Product Information

Lot No: 1217/757
Distillery: Blair Athol Distillery
Bottler: Distillery
Country: Scotland
Bottling Date: 1940s
Strength: 80 Proof

Blair Athol - 1940s

Shipping Weight when Packed: 2.00 KG

1 bottle Blair Athol NAS. Bottled 1940s. Two piece molded glass. Stopper cork with branded foil seal. No box. No capacity stated although equal to 75cl. 80 proof. Level base of neck. Wear and tear to label, however, very good condition for age.

Blair Althol is one of two surviving distilleries in the Pitlochry area and is often over looked as a single malt with its association to Bell's. Available official bottlings generally date back to the late 1960s and 1970s but believe it or not, these don't appear as often as you may think nevermind a 1940s. The distillery was mothballed between 1932 - 1949 and rebuilt in 1949. It went with the times in the late 1950s where it was modernised. In 1973 two more stills were added and in 1975 the dark grains plant was built.

What makes this bottling so rare is the fact it's composed of whisky from the original distillery before it was mothballed in 1932. This is the first time we've laid eyes on such an old bottle from this distillery and the likelihood of us coming across another would be a miracle. So, if you're looking to add this to your collection or you're simply as curious as us to see what it tastes like, you won't be disappointed either way.

Although a condition report is normally included in the lot description, we would recommend viewing/close inspection prior to placing any bids.

If this is not an option and you have questions beyond the offered description and images, please use the link "ask a question" to make specific enquiries or to receive a more in-depth condition report. Otherwise lots will be sold as seen and described.

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.

This auction ended on
3rd of January 2018 08:00:00 PM

Winning Bid: £ 1,050.00

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