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Glenfiddich 21 Year Old - Wedgwood Decanter - Centenary 1887-1987 - Miniature

LOT ID: 0124-257


End Date : Feb 14 2024 08:00 PM


Total Bids: 45   

Winning Bid
£155.00


LOT DESCRIPTION

Glenfiddich 21 Year Old. Wedgewood decanter. Bottled for the distilleries Centenary 1987. 5cl. 40%. In presentation box. Weight approx 108g.

This decanter was commissioned from Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd by William Grant & Sons to celebrate their centenary in 1987. It was specially designed and manufactured by Wedgwood in England.

CONDITION

Good.

Distillery:  Glenfiddich

Distillery Status:  Working

Bottler: Distillery Bottling

Region: Speyside

Bottling Year: 1987

Age: 21

Category: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 5cl / 50ml

ABV: 40%

Glenfiddich distillery was built in 1886 by William Grant and is still owned by his family descendants today. Glenfiddich played a major role in the history of Scotch whisky, as the first distillery to commercialise its own official bottlings of single malt whisky in the early 1960s. This move was to shape the industry up to the present day, and Glenfiddich has remained the world’s best-selling single malt whisky. 

It’s unlikely William Grant would recognise Glenfiddich today: as of the 2020 reconstruction the distillery now has a remarkable 43 stills making over 20 million litres of alcohol per annum. The core range official bottlings are frequently augmented by small batch limited editions; independent bottlings are almost non-existent. The exceptionally rare 1937 vintage released in 2001 is probably the most sought-after Glenfiddich, though early and/or long-aged vintage expressions also do well at auction.

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.

DISCLAIMER

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Please note: due to the various ages of bottles, corks and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion. And no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.All bottles are checked by our whisky specialists Wayne & Harrison Ormerod prior to any auction. We do not auction opened bottles so therefore all items are sealed unless stated under certain circumstances where seals were never issued by the producer.
No item is deemed new, however many items are generally in good condition. When this is not the case, we aim to mention any faults in the description. The images supplied are of the actual item you will receive. If the filling level of the liquid is not visible in the images provided, we aim to indicate the current position in the description. If the filling level is impossible to determine, such as with ceramics decanters, we will provide an overall weight of the decanter in KG. Our filling level guideline can be found here.
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BID HISTORY

BID DATE TIME
Last Bids £155.00 14th February 2024 17:52