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Oban 1963 Moon Import / The Costumes

Lot: 311268

Oban 1963 Moon Import / The Costumes

Winning Bid: £4,400

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Lot: 311268
Distillery: 
Oban
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
1963
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
Moon Import
Cask Type: 
Hogshead
Bottled Strength: 
46%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Oban 1963 Moon Import / The Costumes

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 1983 vintage Oban was matured in hogshead #564 and bottled in 1988 as part of The Costumes series. 1988 was the company's most prolific year to date, with The Sea series also released, bringing a total of over 7000 bottles. This is one of 228.

Oban is a small distillery, situated in the heart of the high street in the town after which it is named. Although its output is deliberately low in order to retain its character, it had an early presence on the single malt scene, with the blending company John Hopkins & Co, under license from DCL, introduced a 12 year old expression back in 1979. The newly launched Oban single malt brand was introduced alongside a new 14 year old distillery bottling in 1988, when the distillery was selected by United Distillers to represent the Western Highlands in the Classic Malts range.

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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