Ben Nevis 1926 63 Year Old 75cl
Lot number: 134-02508
Winning bid: £20,000
Situated at the base of, and named after Britain's tallest mountain, Ben Nevis was founded by 'Long' John McDonald and stayed in the McDonald family until the 1940s. It was then that Joseph Hobbs took over the distillery and revamped production by installing a Coffey still allowing them to experiment in both grain and malt whiskies. The distillery was bought by Nikka in 1989 and about three-quarters of the new make is shipped directly to Japan for use predominantly in Nikka Black.
Bottled in 1989, a year before the law change that effected under-proof whiskies. From a cask put down in 1926, where it lay maturing for 63 years. At bottling only 14% of the original volume was still in the cask, nearly all taken in the Angel's share. Only 96 bottles were produced for release.
Cask Number: 332
36% ABV / 75cl
Bottle Number: 63 / 96
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