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Littlemill’s single malt is Testament to Scotch whisky’s history

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Littlemill’s single malt is Testament to Scotch whisky’s history

Scotland’s oldest licensed distillery Littlemill has unveiled Littlemill Testament, a single malt housed in bespoke, hand-blown decanters. The collection also includes four decanter sets, whose decorative stoppers incorporate reclaimed materials from the historic home of the first distillery manager.

Littlemill Testament 1976 is Littlemill’s (Loch Lomond Group) oldest expression to date. Scottish agency PRC was behind the concept and packaging design. The Scotch whisky comes in a bespoke, hand-blown decanter (Glencairn Crystal Studio) adorned with silver-plated collars and stoppers. Engraved with silver infill, the decanters are facet cut at the base – echoing the style of glass cutting during the Georgian period. Each handcrafted coffret (Moran’s Wood Components) contains a dress stopper crafted from handcut crystal pegs and sandstone taken from the remains of the Littlemill distillery.

The collection also includes four sets comprising a decanter and a pair of Georgian glasses. The engraving on the glass bowl and facet cut on the stem are replicated on the decanter, which is this time engraved and infilled in gold. Each of the four special decanters have dress stoppers containing a different material reclaimed from the distillery manager’s house that dates back to 1772: slate from the roof, wood from the floor, glass from the windows and stone from the walls. A wooden disc cut from a stave from the Littlemill’s barrel has a code enabling the consumer to request two 5cl samples of the whisky.

The main run of the decanters (250 pieces) retail for £8,000, while the first of the four decanter sets was auctioned in China this January for £19,000.

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Decanter, stopperGlencairn Crystal Studio

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CoffretMoran’s Wood Components

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Design, conceptPRC

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