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Caol Ila 1982 Moon Import / Horae Solaris

Lot: 227282
Caol Ila 1982 Moon Import / Horae Solaris
Caol Ila 1982 Moon Import / Horae Solaris
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Winning Bid: £695

Caol Ila 1982 Moon Import / Horae Solaris

Distillery:
Caol Ila
Age:
N/A
Vintage:
1982
Region:
Islay
Bottler:
Moon Import
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
50%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Operational

Caol Ila 1982 Moon Import / Horae Solaris

Moon Import was founded by Pepi Mongiardino in 1980. Heeding the advice of the late, great, Silvano Samaroli, he opted to be "free from the big companies," and became the official distributor for Islay's Bruichladdich, and later Tamnavulin and Tullibardine, preferring however to procure casks from private owners. Mongiardino bottled his first whisky in 1982, titled the Half Moon series. Always beautifully labelled, Pepi is acclaimed for designing the packaging for Moon Import bottles himself, using images found in old books. The famous Birds, Animals, Costumes and Sea series were all labelled using pictures he discovered in an 18th century German encyclopaedia. These iconic designs, coupled with the quality of the liquid saw Moon Import steadily grow in popularity, and with the help of Intertrade founder, Nadi Fiori, they exported their first bottles to Japan in 2001. Moon Import now occupies an important place in the pantheon of historic whisky greats.

This 1982 Caol Ila was bottled in 1998 as part of the 'Horae Solaris' series.

Bottle number 122 of 480.

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