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Inchgower 1967 Moon Import / The Costumes

Lot: 6140460

Inchgower 1967 Moon Import / The Costumes

Winning Bid: £1,500
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 27 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Inchgower
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
1967
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
Moon Import
Cask Type: 
Butt
Bottled Strength: 
46%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Inchgower 1967 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.

This 1967 vintage Inchgower was matured in butt #788 and bottled in 1988 as part of The Costumes series. 1988 was the company's most prolific year to that date, with The Sea series also released, making a total of over 7000 bottles. This is one of 556.

Inchgower was built in 1871 by Alexander Wilson, using equipment rescued from the disused Tochineal distillery nearby. When his family went bankrupt, the distillery was bought by the town council, who sold it to Arthur Bell in 1937. As you would expect, it has been a key constituent in the Bell's blend ever since. As with Blair Athol and Dufftown, Arthur Bell & Sons took an early interest in bottling its single malt, with official releases appearing from the 1970s. These disappeared when Guinness bought Bell's in 1985 however, and it was not until United Distillers launched the Flora & Fauna brand in 1991 that the former Bell's stable would receive distillery bottlings again. Nowadays important to the Johnnie Walker blend too, other official releases of Inchgower are rare, and it is with independent releases like this where it enjoys the prominence it deserves.

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