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Aberfeldy 15 Year Old - Flora & Fauna

LOT ID: 0124-588


End Date : Feb 14 2024 08:00 PM


Total Bids: 43   

Winning Bid
£135.00


LOT DESCRIPTION

Aberfeldy 15 Year Old. Bottled by Diageo for their Flora & Fauna series. 70cl. 43%. In presentation box.

These early Flora & Fauna bottlings are great drams and this rare example of Perthshire Highlander Aberfeldy is no exception. Richly malty with wonderfully focused notes of biscuits, citrus, soft peats and little hints of drying waxiness. This is streets ahead of some of the current official bottlings.

CONDITION

Damaged box.

FILLING LEVEL

Into Neck

Distillery:  Aberfeldy

Distillery Status:  Working

Bottler: Distillery Bottling

Region: Highland

Age: 15

Category: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 70cl / 700ml

ABV: 43%

Aberfeldy distillery was built by the Dewar family in 1896 to supply Highland malt whisky for their White Label blend. The Dewars joined their business with Buchanan’s in 1915 and amalgamated with Diageo forerunners DCL in 1925. Aberfeldy was expanded to four stills in 1972 and today can produce almost 3.5m litres per annum. In 1998, in the wake of the merger that created Diageo, the Dewar’s business (which included the Aultmore, Craigellachie, Macduff and Royal Brackla distilleries as well as Aberfeldy) were sold to Bacardi to appease the Monopolies & Mergers Commission.

Aberfeldy’s importance to Dewar’s White Label meant that official bottlings were rare in the DCL/United Distillers era. The Flora & Fauna Aberfeldy 15-year-old that appeared in 1991 was the first and only regular United Distillers bottling from the distillery. Bacardi replaced this with Aberfeldy 12-year-old and, following a comprehensive relaunch in 2014, now release several older age statement Aberfeldy whiskies and regular limited editions. Independent Aberfeldy is easy to find and usually excellent quality.

Distillery bottlings are, as the name suggests, bottled by or for the distillery from which the whisky has originated and are thus often referred to as Official Bottlings or OBs. Distillery bottlings are generally more desirable for collectors and usually fetch higher prices at auction than independent bottlings. They are officially-endorsed versions of the whisky from a particular distillery and are therefore considered the truest expression of the distillery’s character.

This ideal of the distillery character is regarded so seriously by the distilleries and brand owners that casks of whisky that are considered to vary too far from the archetype are frequently sold on to whisky brokers and independent bottlers. When this happens, it is often with the proviso that the distillery’s name is not allowed to be used when the cask is bottled for fear of diminishing or damaging the distillery’s character and status.

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BID HISTORY

BID DATE TIME
Last Bids £135.00 14th February 2024 19:39