Clynelish 1966 Cadenhead's 23 Year Old / Sestante White Label
A fantastic bottling of Clynelish, bottled by Cadenhead's in 1989 and 1990 for Italian importers Sestante. This is known as the White Label series and includes two Ardbeg along with this Clynelish selected exclusively for Nidaba, a bar in Montebelluna, Italy.
The Sestante import company was founded in the 1970s by Ernesto Mainardi, and he bottled his first single casks under the name in 1985. Alongside his contemporary, Silvano Samaroli, Mainardi pioneered giving his customers a choice of both standard 40-46% bottlings, and cask strength releases from the same casks. Along with his other brand, Silver Seal, Mainardi's bottlings are incredibly sought after.
These bottles were actually existing Casdenhead releases that Mainardi purchased from Gordon & MacPhail. As he was not the licensed distributor for Wm. Cadenhead, the labels were changed at the customs office in Cesena upon import, to avoid any conflict of interests.
The vintage stated on the label is actually incorrect, as this was distilled in December 1965. This whisky predates the construction of the current Clynelish distillery, meaning this was distilled at the facility nowadays referred to as Brora.
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Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.