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Glenfarclas 21 Year Old Cask Strength 1970s / Edward and Edward

Lot: 271356

Glenfarclas 21 Year Old Cask Strength 1970s / Edward and Edward

Winning Bid: £5,000
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Lot: 271356
Distillery: 
Glenfarclas
Age: 
21 Year Old
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Official for Edward & Edward
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
51.5%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Glenfarclas 21 Year Old Cask Strength 1970s / Edward and Edward

Glenfarclas is considered by many to be one of the finest distilleries in Speyside. Its direct-fired stills produce a heavy single malt that is almost exclusively matured in Jerez sherry casks. The distillery focuses on single malt over blends, and a cool microclimate around the distillery that means that their casks are particularly stingy to the "angels," resulting in an incredible depth of stock. Glenfarclas also feel they share some credit for the modern day love of cask strength whisky, introducing their acclaimed 105 proof expressions back in 1968.

This bottle was specially selected for legendary Italian bar owner, Edoardo Giaccone. It was was imported by Co. Import, Pinerolo.

Giaccone was something of a trailblazer, and was importing specially bottled official single malts for his bar from the late 1960s, this is one of his earliest. He opened the famous venue in 1958, and it has been called a few different things over the years, including Garten, Edward & Edward (during the period this was imported), and La Taverna del Comandante.

Edoardo set the stage for later legendary bottlers such as Silvano Samaroli, Nadi Fiori and Ernesto Mainardi. Moon Import founder, Pepi Mongiardino said, "he was the first person I visited" when he became the distributor for Bruichladdich in 1981. Giaccone did not have any of his own labels or series, but was the first person in Italy to have official bottlings produced exclusively for him. Through his bar, Italy was treated to exclusive releases from Clynelish, Bowmore, Dalmore, Highland Park and even Jack Daniel's.

Bottle number 531.

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