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Ledaig 1972 - 10 Year Old - Gordon & MacPhail - Connoisseurs Choice

LOT ID: 0923-223


End Date : Nov 22 2023 08:00 PM


Total Bids: 7   

Final Bid
£400.00


LOT DESCRIPTION

Ledaig 1972. 10 Year Old. Bottled by Gordon & MacPhail for their Connoisseurs Choice series. 75cl. 40%. No box.

CONDITION

Wear to label.

FILLING LEVEL

Into Neck

Distillery:  Ledaig

Distillery Status:  Working

Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail

Region: Island

Distilled Year: 1972

Age: 10

Category: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 75cl / 750ml

ABV: 40%

Ledaig was the original name of the distillery in Tobermory village on the Isle of Mull, but the distillery was rechristened as Tobermory in 1979 during a troubled period of sporadic production that lasted until Burn Stewart purchased the distillery in 1993. The 1974 vintage of Ledaig is considered the distillery's finest and is highly sought after at auction.

Nowadays, Tobermory distillery produces both the Ledaig (peated) and Tobermory (unpeated) single malt spirits in a 50/50 ratio. Ledaig was officially relaunched as a 10-year-old in 2007, but the brand really took off in 2010 after a pair of wildly successful sherry casks of rubbery, farmhouse-tinged Ledaig 2005 were bottled at cask strength by Berry Bros & Rudd. Ledaig’s quirky flavours and occasionally brutal exuberance have spawned a committed cult following.

Founded in Elgin as a merchant grocer and wine and spirits wholesaler in 1895, Gordon & MacPhail are one of the oldest independent whisky bottlers in Scotland. Co-founder James Gordon owned shares in Longmorn, Strathisla and Glen Grant, and Gordon & MacPhail were soon bottling officially licensed single malts from several distilleries and sending empty casks from their wine business to be filled with new make spirit and returned for maturation in their Elgin warehouses.

Gordon & MacPhail pioneered high strength single malts at 100 proof (57%) in the 1950s, and in 1968 the company launched Connoisseurs Choice, one of the first integrated ranges of small batch independent whisky bottlings. After finally becoming distillers themselves with the purchase of Benromach in 1993, in 2010 Gordon & MacPhail bottled the first 70-year-old single malt whisky (a Mortlach 1938) and in 2020 the company released the first ever 80-year-old whisky: Glenlivet 1940.

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BID HISTORY

BID DATE TIME
Last Bids £400.00 17th November 2023 17:56