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Glen Garioch 1988 Moon Import / Menses

Lot: 6142392

Glen Garioch 1988 Moon Import / Menses

Winning Bid: £303
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 12 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Glen Garioch
Vintage: 
1988
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
Moon Import
Bottled Strength: 
46%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Glen Garioch 1988 Moon Import / Menses

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 is a very rare bottling of Glen Garioch, which was bottled in 2002 as part of the Menses series. Menses means "month" in Latin, however the series, which includes a rum, only comprises 6 releases. One of 339. 

Glen Garioch is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. For most of the 20th century it was self-sufficient, malting its own barley using peat from Pitsligo, giving it a unique smoky character. In fact, in 1968 it was short-listed by then-owners DCL, to convert to heavily peated production in order to make up for a shortfall on Islay caused by a drought. In an odd twist of fate, the decision was instead made to re-open Brora for the job, and close Glen Garioch down. Morrison Bowmore then sprang to its rescue, restarting production in 1973. The maltings and distillery were shut down again by Beam Suntory in 1995, and only the latter resumed operations two years later, with contemporary Glen Garioch becoming an un-peated single malt. These pre-1995 vintages are worth investigating while you can.

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