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Glenlivet 1961 Gordon and MacPhail Decanter 1980s

Lot: 6140570

Glenlivet 1961 Gordon and MacPhail Decanter 1980s

Winning Bid: £975
(Reserve not met) This lot currently has: 29 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Glenlivet
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
1961
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
40%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Glenlivet 1961 Gordon and MacPhail Decanter 1980s

Well-known as the oldest licensed distillery in Scotland, for many years ‘Glenlivet’ was a byword for quality, with many single malts using the Glenlivet suffix in an attempt to reap the benefits of associating themselves with the Banffshire distillery. Indeed, owners Pernod-Ricard now put a heavy focus on the brand being ‘The Glenlivet’, encouraging their consumers not to accept any imitations. Glenlivet is in a long-running battle with Glenfiddich for the title of best-selling single malt, with both now selling over a million cases a year. George Smith secured a license to legally distil at Glenlivet in 1824, and it remained family-run until 1978 when Seagram bought a controlling stake in what had by then become The Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd, and counting assets such as Glen Grant, Benriach and Longmorn among its portfolio. When Seagram collapsed in 2001, Pernod-Ricard acquired its sizeable Chivas Brothers Scotch whisky division, with Glenlivet the crown jewel in an empire rivalled only by Diageo.

A 1961 vintage, this was bottled by Gordon & MacPhail in 1986.

Bottled here using the classic George & J.G. Smith's branding, licensed out by the distillery to a number of companies in the mid-to-later 20th century in order to bottle their single malt. Gordon & MacPhail are perhaps the most prolific of these, and continue to use the branding today as part of their Distillery Labels series.

This crystal decanter with number 16A, was handmade by Vito Bucciarelli and Pino Signoretto from Murano and imported by Sestante.

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