Uitvlugt 1976 'Port Morant' Moon Import 75cl / Le Fanciulle dell'800
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, often using images found in old books. 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.
A very elegantly bottled 'Port Morant' rum, distilled in 1976. The Port Morant distillery in Guyana stopped production in the 1950s, with its stills moved to Uitvlugt who continued to produce rum in the same style. Uitvlugt is now also closed, but the Port Morant still lives on to this day, in use at Guyana's only remaining distillery, Diamond.
Part of the Le Fanciulle dell'800 series, meaning "The Girls of the 1800's," each of which has a different female portrait on the label.
Released for the Japanese market.
Bottle number 139.