40 Years of Linn

Posted on 10th October, 2013

40 Years of Linn

Linn, world famous for their turntables and other components in more recent years celebrate their 40th anniversary with a limited edition turntable and accompanying incentive for whisky lovers.

Established in 1973, Scotland based manufacturer Linn have joined forces with arguably one of the best whisky producers, Highland Park, to toast 40 years of excellence.

Both pioneers in their field and sharing Scottish roots, the result of this collaboration features Linn’s highest performance turntable which has been encased in a beautiful wood plinth, crafted from the solid oak casks used to mature Highland Park’s award winning whisky. 

The turntable has also been paired with a special bottling of Highland Park 40 year old, designed exclusively for Linn. The highly collectable offering brings together two powerful passions – music and whisky – allowing fans to appreciate the sounds of classic vinyl with the perfect dram in hand.

For a company of 40 years, it is refreshing that everything they produce is designed and manufactured in-house at their factory just outside Glasgow, according to Linn.

The iconic Sondek LP12 turntable is the product on which the company was founded. Designed by founder Ivor Tiefenbrun, it was his passion for music and commitment to excellence that inspired him to create the turntable.

Highland Park is crafted at one of the oldest single malt distilleries in Scotland, situated on the remote islands of Orkney.  Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky has long been regarded as one of the best whiskies in the world.  It is the attention to detail and the commitment to time honoured distillation practices, long forgotten by the mainstream industry, which set this whisky apart and clearly puts it in a class of its own.

“Working with Linn and helping to produce such a special version of their iconic Sondek LP12 Turntable is a great honour. Not only have we helped create a great looking piece of kit, the density of our hand selected, Spanish oak casks has also added to the already impressive sound quality.  The joining together of Linn and Highland Park, makes perfect sense and has created a powerful sensory platform that will appeal to both the whisky lover and the music lover – this is sure to be a highly sought after offering that will be desired by both our fans from all over the world.” - Gerry Tosh, Global Marketing Manager for Highland Park.

Sadly, fourty appears to be the magic number, as this is the number of Limited Edition Sondek LP12 Turntables that will be available worldwide, but at a price of $51,295 (and that includes GST!) this may just be out of the reach of most consumers.

Linn is distributed in Australia by Advance Audio.

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