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North Port 1974 Sestante 15 Year Old Cask Strength Sherry Wood

Lot: 6185017

North Port 1974 Sestante 15 Year Old Cask Strength Sherry Wood

Winning Bid: £891
(Reserve not met) This lot currently has: 2 bids

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15 year old
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North Port 1974 Sestante 15 Year Old Cask Strength Sherry Wood

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.

This is a 1974 vintage from North Port, bottled from sherry casks by Gordon & MacPhail bottled in 1989.

The Brechin distillery was built in 1820 by the Guthrie family, who changed its named to North Port at some point later that century. It was acquired by DCL (now Diageo) in 1922, who closed it down six years later. Production briefly resumed for two years before the war, but it was not until 1945 that regular distilling recommenced. North Port was one of the nine distilleries closed by DCL in 1983 after a market downturn meant their blends were over-supplied. It never re-opened and the site now houses a supermarket. Its single malt is very rare, and was never officially bottled in its lifetime. Diageo have produced only a handful of distillery bottlings, the first of which were in the Rare Malts Selection. Rare and increasingly sought after independent releases like this have also appeared over the years though. 

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