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Ledaig 1972 Cadenhead's 22 Year Old 75cl / US Import

Lot: 219886

Ledaig 1972 Cadenhead's 22 Year Old 75cl / US Import

Winning Bid: £1,350

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Ledaig (Tobermory)
Age: 
22 year old
Vintage: 
1972
Region: 
Island
Bottler: 
Wm Cadenhead
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
54%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
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Ledaig 1972 Cadenhead's 22 Year Old 75cl / US Import

The Authentic Collection was launched by Wm. Cadenhead in 1991, and included whiskies from several rare closed Scottish and Irish distilleries, bottled for the company's 150th anniversary. It would later go on to become a mainstay of their portfolio, as the cask strength alternative to the Original Collection, which replaced their famous "dumpy" bottlings in the early 1990s. The Authentic Collection is now the flagship Cadenhead brand, and one of the most recognisable independent labels on the market.

This is a rare single malt from the Isle of Mull's Tobermory distillery. Opened way back in 1798, it was originally known as Ledaig, which was the case for much of its history. It was dormant for the majority of the 20th century, shut down by DCL in 1930, and when it re-opened in 1972, it did so as again as Ledaig distillery. Its revival was only brief however, and it closed down again in 1975. When the distillery was again re-opened in 1979, it was now known as Tobermory. Its production in former years had generally been peated whisky, and this single malt was still bottled as Ledaig. However the newly revived company also began producing non-peated as well, for the provision of a blended malt which they marketed under the Tobermory name. Burn Stewart discontinued the blend when they took over in 1993, opting to continue the production of both styles as two distinct single malt brands. The un-peated single malt took over the Tobermory name, while the traditional peated style fittingly retained the historic Ledaig name.

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