Clynelish 1973 Prestonfield 33 Year Old / 1st Bottling
Prior to founding Signatory Vintage, Andrew Symington was the Assistant Manager at Edinburgh's famous Prestonfield House Hotel. In his final years at the hotel, he had several sought after single malts bottled for them, proving to be the catalyst for establishing his own company in 1988. He later launched The Prestonfield Whisky Co as a secondary brand in order to capitalise on the renown of the hotel bottlings in the wider market. Like their Dun Eideann label, it also allowed them to grant exclusivity to different distributors. Many of these Prestonfield releases were bottled for La Maison du Whisky in Paris.
This is the first 1973 vintage bottled in 2006 at 33 years old. One of 405 bottles drawn from cask #8912.
Clynelish distillery as it is recognised today, was built in 1967 to replace the smaller distillery next-door, which was the original site of that name. The first distillery was closed, but later re-opened, changing its name to Brora (but that’s another story). Clynelish is part of the Diageo stable, having been taken over by DCL in 1912. Despite being an important part of the Johnnie Walker blends, it has long been bottled as a single malt.
Cask #8912 was awarded an incredible score of 95 points (an all time best for Clynelish) by Serge Valetin of WhiskyFun.
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