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Bruichladdich 1968 Moon Import / De Viris Illustribus

Lot: 315601

Bruichladdich 1968 Moon Import / De Viris Illustribus

Winning Bid: £1,650

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Lot: 315601
Distillery: 
Bruichladdich
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
1968
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Moon Import
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
42%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Bruichladdich 1968 Moon Import / De Viris Illustribus

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 is a 1968 vintage Bruichladdich from their De Viribus Illustribus series. Bottled for Moon Import in 1995 by Brae Dean. De Viris Illustribus is Latin for "about famous men."

Like its island neighbour Bunnahabhain distillery, Bruichladdich has traditionally been an un-peated single malt, mostly owing to its requirements by the blenders who owned it. The last of these was Whyte & Mackay, who eventually shut it down in 1995, deeming it surplus to requirements. They sold the distillery to Murray McDavid in 2001, who launched the peated Port Charlotte and heavily-peated Octomore single malts in 2006 and 2008. A recommissioned Lomond still also now produces the popular Botanist gin there.

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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