Originally Posted by blenderm
The "apprentice" will most likely have been working with the blender for at least 15 years and most likely in charge of day to day quality for at least 4 or 5 years prior to his retirement. I'd hazard that the difference is not with the original bottling but how it's been stored at the retail outlet as has expressed before.
If you really think there's a problem then contact the distillery with the complaint and they'll advise how to get it returned to the local importer and thence back to them for examination.
You've completely misread my posts and done a bit too much of reading between the lines.
Grateful for some of your helpful posts, but please refrain from posting non-pertinent content.
The first mention of a complaint against the distillery or any seller in this entire thread has been manufactured in your post and it is not helpful to turn a curiosity based thread into a complaint against the brand.