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Blair Athol 21 Year Old Moon Import / The Cars

Lot: 6142662

Blair Athol 21 Year Old Moon Import / The Cars

Winning Bid: £1,220
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 17 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Blair Athol
Age: 
21 year old
Vintage: 
n/a
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
Moon Import
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
57%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Blair Athol 21 Year Old Moon Import / The Cars

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 Blair Athol, which was bottled at 21 years old as part of The Cars series. It features a Selden Road Wagon on the label. One of 245. 

Blair Athol distillery is one of Scotland's oldest, dating back into the late 18th century. Its modern story begins when it was closed down by Peter Mackenzie in 1932, and was purchased by Arthur Bell & Sons the following year. Distilling recommenced in 1949, and with Blair Athol malt at its heart, Bell's became one of the world's best-selling whiskies. Despite its importance to the blend, Blair Athol was also bottled as a single malt under the Bell's banner in the 1970s and 1980s. New owners, Guinness, were less interested in this when they took over in 1985, but their subsequent iteration, United Distillers, brought a back distillery bottling with the Flora & Fauna release. Despite its popularity, Blair Athol has yet to be bottled under its own single malt brand. Other official bottlings from the Diageo era are very rare too, however the distillery has regularly provided casks to independent companies, many of whom have bottled some exceptional releases.

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