15th Dec, 2023 10:30

Whisky | Festive Malts & Christmas Spirit

  Lot 183


Distilled: 1964

Bottled: 2005

Matured in a sherry cask.

1 of 295 bottles

45.7% ABV / 70cl

Ben Nevis distillery, located at the foot of the UK’s highest mountain of the same name, was responsible for producing one of the most successful blended whiskies of the late 19th Century. Named after “Long” John MacDonald, who was the first to acquire a licence for the distillery, the Long John brand was so popular that a second distillery was built next door just to keep up with demand (and, no… before you ask, we don’t know what Mr MacDonald’s “Long” moniker referred to, or if it was self-appointed). Sadly, these good fortunes didn’t continue, and by 1908 the second distillery ceased production, instead being utilised as a bonded warehouse.
Today Ben Nevis is owned by Japanese whisky giants, Nikka, with some of its output being used in their blended “Japanese” whiskies. Its popularity as a single malt has also grown thanks to many favourable reviews.


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Sold for £650
Estimated at £700 - £1,000

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