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Sirius Collection 4 x 70cl / Signed

Lot: 5040675

Sirius Collection 4 x 70cl / Signed

Winning Bid: £8,000
(Reserve not met) This lot currently has: 9 bids

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4 x 70cl
product Details

Sirius Collection 4 x 70cl / Signed

Includes:

  • Carsebridge 1965 Sirius 46 Year Old
    The history of Carsebridge dates back to 1798 when it was built by John Bald in order to produce malt whisky. The decision to convert to grain production was made by his son, an astute businessman known as John 'The Politic' Bald II. He installed two coffey stills and transformed it into one of the largest whisky producers in Scotland. The distillery was one of the founding members of DCL in 1877, securing its future for the next 100 years. Sadly, it was surplus to the requirements of DCL's new owners, Guinness, and it was closed in 1983. It is now demolished, and it was not officially bottled as a single grain until over 30 years after its closure. Independent labels like this have always provided the best opportunity to try its elusive unblended spirit.
    A single cask, this was bottled by Sirius Whisky Purveyors. It was distilled in 1965 and then filled into cask number #175580.
  • North British 1962 Sirius 49 Year Old
    Prior to 1885, Scottish blenders were only able to acquire grain whisky from DCL. This changed when the firms of John Crabbie, Andrew Usher, William Sanderson and John Watson collaborated to open the North British distillery in Edinburgh. Production began two years later on a single coffey still, and the distillery continued to grow, flourishing in the post-war period. In 1993 it was taken over by Lothian Distillers, a partnership between IDV and Robertson & Baxter, the modern iterations of which, Diageo and Edrington, retain a controlling stake in today. Occasional distillery bottlings have appeared over the years, but the majority of examples of its single grain come from independent labels like this.
    A single cask, this was bottled by Sirius Whisky Purveyors. It was distilled in 1962 and then filled into cask number #44.
  • Dalmore 1967 Sirius 44 Year Old
    Dalmore is undoubtedly the prize single malt in the Whyte & Mackay portfolio. This was not always the case though. The blenders purchased it from the Mackenzie family in 1960, having been long-standing customers. Due to the long-running importance of it to their blends, their distillery bottlings of its single malt were limited to a 12 year old expression. Nowadays however, it is positioned as a luxury brand, rubbing shoulder with the likes of Macallan, and is globally recognised. Independent releases like this are hard to come by.
    A single cask, this was bottled by Sirius Whisky Purveyors. It was distilled in 1967 and then filled into cask number #2055 on February 24th. 
    One of only 89 bottles produced. 
  • Fettercairn 1966 Sirius 45 Year Old
    Fettercairn distillery was built in 1825 and aside from a brief period in mothballs in the 1930s, has been in operation ever since. It was re-opened from that closure in 1939 by Associated Scottish Distilleries, the Scotch arm of the post-Prohibition drinks giant in the US, National Distillers. When ASD ceased trading in 1954 the distillery passed through various hands before being bought by Whyte & Mackay in 1973. Despite being an important contributor to their blends, they also pushed Fettercairn as a single malt brand, as well as making casks available to independent companies for bottlings like this.
    A single cask, this was bottled by Sirius Whisky Purveyors. It was distilled in 1966 and then filled into cask number #1428.

 

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