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Singleton of Dufftown 1966 54 Year Old

Lot: 6167817
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Singleton of Dufftown 1966 54 Year Old

Winning Bid: £17,000
(Reserve not met) This lot currently has: 15 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Dufftown
Age: 
54 Year Old
Vintage: 
1966
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
PX Finish
Bottled Strength: 
44.1%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Singleton of Dufftown 1966 54 Year Old

The final bottling from Singleton’s Paragon of Time Collection.

Dufftown was built in 1896, becoming part of the Arthur Bell & Sons portfolio in 1933. As with Blair Athol, Dufftown was regularly bottled as a single malt, despite its importance to the Bell's blends. When the company was bought by Guinness in 1985, these bottlings stopped, but a Dufftown distillery bottling returned in 1991 as part of United Distillers’ Flora & Fauna series, later becoming part of The Singleton stable. Prior to the construction of Roseisle, Dufftown was Diageo's largest distillery.

This incredible 1966 vintage has been aged in a European oak cask before being finished in PX wood.

When it was bottled, it became the oldest ever expression to be released from in the distillery’s history. Exquisitely displayed, this magnificent whisky is housed in a decanter which was produced by Baccarat of France.

Baccarat Crystal was founded in the commune of the same name in north-eastern France in 1764. The company was given permission to start the manufacture of window panes, mirrors and stemware by King Louis XV but it wasn't until 1816 when the first crystal oven was installed. For well over 250 years the company has become renowned for its high quality and craftsmanship.

One of 235 decanters.
 

 

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