The Distillers One of One
The Distillers One of One
1977, 1984 & 1990
October 5, 03:48 PM GMT
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
A one-off trio from Scotland’s oldest licensed distillery, featuring liquid from Littlemill’s 70s, 80s and 90s reserves.
Littlemill Decennia celebrates the final chapters of Scotland’s oldest licensed distillery. It brings together a single bottle from the final three decades of this extraordinary and now lost distillery. These whiskies have been presented together for the first time, especially for the Distillers One of One auction. Each bottle is a glimpse through a window into a distinct era of the distillery’s remarkable journey.
Distilled on 11th October 1977, originally filled into a refill American oak hogshead, recasked mid 1990’s into a similar cask. Recasked into a 1st fill oloroso on 20th October 2017. Bottled at 49.6% abv.
Distilled on 26th June 1984, original filled into refill bourbon barrels, recasked into a 2nd fill oloroso hogshead on 17th May 2018. Bottled at 46.7% abv.
Distilled on 4th April 1990, original filled into a combination of refill American oak hogsheads and European oak hogsheads. Recasked into a 1st fill oloroso barrel on 9th February 2015. Bottled at 48.5% abv.
Personally selected and meticulously crafted by Master Blender Michael Henry, the final custodian of Littlemill’s remaining casks, each vintage has been finished for a minimum of four years in Oloroso sherry casks – the traditional choice for Littlemill, which complements its signature floral and delicate Lowland style.
The liquid is showcased in three bespoke 70cl Glencairn decanters, each handblown crystal decanter bearing three delicate cuts in homage to three remarkable decades of whisky-making history. Housed in a one-of-a-kind handmade display, the cabinet draws its inspiration from the staves of the three casks selected by Michael himself.
Littlemill Decennia is a single opportunity to own a rare piece of Scottish whisky-making heritage before it is consigned to history once and for all.
The lot also includes a 5cl miniature of each whisky for the winning bidder.
3 bt 70cl, 3 bt 5cl (opc)
Lying with the donor. Duty Paid.
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