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Glenlivet 1943 Gordon and MacPhail 70 Year Old Private Collection

Lot: 5061064B

Glenlivet 1943 Gordon and MacPhail 70 Year Old Private Collection

Winning Bid: £19,500
(Reserve not met) This lot currently has: 26 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Glenlivet
Age: 
70 Year Old
Vintage: 
1943
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask Type: 
See Lot Description
Bottled Strength: 
49.1%
Bottle Size: 
70cl & 1 x Sample
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Glenlivet 1943 Gordon and MacPhail 70 Year Old Private Collection

The following lot is for an extraordinary decanter from Scottish independent bottler, Gordon and MacPhail.

Well-known as the oldest licensed distillery in Scotland, for many years ‘Glenlivet’ was a byword for quality, with many single malts using the Glenlivet suffix in an attempt to reap the benefits of associating themselves with the Banffshire distillery. Indeed, owners Pernod-Ricard now put a heavy focus on the brand being ‘The Glenlivet’, encouraging their consumers not to accept any imitations. Glenlivet is in a long-running battle with Glenfiddich for the title of best-selling single malt, with both now selling over a million cases a year. George Smith secured a license to legally distil at Glenlivet in 1824, and it remained family-run until 1978 when Seagram bought a controlling stake in what had by then become The Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd, and counting assets such as Glen Grant, Benriach and Longmorn among its portfolio. When Seagram collapsed in 2001, Pernod-Ricard acquired its sizeable Chivas Brothers Scotch whisky division, with Glenlivet the crown jewel in an empire rivalled only by Diageo.

Gordon & MacPhail are one of the largest and most recognisable whisky companies in the world. Although they began distilling at the newly refurbished Benromach distillery in 1998, for most of their history they were an independent bottler. Their labels are recognised by whisky lovers the world over, and their licensed bottlings from distillery's like Macallan and Talisker in the 1970s and 1980s, when the companies were not bottling themselves, are a huge part of the success of those distillers today.

This whisky was distilled on 14th January 1943 and aged in single first-fill ex-Sherry hogshead #121. It was bottled on 11th June 2013. Decanter 41 of 42.

Released in extremely small numbers, this beautiful decanter contains some of the rarest stock in the company’s portfolio. Displayed in a well-crafted wooden box and is accompanied by a book which details the whisky. The design of the box is a tribute to the river Tay, as is the gold detailing on each bottle. The box is also crafted from wood from the Tayside area.

Also included:

  • Glenlivet 1943 Single Cask #121 Press Pack Sample 49.1% 1cl

Due to the weight and size of this lot, it will include a six bottle shipping fee.

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