Speyburn - 12 Year Old (Flora & Fauna)

LOT #29936
1375.00
£1,375.00 €1,602.84 $1,907.13
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Sold 27/10/2019

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Lot Information

  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Speyside
  • Distillery status: Operational
  • Type: Single Malt Whisky
  • Age: 12
  • Size: 70cl
  • Delivery weight: 2.00kg
  • Strength: 43%
Speyside

About the distillery

Speyburn Distillery was founded in 1897 by John Hopkins & Company for the sum of £17,000. The site was chosen by John Hopkins himself for its unpolluted water supply from the Granty Burn, one of the major tributaries to the River Spey. Hopkins appointed the famous distillery architect Charles C Doig to design the distillery and to this day Speyburn has its classic pagoda ventilator, a hallmark of Doig's design.

The proprietors, keen to have production started to ensure that the first fillings could bear the date 1897 - Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - had scheduled production to begin on 1 November 1897. However, due to delays, the stills did not run until 15 December. When production finally began, the still house was without doors and windows. Under the watchful eye of the distillery's manager, John Smith, the first spirit was run off in a violent snow storm with the distillery men working in overcoats and mufflers to protect them from the elements. However, the proprietors succeeded in achieving their ambition and one butt was produced and bonded bearing the date 1897.

The distillery is owned by Inver House Distillers Limited, a privately owned distiller whose other distilleries include Old Pulteney Distillery, Knockdhu Distillery, Balblair Distillery, and Balmenach Distillery.

Other Information

The Speyburn 12 Year Old, part of the 26-bottle 'Flora & Fauna' series, made famous by whisky writer Michael Jackson.  This is by far the rarest of the Flora Fauna series, as it has been long discontinued.

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27/10/19 18:49 £1,375.00 €1,602.84 $1,907.13
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