Probably Speyside's Finest 1966 - Authors' Series - Victor Hugo
70cl / 51.1% abv
This Authors’ Series is a range of exclusive single malt whiskies, created by the prestigious blenders and bottlers, Hunter Laing & Co. This is a limited edition expression, inspired by the life and work of Victor Hugo.
This particular expression was distilled in June 1966 at what is probably Speyside's finest distillery, before maturing for half a century in a sherry butt. Bottled in November 2016 at a strength of 51.1% abv, only 39 have been produced.
Each bottle is presented in a brown leather box, embossed with gold metallic text, and are individually wax sealed.
Victor Hugo (1802-1885) was a French novelist, poet and dramatist, whose works portray the turbulence of 19th century France. Most remembered for 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Les Miserables', Hugo's support for the Republican movement led to his involvement in politics, eventually being elected a senator in 1876.