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Glenugie 20 Year Old Sestante Sherry Wood Decanter

Lot: 6142619

Glenugie 20 Year Old Sestante Sherry Wood Decanter

Winning Bid: £800
(Reserve not met) This lot currently has: 27 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Glenugie
Age: 
20 year old
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
Sestante
Cask Type: 
sherry wood
Bottled Strength: 
43%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Glenugie 20 Year Old Sestante Sherry Wood Decanter

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.

Mainardi was a former employee of Co. Import, Pinerolo, and was inspired to bottle these crystal decanters based on similar bottlings of Macallan that they had produced. The Sestante decanters were Edinburgh crystal, and Mainardi estimates he produced around 3500 of these over the years.

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. 

 

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