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Ardbeg 1965 Gordon and MacPhail 17 Year Old / Co. Import

Lot: 6143824

Ardbeg 1965 Gordon and MacPhail 17 Year Old / Co. Import

Winning Bid: £2,190
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 6 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Ardbeg
Age: 
17 Year old
Vintage: 
1965
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
40%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Ardbeg 1965 Gordon and MacPhail 17 Year Old / Co. Import

You would not think it to see it now, but Ardbeg had a difficult time of it for much of the 20th century. The distillery was bought in a joint venture between Hiram Walker and DCL in 1959, both intending to supply their blends. The subsequent years were very successful, but DCL backed out in 1979 (closing many of their other distilleries a few years later), and Hiram Walker then struggled in the 1980s era oversupply when interest in blended Scotch was waning. They closed it down for the majority of the decade. It re-opened briefly in the 1990s before being revived for good by Glenmorangie plc in 1997.

A very old vintage of Ardbeg bottled by Gordon & MacPhail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice series.

Distilled in 1965, matured for 17 years and imported to Italy by Mario Rossi Jr.

The Connoisseurs Choice label is one of the most recognisable independent bottlings on the market. It was initially created for renowned Italian importer, Edoardo Giaccone in the early 1970s, but became a mainstay of the core Gordon & MacPhail portfolio in 1979.

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