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Dalmore 1980 Moon Import / Dovr-Toutes-Mares

Lot: 6142388

Dalmore 1980 Moon Import / Dovr-Toutes-Mares

Winning Bid: £430
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 31 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Dalmore
Age: 
n/a
Vintage: 
1980
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
Moon Import
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
50%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Dalmore 1980 Moon Import / Dovr-Toutes-Mares

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. 

This Dalmore was distilled in 1980 and bottled in 1996 for the Dovr-Toutes-Mares series, a collection of 7 single malts, all labelled with antique cartography.

Dalmore is undoubtedly the prize single malt in the Whyte & Mackay portfolio. This was not always the case though. The blenders purchased it from the Mackenzie family in 1960, having been long-standing customers. Due to the long-running importance of it to their blends, their distillery bottlings of its single malt were limited to a 12 year old expression. Nowadays however, it is positioned as a luxury brand, rubbing shoulder with the likes of Macallan, and is globally recognised. Independent releases like this are hard to come by.

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