258 Falklands Commemorative 12 Year Old

258 Falklands Commemorative 12 Year Old
258 Falklands Commemorative 12 Year Old

258 Falklands Commemorative 12 Year Old

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Mark Littler Limited is proud to present an exclusive collaboration with The 258 Commemorative Whisky Company. Truly a labour of love, this limited release of a commemorative bottle of single malt Scotch whisky pays tribute to the British servicemen and women, as well as the three Falkland Islanders, that lost their lives in the Falkland War in 1982 over 40 years ago. 

The bottle was conceived by two former Royal Marines and a university lecturer who have close personal ties to the Falkland War. One of the former Marines served as a Troop Commander in the Falklands Campaign during his military career before retiring as a Brigadier. The other served as a Royal Marine for 23 years whilst on secondment within the Ministry of Defence. Created by veterans, for veterans. As such, The 258 Commemorative Whisky is a passion project to the highest degree. 

The Bottles

Conceived by three friends and Scotch whisky lovers, two of whom are Royal Marines (and one of whom fought in the Falklands) made this commemorative bottling a reality in the hopes that Scotch whisky drinkers would pour out a dram and raise a toast to those who lost their lives. 

A limited run of 258 bottles, one to honour each of the souls that lost their lives, are available for sale. As a gesture of charity, and in tribute to those who did not return, bottles number 19 and 82 will be given to the South Atlantic Medal Association, as will 20% of all profits. 

The label depicts the lower portion of East Falkland, as well as notable settlements such as Darwin, Goose Green, and San Carlos. The bold ‘258’ is reminiscent of the font used on service aircraft and warships. The typography is also based on letters and documents sent during the war. The creators of the bottle were, in particular, fascinated by the instrument of surrender document which contained a mixture of type-written and handwritten lettering. 

The Falklands War 

The Falklands War was an undeclared conflict between the United Kingdom and Argentina between 2nd April 1982 - 14th June 1982. The dispute began when Argentina invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands and South Georgia in quick succession, two territories that had been under Crown dependency for almost 150 years. 

Falkland Island residents, many of which were descendants of British settlers, felt strongly that the territories should remain in the hands of the British and that the attack on the islands was an attack on British sovereignty. 

The British Military response was named Operation Corporate and involved large numbers of servicemen and women, including almost the entire Royal Navy. During the ten-week campaign, 237 members of the UK Armed Forces, 4 members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, 6 Merchant Navy members, 8 sailors from Hong Kong, and 3 Falkland Island residents lost their lives. This bottle is for them. 

The three men who created this unique and truly memorable bottle have worked towards this release for over 12 months. They hope that those who purchase a bottle will open, enjoy, and remember those who lost their lives. 

OTHER BOTTLES

There are an additional 30 bottles to be sold via a silent auction. Each of these 30 bottles is individually named to commemorate specific operations, battles, and ships that were involved in the war. Register your interest in the silent auction by emailing 258@the258.co.uk. See the list of bottles below: 

  • HMS Antelope
  • HMS Ardent
  • 3 Cdo Bde RM
  • 5 Inf Bde
  • HMS Endurance
  • HMS Sheffield
  • HMS Coventry
  • 22 SAS
  • RFA Sir Galahad
  • SS Canberra
  • Moody Brook
  • Operation Keyhole
  • Goose Green
  • SS Atlantic Conveyer
  • Mount Harriet
  • Mount Kent
  • Mount Longdon
  • Mount Tumbledown
  • Operation Paraquat
  • Pebble Island
  • San Carlos
  • HMS Conqueror
  • South Georgia
  • Top Malo House
  • Two Sisters
  • Wireless Ridge
  • NP 8901
  • D Day - 2 April 1982
  • Liberation Day - 14 June 1982
  • SBS
More Info

Mark Littler LTD are brokers and as such many bottles will not be applicable for VAT.

Where Mark Littler LTD are acting as an agent for a client and selling a bottle on their behalf this will be noted in the product description.  These bottles are not subject to VAT.

Bottles that are being sold under the margin scheme will be noted in the product description.  These bottles are not subject to VAT.

If a bottle is subject to VAT then this will be noted in the product description.  If you are a buyer from outside of the UK then the VAT can be removed from the sales price. 

Please contact us for an invoice to settle at whisky@marklittler.com

Shipping Within The UK

Free shipping is available for all orders within the United Kingdom.

Shipping Worldwide

We can ship worldwide. Please see below for specific destinations and prices, or if your destination is not listed then please contact us at whisky@marklitter.com for a custom shipping price.

EUROPE

Switzerland (CH) – £35
Cyprus (CY) – £35
Germany (DE) – £30
Finland (FI) – £35
Guernsey (GG) – £25
Ireland (IE) – £25
Luxembourg (LU) – £25
Monaco (MC) – £30
Malta (MT) – £35
Netherlands (NL) – £25
Norway (NO) – £40

ASIA & PACIFIC

Hong Kong (HK) – £50
Macau (MO) – £50
Singapore (SG) – £50
Taiwan (TW) – £50
Japan (JP) – £50
Malaysia (MY) – £50
Republic of Korea (South Korea) (KR) – £50
Australia (AU) – £40
New Zealand (NZ) – £50

AMERICAS

USA – We can ship to the following states . Prices start at £45:

Alaska (anchorage only), California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming.

How Long Does Shipping Take?

Once an offer has been accepted and payment received your whisky will shipped the same day if in office hours (Monday – Friday 8.30am to 5.oopm).

If payment is received out of office hours then the bottle(s) will be shipped the next working day.

Orders shipped to the UK will be sent 24 hour delivery. Delivery times worldwide will vary depending on the shipping destination. Please contact us for specific timings for your required shipping address.

Returns Policy

Returns must be made within 14 days of receiving your item.

If you intend to return an item please contact us immediately by emailing whisky@marklittler.com and state:

– Why you are returning the item.
– Where you are based.
– What packaging/shipping/insurance you will have in place or if you would like us to arrange this (see below for costs).

Items must be returned in the same condition in which they were received.

If you choose to arrange to return an item yourself you must ensure your packaging is suitable. Ideally this should be equal to or in excess of the standard of packaging used in the original shipping. You are responsible for insurance of the bottle when shipping it back to us, proof of postage must be obtained.

Fully insured, UK return shipping and suitable packaging can be arranged for £15. For international returns please contact us for a quote.

Once the item is received the item will be fully inspected by our experts and any discrepancies will result in the item being returned to you (at your cost) and the refund being denied.

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Worldwide Shipping

We offer shipping to multiple destinations in Europe, Asia, and The Americas. If your destination is not listed at checkout, contact the team for a custom shipping quote.

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We offer same-day dispatch from Monday-Friday if your order is placed before 2 pm.

Free UK delivery is available.

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