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Longmorn 1970 Gordon and MacPhail Private Collection

Lot: 5023825

Longmorn 1970 Gordon and MacPhail Private Collection

Winning Bid: £1,641

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Longmorn
Age: 
49 year old
Vintage: 
1970
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask Type: 
1st fill American hogshead
Bottled Strength: 
42.5%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Longmorn 1970 Gordon and MacPhail Private Collection

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.

Gordon & MacPhail were granted a license to officially bottle Longmorn single malt in the 1970s and 1980s. This long-standing relationship with the distillery has since furnished the Elgin-based independent firm with a steady supply of high-quality casks, and subsequently, high-quality releases.

This is part of the Private Collection range. As of 2018, this line fully replaced the Rare Old series as its most premium offerings, and come exceptionally presented in decadent glass bottles. A 1970 vintage, it was bottled from a first-fill American hogshead in 2019.

One of 51 bottles.

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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