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IronGate Fine Spirits Auction

Mon, Feb 5, 2024 10:00AM EST - Mon, Feb 12, 2024 08:00PM EST
  • 1966
  • 700ml
  • Scotland
  • Highland
  • 57.70%
  • 1998
  • Silent Still
  • DD4298
Lot 18

1966 Silent Stills Lochside Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky Aged 31 Years - 700ml- 1 bottle(s)

Estimate: CAD$750 - CAD$1,400

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CAD$0 CAD$20
CAD$500 CAD$50
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CAD$10,000 CAD$1,000
CAD$20,000 CAD$2,000
CAD$50,000 CAD$5,000
CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000
This lot is comprised of 1 bottle(s) of 1966 Silent Stills Lochside Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky Aged 31 Years - 700ml. Estimate for this lot is between $750 - $1400 with a reserve of $500.
A spirits aficionado who discovered Scotch when he was in the military. He began his collection in the 80's and at the same time began looking for more exotic Scotch tastings. He researched all the distillery locations in Scotland and became particularly interested in "Silent Stills", along with anything else that caught his eye. He amassed 1100 bottles, sourced from the LCBO, independent distributors in Canada and USA, independent bottlers and distilleries in Scotland, and retailers in the USA. He would have “Whiskey Weekends” at his country house and invite an eclectic mix of drinkers to sample any whiskey they desired which were all displayed in my “Whiskey Room”, which over the years became a coveted ticket. It is a change in lifestyle that is bringing these spirits to auction.
Lochside was founded in 1957, however single malt vintages only date from the early to mid 1960s and from the early 1980s as most of production was for blending. The distillery exclusively produced malt until it eventually closed in 1992. Distilled on 1st of July 1966, this was bottled within Signatory Vintage's Silent Stills range, which at the time showcased Scotland's finest discontinued single malts. Cask 3910. Bottle 86/230. Bottled 28.5.98.