Hello and welcome to the newsletter for our 63rd Auction.
This month we have a cracking cavalcade of Scotch, Japanese, Irish and American whiskies to slake your thirst and arouse your interest.
Big Petrie once again gives us a sneak peak of this month's auction here.
Firstly this month we have a crystal decanter that contains whiskey from Ireland. Distilled in 1943 and bottled by Douglas Laing 42 years later, this is one of only 36 decanters bottled, so the angels were especially greedy with this rare and special spirit.
From across the Atlantic we have a bottle from the ever exciting Van Winkle Family. This particular bottle was distilled in 1974 and bottled at 16 years of age.
There are three 50 year olds in this month's auction. Firstly, from the lost Glenury Royal distillery, is whisky distilled in 1953, then two bottles from the same distillery and same bottler - one distilled in 1936 and the other in 1957. Gordon & MacPhail has bottled both these Mortlachs, so why not buy and try both as a compare and contrast exercise?
We have a Talisker from 1947, a White Horse from 1937 and a Linkwood from 1938. As well as a Cardhu, 1962, Dalwhinnie, 1957, Glen Lochy, 1967, Springbank,1965, and a 39 year old Littlemill all from the Granddaddy of independent bottlers, Cadenhead's.
There are two interesting Glenlossies in this month, one from Cadenhead's and the other from Gordon & MacPhail. The first is 43 years old and was distilled in 1938 before being bottled for the Connoisseurs Choice range. The other comes from 1957 and was bottled after 20 years by Cadenhead's.
As always we have an array of Karuizawa, Port Ellen and other lost and hard to find distilleries and bottlings as well as this year's Feis Ile offerings.
Please explore at your leisure but remember, Don't Lose Your Bottle!
All the best from us here at SWA HQ!