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Glenugie 1968 Sestante 20 Year Old Cask Strength Sherry Wood

Lot: 6142500

Glenugie 1968 Sestante 20 Year Old Cask Strength Sherry Wood

Winning Bid: £1,800
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 29 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Glenugie
Age: 
20 Year Old
Vintage: 
1968
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
Sestante
Cask Type: 
Sherry Wood
Bottled Strength: 
54.8%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Glenugie 1968 Sestante 20 Year Old Cask Strength Sherry Wood

A well-regarded distillery in its time, Glenugie was primarily tasked with providing single malt for the Long John blends. Oversupply in the 1980s saw it close, along with many others, in 1983. The distillery has long since been dismantled, with its stock and brand name under ownership of Chivas Brothers. Despite this, there have been very few official bottlings, and those from independents like this are highly prized.

This cask strength 20 year old was distilled in 1968 and bottled for Italian importers, Sestante.

The Sestante import company was founded in the 1970s by Ernesto Mainardi, and he bottled his first single casks under the name in 1985. Alongside his contemporary, Silvano Samaroli, Mainardi pioneered giving his customers a choice of both standard 40-46% bottlings, and cask strength releases from the same casks. Along with his other brand, Silver Seal, Mainardi's bottlings are incredibly sought after.

Matured in sherry wood, Mainardi also bottled a version of this at a reduced strength.

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