Ardbeg 1966 Moon Import #2443 / The Birds I

Lot: 132411
Ardbeg 1966 Moon Import #2443 / The Birds I
Ardbeg 1966 Moon Import #2443 / The Birds I
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Winning Bid: £6,500.00

Ardbeg 1966 Moon Import #2443 / The Birds I

Distillery:
Ardbeg
Age:
n/a
Vintage:
1966
Region:
Islay
Bottler:
Moon Import
Cask Type:
hogshead
Bottle Strength:
46%
Bottle Size:
75cl
Distillery Status:
Operational

Ardbeg 1966 Moon Import #2443 / The Birds I

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. Moon Import now occupies an important place in the pantheon of historic whisky greats, and we are delighted to bring this unrivalled collection to market in this exclusive auction.

Moon Import released two The Birds series, the first in 1987 and the second in 1990. This is one of three Ardbeg from the first releases.

Distilled in 1966 and bottled from hogshead #2443.

Bottle 186 of 264.

The print used on this label is:

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Condition
  • Slightly discoloured label
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May Auction starts this Friday, 24th May 2019.

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