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Port Ellen 1983 Moon Import / Dovr-Toutes-Mares

Lot: 310581

Port Ellen 1983 Moon Import / Dovr-Toutes-Mares

Winning Bid: £1,353

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Lot: 310581
Distillery: 
Port Ellen
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
1983
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Moon Import
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
50%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Port Ellen 1983 Moon Import / Dovr-Toutes-Mares

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.

This Port Ellen was distilled in 1983, the distillery's final year of production, and bottled in 1997. Part of the Dovr-Toutes-Mares series, a collection of 7 single malts, all labelled with antique cartography.

One of 820.

Port Ellen is the lost jewel in the Islay crown, closed down by DCL (now Diageo) in 1983 due to an oversupply of peated whisky for blending and a perceived lack of interest in it as a single malt. It has developed a legendary status in the years since. A very rare 12 year old bottled for attendees of the visit of Queen Elizabeth II in 1980 is believed to have been the only distillery bottling produced in its years of operation. Diageo have bottled more since, but it is the independent companies that have given the whisky world the best chance to sample this sought after single malt.

This bottle is being sold from the Pat's Whisk(e)y private collection which, numbering in excess of 9,000 bottles and over 2,000 miniatures, is the single largest collection of whisky ever to be brought to auction. Pat's Whisk(e)y is the result of over fifteen years of passion and dedication to the goal of creating one of the most complete libraries of whisky and whiskey ever amassed by an individual collector. It contains bottles from over 150 different Scottish distilleries, as well as bourbon, rare Scotch releases from sought-after independent bottlers in Europe, and whisky from other distilleries across the globe. Whisky Auctioneer is delighted to have partnered with Pat's Whisk(e)y to offer this collection across a number of exclusive and spotlight auctions. For more information, please click here.

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