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Port Ellen 1969 Gordon and MacPhail 15 Year Old Cask Strength

Lot: 321441

Port Ellen 1969 Gordon and MacPhail 15 Year Old Cask Strength

Winning Bid: £9,300

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Port Ellen
Age: 
15 Year Old
Vintage: 
1969
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
62.5%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Port Ellen 1969 Gordon and MacPhail 15 Year Old Cask Strength

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 is a 1969 vintage from Gordon & MacPhail, and an incredibly rare example of a cask strength Connoiseur's Choise bottling, exclusive to Germany.

The Connoisseurs Choice label is one of the most recognisable independent bottlings on the market. It was initially created for renowned Italian importer, Edoardo Giaccone in the early 1970s, but became a mainstay of the core Gordon & MacPhail portfolio in 1979.

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Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.

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