Bruichladdich 1968 Moon Import / De Viris Illustribus

Bruichladdich 1968 Moon Import / De Viris Illustribus
Bruichladdich 1968 Moon Import / De Viris Illustribus
Bruichladdich 1968 Moon Import / De Viris Illustribus
Bruichladdich 1968 Moon Import / De Viris Illustribus
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Current Bid £775.00
(30 bids)

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Lot 132386
Distillery:
Bruichladdich
Age:
N/A
Vintage:
1968
Region:
Islay
Bottler:
Moon Import
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
42%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Operational
Product details

Bruichladdich 1968 Moon Import / De Viris Illustribus

Moon Import was founded by Pepi Mongiardino in 1980. Heeding the advice of the late, great, Silvano Samaroli, he opted to be "free from the big companies," and became the official distributor for Islay's Bruichladdich, and later Tamnavulin and Tullibardine, preferring however to procure casks from private owners. Mongiardino bottled his first whisky in 1982, titled the Half Moon series. Always beautifully labelled, Pepi is acclaimed for designing the packaging for Moon Import bottles himself, using images found in old books. The famous Birds, Animals, Costumes and Sea series were all labelled using pictures he discovered in an 18th century German encyclopaedia. These iconic designs, coupled with the quality of the liquid saw Moon Import steadily grow in popularity, and with the help of Intertrade founder, Nadi Fiori, they exported their first bottles to Japan in 2001. 

This is a 1968 vintage Bruichladdich from their De Viribus Illustribus series. Bottled for Moon Import in 1995 by Brae Dean. De Viris Illustribus is Latin for "about famous men."

Bottle number 112 of 250.

Condition
  • Abrasions to tube. 
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MOON IMPORT AUCTION ends TONIGHT , Monday 18th March, from 7pm GMT.

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