Ben Nevis 1990 25 Year Old Mr Taketsuru's Single Cask

Ben Nevis 1990 25 Year Old Mr Taketsuru's Single Cask
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Ben Nevis 1990 25 Year Old Mr Taketsuru's Single CaskBen Nevis 1990 25 Year Old Mr Taketsuru's Single CaskBen Nevis 1990 25 Year Old Mr Taketsuru's Single CaskBen Nevis 1990 25 Year Old Mr Taketsuru's Single Cask
Winning bid: £1300.00
Lot number: 082-2694

Situated at the base of, and named after Britain's tallest mountain, Ben Nevis was founded by 'Long' John McDonald. The distillery is owned by Nikka and one third of the new make is shipped directly to Japan for use predominantly in Nikka Black.

In 1989 Nikka bought Ben Nevis from Whitbread and reopened the distillery in 1990 (it had been closed since 1986).

The very first cask was filled by Takeshi Taketsuru (Masataka and Rita's adopted son) who was both Deputy Chairman of the Nikka and Chairman of Ben Nevis at the time.

The cask was a hogshead made from ex-bourbon barrel staves sanded right back to fresh oak. Despite living to 90, Takeshi passed away in 2014 without having been able to taste the finished whisky, which filled 235 bottles in October 2015.

Distilled: September 1990

Bottled: October 2015

Age: 25 Years Old

Cask Type: Hogshead

61.3% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: 25 / 235

Please examine all images of the lot, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 82nd Auction (January 26 – February 4, 2018)
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