Auction Highlight: Mackie's Ancient Brand
Our favourite highlight of this sale however, has to be the Mackie's Ancient Brand, a 1940s US market bottling from Peter Mackie's White Horse distillers. This was the brand for which the legendary Malt Mill single malt was used as a base malt. Given it ceased production in 1962 and no official or independent bottlings have ever come to light, Mackie's is the closest any of us will ever get to possessing or tasting Malt Mill itself. This example is the most pristine we've ever seen; with a level still at the base of the neck it should be one of the best preserved examples of the liquid still in existence.