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Coleburn 1981 Gordon and MacPhail Private Collection

Lot: 5025428

Coleburn 1981 Gordon and MacPhail Private Collection

Winning Bid: £1,550

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38 year old
Gordon & MacPhail
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refill sherry hogshead
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Coleburn 1981 Gordon and MacPhail Private Collection

Coleburn is a lesser-seen single malt, important in its time to the Usher's and Johnnie Walker Red Label blends. It was owned for the majority of the 20th century by DCL (now Diageo), who closed it down alongside many others in their portfolio in the early 1980s. There have been no official distillery bottlings outside of the Rare Malts Selection series, but a number of sought after independent releases like this have appeared over the years. The site of Coleburn is now owned by Aceo, the parent company of Murray McDavid.

This is a 1981 vintage from Gordon & MacPhail and is one of just 101 bottles.

Bottled in 2019, this is part of the Private Collection range from the Elgin-based bottlers. As of 2018, this line replaced the Rare Old series as its most premium offerings, and come exceptionally presented in decadent glass 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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