Port Ellen - 40 Year Old (1979) Casks Of Distinction #1883

LOT #57305
18100.00
£18,100.00 €19,944.39$23,571.63
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Sold 25/10/2020

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Lot Information

  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Islay
  • Distillery status: Demolished
  • Type: Single Malt Whisky
  • Age: 40
  • Bottles Produced: 78
  • Size: 70cl
  • Delivery weight: 2.00kg
  • Strength: 44.4%
Islay

About the distillery

The Port Ellen distillery is located in Port Ellen on the isle of Islay, Scotland.

Port Ellen was established as a malt mill in 1825, and then developed as a distillery under John Ramsay from 1833 to 1892. The warehouses he built still exist and are now listed buildings. The distillery was acquired by the Distillers Company Limited in 1925, was closed in 1930 and rebuilt in 1966/1967. It continued in production throughout the 1970s and was closed in 1983,although supplies of its single malt whisky are still available. The distillery houses a malting which continues to supply all Islay distilleries, as per an agreement signed in 1987. The dwindling stocks of Port Ellen whisky are now owned by Diageo; due to the closing of the distillery, its whisky is because of its quality a collectors item.

Other Information

This is an extremely rare bottle from Cask of Distinction #1883; a 1979 vintage from the legendary Port Ellen distillery. Drawn from a single cask, it was distilled on the 13th March 1979 and matured in a Hogshead for 40 years before being bottled on the 26th September 2019.

With a yield of only 78 bottles, this is a unique opportunity to own bottle number 58 of 78.

Diageo's "Casks of Distinction" is a programme designed to offer the private sale of individual casks of rare and uniquely exceptional Single Malt Scotch Whisky, hand selected by Diageo’s team of four Master Blenders. Each Cask of Distinction is chosen on the basis of its age, rarity and/or special character. Diageo then assist their clients to bottle these casks at request, using the specially designed bottles and labels which set these bottles apart.

Please ensure that you undertake close up viewing/inspection prior to placing any bid.  If you are not satisfied with the photos, or if you have questions beyond the offered description and images, please click "ask a question" to make specific enquiries or to receive a more in-depth condition report.  Lots will be sold as seen and described.  Insurance against any damage during transit is available at checkout at a cost of 3% of the hammer price.  Please note that if insurance is not selected, due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.

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Date / Time Bid Amount
18/10/20 00:27 £18,100.00 €19,944.39$23,571.63
17/10/20 16:24 £18,000.00 €19,834.20$23,441.40
16/10/20 20:09 £14,000.00 €15,426.60$18,232.20
16/10/20 20:09 £9,000.00 €9,917.10$11,720.70
16/10/20 19:23 £2,100.00 €2,313.99$2,734.83
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