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Caledonian 1963 Moon Import / The Costumes

Lot: 6140456

Caledonian 1963 Moon Import / The Costumes

Winning Bid: £1,200
(Reserve not met) This lot currently has: 20 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Caledonian
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
1963
Region: 
Lowland
Bottler: 
Moon Import
Cask Type: 
Butt
Bottled Strength: 
46%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Caledonian 1963 Moon Import / The Costumes

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.

Distilled in Edinburgh at Caledonian, this single grain was matured in butt #3669 and bottled in 1988 as part of The Costumes series.

Caledonian is a lost grain distillery, built in Edinburgh by Graham Menzies & Co. It operated a single column still, once described by James Grant as the "greatest in Scotland," and later two pot stills which produced an Irish-style grain whisky. It became the seventh member of DCL in 1884. When DCL merged with Guinness in 1986 to form United Distillers, the company's enormous portfolio of distilleries required streamlining, and Caledonian was one of those that did not survive the cull, shut down for good in 1988. It has only twice been officially bottled as a single grain, once in its lifetime as a commemorative bottling for the 1986 Commonwealth games in its home city, and later under The Cally brand by Diageo. Thankfully, releases like this have appeared over the decades under independent labels.

 

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