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North British 1964 Moon Import / De Viris Illustribus

Lot: 5079772

North British 1964 Moon Import / De Viris Illustribus

Winning Bid: £321

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Lot:
Distillery: 
North British
Vintage: 
1964
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Moon Import
Bottled Strength: 
46%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

North British 1964 Moon Import / De Viris Illustribus

Moon Import was founded by Pepi Mongiardino in 1980 and he bottled his first whisky in 1982. Always beautifully labelled, Pepi is acclaimed for designing the packaging for Moon Import bottles himself, often using images found in old books. These iconic designs, coupled with the quality of the liquid saw Moon Import steadily grow in popularity. The company is still going strong, and their early releases are some of the brightest gems in any whisky collection.

This is a 1964 vintage single grain from North British, part of the De Viribus Illustribus series. Bottled for Moon Import in 1995 by Brae Dean. De Viris Illustribus is Latin for "about famous men."

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.

 

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