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Glenlivet 1968-1990 - 22 Year Old - Signatory Vintage - Casks 4828-4829 - Miniature

LOT ID: 1023-119

End Date : Jan 03 2024 08:00 PM

Total Bids: 6   

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Glenlivet 1968 - 1990. 22 Year Old. Bottled by Signatory Vintage. Cask numbers 4828-4829. One of 1,300 bottles. 5cl. 50.1%. No box.




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Distillery:  Glenlivet

Distillery Status:  Working

Bottler: Signatory Vintage

Region: Speyside

Distilled Year: 1968

Bottling Year: 1990

Age: 22

Bottles Produced: 1,300

Limited Edition: yes

Cask Number: 4828-4829

Category: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 5cl / 50ml

ABV: 50.1%

One of Scotland’s iconic distilleries, Glenlivet is currently the joint largest single malt whisky distillery in Scotland at 21m litres per annum. The distillery was expanded in 2010, raising the number of stills to fourteen, before the construction of a third stillhouse in 2018 brought the total number of stills to 28. Having achieved production parity with Glenfiddich, Glenlivet is now catching their rival in sales terms as well and may soon become the biggest-selling single malt whisky in the world. 

Glenlivet has rarely been independently bottled, but the official releases are sufficiently plentiful and diverse that this isn’t an issue. Glenlivet ages well in both bourbon and sherry casks, and a raft of official releases at various strengths, ages and cask types are available to satisfy the pickiest whisky buyers. At auction the old 1950s and 1960s vintages bottled for the Cellar Collection are always worth looking out for.

Signatory Vintage Whisky Company was founded by Andrew Symington in 1988 after a spell as assistant manager at the Prestonfield House Hotel, where he had the opportunity to buy a cask of Glenlivet 1968. A robust and canny businessman, Symington had soon acquired some outstanding parcels of casks from great distilleries, and quickly established a reputation among single malt fans for good value, high quality single casks, the majority of which were released at full strength.

Throughout the 1990s and beyond, Signatory released outstanding whisky from Ardbeg, Glenfarclas, Springbank and many more, with frequently remarkable examples of lost or obscure distilleries. Soon established as one of the leading new wave independent bottlers, Symington was also an early exponent of bottling whiskies without colouring or chill filtration, a policy that has also served Signatory well at their Edradour distillery, which was purchased in 2002.


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Last Bids £22.50 3rd January 2024 19:44