
When sending out two lots of whisky this morning (Warrant 28/30 3.50, ??? casks numbers 347356 of 1939 and Warrant 29/31 3.50 on cask numbered 727 of 1945) I observed that the indicated strengths seemed much higher than would normally be ???. (details of the warrants are attached). I was using working hydrometer 9169 which was ??? have with standard hydrometer 7687 on 29.3.50 and which was ??? 1/28.1. light.
There was no apparent damage to the hydrometer 9169 but I immediately ??? ??? with my standard. I then found that 9169 ??? to be several divisions heavy. c/o make ??? I allowed the standard hydrometer from Glen
So, there you have it. Thanks to Alan we're now able to consider the warehousing as being particularly good at its job.
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