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Linkwood 1979 Moon Import / The Sails in the Wind

Lot: 246696
Linkwood 1979 Moon Import / The Sails in the Wind
Linkwood 1979 Moon Import / The Sails in the Wind
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Winning Bid: £975

Linkwood 1979 Moon Import / The Sails in the Wind

Distillery:
Linkwood
Age:
N/A
Vintage:
1979
Region:
Speyside
Bottler:
Moon Import
Cask Type:
Butt
Bottle Strength:
46%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Operational

Linkwood 1979 Moon Import / The Sails in the Wind

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, and we are delighted to bring this unrivalled collection to market in this exclusive auction.

"Sails in the Wind"  was a seven part series released in 1993 and was remarkable in that five of the seven were bottlings of Islay distilleries.

This Linkwood is one of the two Speyside bottles and was distilled in 1981. Matured in single butt #6097.

Bottle number 188 of 660.

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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.

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