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Lochside 1963 Hunter Laing 52 Year Old Sovereign

Lot: 5083908

Lochside 1963 Hunter Laing 52 Year Old Sovereign

Winning Bid: £706

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Lochside
Age: 
52 Year Old
Vintage: 
1963
Region: 
Lowland
Bottler: 
Hunter Laing
Cask Type: 
n/a
Bottled Strength: 
48.1%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Lochside 1963 Hunter Laing 52 Year Old Sovereign

The Sovereign is a range of premium single cask, single grain whiskies from Hunter Laing, bottled at cask strength and often of an incredible age.

This 1963 vintage is a rare single grain from Lochside, bottled in 2015.

Lochside was founded in 1957, however single malt vintages only date from the early to mid-1960s and from the early 1980s as its Spanish owners in the intervening period, Destilerias y Crianzas (DYC), used its malt exclusively for export blends. Prior to this it was in the hands of Joseph Hobbs who had operated both pot and a coffey still, blending both malt and grain at birth for the distillery's Sandy MacNab brand. Some of these "blended at birth" casks have subsequently been bottled by independent labels. The practice stopped with Hobbs' death in 1964, and the distillery exclusively produced malt until it eventually closed in 1992.

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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