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Bowmore 1964 Moon Import / The Birds I

Lot: 223245

Bowmore 1964 Moon Import / The Birds I

Winning Bid: £6,711
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 28 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Bowmore
Age: 
n/a
Vintage: 
1964
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Moon Import
Cask Type: 
sherry hogshead
Bottled Strength: 
46%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Bowmore 1964 Moon Import / The Birds I

Moon Import was founded by Pepi Mongiardino in 1980 and he bottled his first whisky in 1982. Always beautifully labelled, Pepi is acclaimed for designing the packaging for Moon Import bottles himself, often using images found in old books. These iconic designs, coupled with the quality of the liquid saw Moon Import steadily grow in popularity. The company is still going strong, and their early releases are some of the brightest gems in any whisky collection.

Moon Import released two The Birds series, the first in 1987 and the second in 1990. This is the 1964 vintage Bowmore from the first releases. Bottled from sherry hogshead #1546, this is one of 240.

Islay’s oldest working distillery, Bowmore was established in 1779 and is now regarded as one of the most popular malts not only on Islay, but in the whole of Scotland. The distillery was acquired by Stanley P. Morrison in 1963, ushering in an era of iconic single malts, including the legendary Black Bowmore, credited by many as the genesis of whisky collecting, bottled in 1993. The distillery was bought under the control Suntory the year after (they had been stakeholders since 1989), and it remains one of the most collectible brands in Scotch whisky today. Bowmore is one of the few remaining Scottish distilleries to use its own floor maltings, providing them with 40% of their requirements. The unique microclimate in their iconic No.1 vaults shares very little with the angels, meaning casks are readily available for independent labels like this, many of which are spectacular.

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