Longrow 1987 Samaroli & Moon Import / Dreams

Longrow 1987 Samaroli & Moon Import / Dreams
Longrow 1987 Samaroli & Moon Import / Dreams
Longrow 1987 Samaroli & Moon Import / Dreams
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Current Bid £1,002.00
(30 bids)

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Lot 132432
Distillery:
Springbank
Age:
N/A
Vintage:
1987
Region:
Campbeltown
Bottler:
Samaroli & Moon Import
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
45%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Operational
Product details

Longrow 1987 Samaroli & Moon Import / Dreams

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.

The Dreams series was a 1999 collaborative effort between longtime friends, Mongiardino and Samaroli. The unusually labelled series feature artworks designed by Nadia Pini and Hans Piu, and all bear Silvano Samaroli's signature printed on the capsule.

This Longrow was distilled at Springbank in 1987. The pixelation of the two names on the label is presumed to have been an unfortunate printing error.

Bottle 668 of 967.

Condition
  • Marks on tube
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Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.

MOON IMPORT AUCTION ends TONIGHT , Monday 18th March, from 7pm GMT.

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