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Ben Nevis 1962 Single Blend 40 Year Old

Lot: 5081057

Ben Nevis 1962 Single Blend 40 Year Old

Winning Bid: £678

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Ben Nevis
Age: 
40 Year Old
Vintage: 
1962
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
Sherry Cask
Bottled Strength: 
40%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Ben Nevis 1962 Single Blend 40 Year Old

Ben Nevis distillery was built by "Long" John MacDonald in 1825, and was so popular by the end of the 19th century that at one point the estate employed over 200 people. After a series of closure and re-openings at the beginning of the 20th, it was eventually bought by former Canadian bootlegger, Joseph Hobbs. He installed a coffey still there in 1955, making Ben Nevis Scotland's first dual-operation distillery, and began to blend its malt and grain before filling it to cask. Sporadic closures again followed Hobb's death, with stability finally ensured in 1989 when it was bought by long-term customers, Nikka Whisky of Japan. Its turbulent history means there were few distillery bottlings until the launch of this 10 year old single malt in 1996.

"Blended at Birth," this is a single blend from Ben Nevis, drawn from one of their casks of pre-vatted malt and grain spirit. They were married into a single sherry cask at the time of distillation in 1962, and matured for an incredible 40 years until being bottled in 2002.

 

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