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Longmorn 1974 Moon Import / The Sea

Lot: 310595

Longmorn 1974 Moon Import / The Sea

Winning Bid: £2,000

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Lot: 310595
Distillery: 
Longmorn
Age: 
n/a
Vintage: 
1974
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Moon Import
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
46%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Longmorn 1974 Moon Import / The Sea

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 Longmorn was matured in butt #7729 and was bottled in 1988. One of 360. 

1988 was Moon Import's most prolific year to date, with the Costumes series also released that year, totalling over 7000 bottles.

Longmorn is a popular Speyside distillery, and an essential component in many blends over the years. As such, much of its production is reserved for this purpose and although distillery bottlings first appeared in the 1980s, it was rarely seen before the 15 year old expression was relaunched in 1993. The distillery has long been prominent on the independent scene however, and has cult following in Japan, perhaps in no small part to its connection with Nikka founder Masataka Taketsuru, who modelled the stills at Yoichi on those at Longmorn.

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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