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Balmenach 1961 Cadenhead's 24 Year Old

Lot: 219907

Balmenach 1961 Cadenhead's 24 Year Old

Winning Bid: £1,050

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Balmenach
Age: 
24 Year Old
Vintage: 
1961
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Wm. Cadenhead
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
46%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Balmenach 1961 Cadenhead's 24 Year Old

Wm. Cadenhead are Scotland's oldest independent bottler, operating for over 175 years, but perhaps none of their bottlings are as sought after as these 'dumpy' style bottles. These were produced with brown glass and an iconic black label (white for the occasional grain whisky), with each distillery given its own letterpress font in homage to William Cadenhead's early career in the printing business.

This Balmenach single malt was distilled in November 1961 and bottled in April 1987.

Balmenach is a rarely seen single malt distillery in Speyside. It was built in the early 19th century and for the majority of the 20th it was owned by DCL (now Diageo). Its distinctive style made it highly prized by blenders, and little of it was spared for official distillery bottlings, or independents for that matter. The distillery was closed in 1993 during the Scotch market downturn, but was revived in 1997 by Inver House who purchased it and resumed production. The focus today is still on provision for blends, and Inver House are yet to release a distillery bottling. It is however the source of the popular Carounn gin. 

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