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Bowmore 1974 Moon Import / The Costumes

Lot: 6124441

Bowmore 1974 Moon Import / The Costumes

Winning Bid: £2,800
(Reserve not met) This lot currently has: 33 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Bowmore
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
1974
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Moon Import
Cask Type: 
Hogshead
Bottled Strength: 
46%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Bowmore 1974 Moon Import / The Costumes

Moon Import was founded by Pepi Mongiardino in 1980. Heeding the advice of the late, great, Silvano Samaroli, he opted to be "free from the big companies," and became the official distributor for Islay's Bruichladdich, and later Tamnavulin and Tullibardine, preferring however to procure casks from private owners. Mongiardino bottled his first whisky in 1982, titled the Half Moon series. Always beautifully labelled, Pepi is acclaimed for designing the packaging for Moon Import bottles himself, using images found in old books. The famous Birds, Animals, Costumes and Sea series were all labelled using pictures he discovered in an 18th century German encyclopaedia. These iconic designs, coupled with the quality of the liquid saw Moon Import steadily grow in popularity, and with the help of Intertrade founder, Nadi Fiori, they exported their first bottles to Japan in 2001. Moon Import now occupies an important place in the pantheon of historic whisky greats.

This Bowmore was matured in hogshead #5508 and was bottled in 1988.

Bottle number 57 of 324. 

 

 
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