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clanmoore started a discussion

Has anyone ever come accross an old fox by lord lovat? Any ideas on price on a bottle 1 of 777??

10 months ago

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clanmoore replied

On the back its bottle 1 of 777.

10 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

didn't they name a university after him?

10 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

If you're looking to sell it, traditionally this is not the site to do it. In the past when people have tried, they would get "thumbs down" and the comment would quickly get buried.

10 months ago 0

@mscottydunc
mscottydunc replied

I have a feeling this is a single cask bottling (maybe a personal cask?) of Ben Nevis 10 year old.

Likely someone purchased a cask or part of a cask and had their own custom labels put on it. Couldnt find anything about it as far as a distillery release online.

10 months ago 0

clanmoore replied

Thanks for the info. Im very curious about it.

10 months ago 0

@mscottydunc
mscottydunc replied

@clanmoore How did you come to be in possession of the bottle, was it a gift or a purchase from an estate sale? I imagine it would be something other than a random retail store purchase.

10 months ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

...take a sip...

10 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

I agree. Whatever it is worth, it's not worth more than to try something you'll never find anywhere else...

10 months ago 0

clanmoore replied

It was given to me by a relation of the family who bottled it when the lord died. I just had it sat in a cupboard and was curious. It is ben nevis from what i gather. Its an interesting thing. My nan wanted it at xmas for making whiskey sauce.. i declined!! Lol!

10 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@clanmoore

That relation was pulling your chain.... tongue

Ben Nevis Distillery was established in 1825. The earliest a 10 YO could have been bottled was 1835. My guess is the bottle is not that old.

Simon Fraser, the 11th Lord Lovat, was executed in 1747.

10 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Ol_Jas
Ol_Jas replied

@Nozinan , no it wasn't a university. It was a TV show. I think his dad had a dog.

@clanmoore , my guess would be that every bottle is "1 of 777," as in each bottle is one of the 777 they produced for this project. Tell me if I'm wrong. But in any case, I never heard of "#1 of X" bottles being especially valuable, unless maybe the whole batch was something really special. Probably, you've got yourself a nice bottle of Ben Nevis on your hands. Enjoy!

10 months ago 0

Postman replied

From memory think it was a single cask of ben nevis 10 year old bottled in 1995 for the Clan Fraser don't know a value.

9 months ago 0

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