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Glendronach 1971 Moon Import / The Birds II

Lot: 5085366

Glendronach 1971 Moon Import / The Birds II

Winning Bid: £2,670

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Glendronach
Age: 
n/a
Vintage: 
1971
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
Moon Import
Cask Type: 
n/a
Bottled Strength: 
43%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Glendronach 1971 Moon Import / The Birds II

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.

Moon Import released two The Birds series, the first in 1987 and the second in 1990. This is the 1971 vintage Glendronach from the second releases. One of 600.

Glendronach was built in 1826 by James Allardice, and rebuilt following a fire in 1852 by an individual named Walter Scott (although not the one you might be thinking of). It eventually passed into the hands of perhaps Scotland's greatest distilling dynasty, the Grants of Glenfiddich. Charles, the youngest son of William Grant procured the then-silent distillery from the government in 1920, and it remained in the family until they sold it to Wm. Teacher 40 years later. The Grants and Teachers were early champions of the single malt category, and distillery bottlings of Glendronach were produced for most of the 20th century until it was mothballed by Allied Distillers in 1996. The distillery was revived in 2002, and has since become one of the strongest single malt brands in the world.

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