An exceptionally rare bottle of blended Scotch whisky that is likely to contain the near mythical Malt Mill single malt is set to go under the hammer in an online auction.
Being held by Perth-based Whisky Auctioneer, the bottle is expected to fetch over £5,000.
Mackie’s Ancient Brand Scotch Whisky takes its name from the infamous Sir Peter Mackie, once proprietor of Lagavulin distillery, and agent for neighbours, Laphroaig. After losing the contract for the latter, he built an exact replica on the grounds of Lagavulin, designed to precisely replicate the output of Laphroaig. This distillery was Malt Mill.
Dating from the 1940s, before the distillery closed in 1962, this bottle was imported to the US market by Browne Vintners Company, NY. Just how much Malt Mill could appear in the blend is impossible to say, but the bottle offers a singularly unique opportunity to potentially own whisky from a legendary lost Islay distillery.
The legend of Malt Mill was bolstered further by the 2012 Ken Loach film, The Angels’ Share, where a single fictitious cask of Malt Mill played a starring role.
Joe Wilson, whisky content expert at Whisky Auctioneer, said: ‘We are excited to feature this incredibly special bottle in our current auction. Almost all the whisky produced at Malt Mill went into blends, namely White Horse and Mackie’s, with examples exceptionally rare and highly prized.
‘We expect to see a huge amount of interest in this vintage gem from whisky collectors across the world.’
The auction goes live on today HERE and will close on Monday 4 March.
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