This week we are rewinding back a little further to a whisky hidden away in 1969: the oldest-ever 46YO single malt release from the @bunnahabhain, situated close to the sea on the rugged north‐eastern coast of Islay.
Named 'Eich Bhana Lìr', which translates as 'The Great Waves of God Lìr', after the Gaelic God of the seas, whom, according to legend used his great white waves to wash ashore his most precious gifts 🧜♂️ The exquisite hand blown crystal decanter with its special formed base was cradled in a hand cut & hand polished silver base. It was beautifully designed to depict the waves crashing into the Bunnahabhain bay. The decanter was finished with hand engraved branding, silver infill and a brushed satin, hand turned silver finished stopper/collar combo.
With only 198 bottles produced, this release was snapped up very quickly by whisky collectors. Are you as obsessed as we are? 🤩
We had fun making different gin cocktails at HQ this week to celebrate 🥳 Watch our stories to see our new teammate and Business Development Executive, Darren making some of them behind our brand new bar! 👆
Another 50 year old for this weeks project reflection 🤩... Introducing the Benromach 50 - one of the rarest single cask whiskies from @Benromach Distillery.
⏪ Rewind back to 1969, the year of the first moon landing, a special malt was laid down and spent half a century maturing in cask no. 2003. It’s the oldest expression in the Benromach range with only 125 decanters produced in 2019 and very few are still available in the market at £7-8k!
#GlencairnForty40 💫 During 2013, @thebalvenie 50YO was released in celebration of the 50-year career of malt master David Stewart - the longest tenured master in all of Scotland at The Balvenie Distillery.
Glencairn managed to turn this project around in 4 months which is near enough impossible these days for custom shape projects! We produced the initial run for the 1st release where the crystal decanters were engraved with hand applied gold infill and custom metal stopper corks. The 49 rings of 7 Scottish-grown timbers mark the 50 years which David Stewart had spent at The Balvenie Distillery and the 50th strip is a brass band, echoing fittings from traditional spirit safes.
Only 88 decanters went to market, no thanks to those greedy angels taking their share! Do we have any lucky followers who managed to bag one of the 88? 👀...
Launched in 1986, the @Bowmore Golf decanter project marked a revolutionary moment for Glencairn Crystal as it set us apart from our competitors... It was the first time we had ever attached metal to crystal!
When the golfer was put on the stopper, Glencairn was met with a big learning curve, allowing us to learn new techniques and gain advantages 💪
Our Founder, Raymond Davidson, and the (back then) Director at Morrison Bowmore, Brian Crook, worked closely together on this project and they have now shared their own stories about why it was so special!
You can read the interview via the article listed in our bio #CapturingTheSpirit ✨...
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