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Craigduff 45 years 1973 Signatory Vintage Cask n°2518 - One of 575 - bottled 2018 30th Anniversary

  • 45.40% |
  • 0.70L

A single cask Craigduff (#2518), which is a peated version of Strathisla, distilled in 1973 and bottled at cask strength in 2018 by Signatory Vintage after 45 years of maturation in a refill sherry butt. Signatory Vintage was founded in 1988 by Andrew Symington, who previously worked at Prestonfield…More info

  • Distillery: Strathisla
  • Appellation: Whisky, Single Malt Whisky
  • Country/Region: Scotland, Scotland, Speyside
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 2cm
  • State: 1 good appearance

Lot presentation
Craigduff 45 years 1973 Signatory Vintage Cask n°2518 - One of 575 - bottled 2018 30th Anniversary

Cuvée presentation

A single cask Craigduff (#2518), which is a peated version of Strathisla, distilled in 1973 and bottled at cask strength in 2018 by Signatory Vintage after 45 years of maturation in a refill sherry butt. Signatory Vintage was founded in 1988 by Andrew Symington, who previously worked at Prestonfield House, Edinburgh, where he would select casks specially for the hotel. In 2002, he bought the Edradour distillery in Pitlochry, in the Highlands of Scotland and moved Signatory Vintage vintage to the site, including the warehouses opposite the distillery. A limited edition of 575 bottles released to celebrate Signatory Vintage’s 30th anniversary.

The distillery Strathisla

Scotland, Speyside. Distillery operational. Owner: Pernod Ricard

Like Longmorn and Glen Grant, Strathisla was for a long time associated with the renowned independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail, whose bottlings released with the owners' consent were often confused with the distillery's own. It was also within their vaults that the character and aromatic profile of this first-class malt was forged. A generous and complex style characterized by first and second-fill sherry cask ageing which would become extremely popular among whisky enthusiasts. This identity was abundantly explored through the vintages offered by Gordon & MacPhail, the oldest of which dates back to 1937 (the “Licensed Bottling” white label and “Connoisseurs Choice” black label). In 2004, things changed. The distillery owner, the Chivas Brothers group (Pernod Ricard), took back control and began releasing small batch official bottlings of Strathisla in the ranges Cask Strength Edition and Distillery Reserve Collection.

Detailed characteristics

  • Distillery: Strathisla
  • Vintage: 1973
  • Bottler: Signatory Vintage
  • Age: 45 years
  • Appellation: Single Malt Whisky
  • Country/Region: Scotland, Scotland, Speyside
  • Alcohol percentage: 45.40 %
  • Volume: 0.70L
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 2cm
  • State: 1 good appearance
  • Case: Yes
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Color: Brown
Craigduff 45 years 1973 Signatory Vintage Cask n°2518 - One of 575 - bottled 2018 30th Anniversary
Craigduff 45 years 1973 Signatory Vintage Cask n°2518 - One of 575 - bottled 2018 30th Anniversary

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Craigduff 45 years 1973 Signatory Vintage Cask n°2518 - One of 575 - bottled 2018 30th Anniversary

iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format