Keepers of the Quaich 70cl x 4
The Keepers of the Quaich are a society that recognises those that have shown outstanding commitment to the Scotch Whisky industry.
This lot includes :
Highland Park was built by David Robertson all the way back in 1798. The distillery's relationship with blenders, Robertson & Baxter, saw it acquired by Highland Distillers in 1937, who were subsequently bought by Edrington in 1999, who run it today. The modern Highland Park single malt brand was first officially bottled in the 1970s, with the release of an 8 year old age statement, but distillery bottlings first appeared around the 1950s. The look of the brand has changed many times over the years, but its cult following and popularity has never diminished. It remains one of the most recognisable single malts in the world to this day.
A rare single cask Highland Park, bottled on behalf of The Keepers of the Quaich for their Autumn banquet in 2018.
Distilled on 1998 and matured in a refill American hogshead.
One of 297 bottles. 70cl. 55.7%
A rare single cask Talisker, bottled on behalf of The Keepers of the Quaich for their Autumn banquet in 2017. Distilled on 10th December 1998 and matured in a refill sherry butt, this is one of 618 bottles.
For a long time, Talisker was the sole distillery on Scotland’s iconic Isle of Skye. Renowned for the quality of its output, the distillery has rarely changed hands, joining DCL (now Diageo) back in 1916. Despite this, releases were not the most common. An 8 year old was bottled officially and Gordon & MacPhail produced what are now classic and sought after vintage bottlings under official license from the distillery. When a 10 year old expression became a founding pillar of United Distillers’ Classic Malts range, the popularity of the distillery exploded, and it is now one of the most revered and exported in Scotland. As such, independent bottlings like this are scarce, and particularly sought after when they appear.
One of 616 bottles. 70cl. 56.6%
Speyside's oldest operating distillery, Strathisla was founded in 1786 as Milltown, and later renamed Milton in 1890. The distillery was an early advocate of its single malt, which it sold under the brand name, Strathisla, after the river that runs past the site. Strathisla single malt was bottled as early as the late 19th century, and proved very popular. None-the-less, by the 1940s it was struggling, needing rescued by Canadian giants, Seagram, who bought it in 1950, renaming it Strathisla the following year, and tasking it as a key contributor to its Chivas blends. Despite this, the single malt brand remained a core part of the business, and remains so to this day.
A rare single cask Strathisla, bottled on behalf of The Keepers of the Quaich for their Autumn banquet in 2016.
Distilled on 07 of July 1998 and matured in a refill sherry butt
One of 529 bottles. 70cl. 59.4%
Glenfiddich was an early advocate of the single malt Scotch category, and their faith is rewarded today by being one of the best-selling Scotch brands in the world. The distillery was built by William Grant in 1886, distilling its first spirit on Christmas day the following year. Today it is still part of the family-owned, William Grant & Sons. They became the first distillery to actively market their single malt brand in 1963, and were the first to open their facility to visitors. Glenfiddich was an important trailblazer in the whisky industry, who's contribution cannot be forgotten. The scale of their operation today is a testament to this.
A rare single cask Glenfiddich, bottled on behalf of The Keepers of the Quaich for their Autumn banquet in 2019.
Distilled on 10th of February 2000 and matured in a refill American oak hogshead
One of 262 bottles. 70cl. 57.4%
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