The 65th Auction

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Hello and welcome to our 65th Auction,

This month's auction is positively chock-a-block with delightful drams, brilliant bourbons and wonderful whiskies.

Big Peatrie gives us all a preview of the beautiful bottles in this month's auction here.

Fighting for the top spot this month are two remarkable 50 year old whiskies from two of the greatest distilleries who have produced some simply stellar bottles over the years.

Starting alphabetically we have the Balvenie 1937 50 year old, this whisky was distilled before the Second World War broke out and was one of the oldest Single Malt whiskies bottled when it was released in 1987.

Next is the Dalmore Candela. This simply incredible whisky is 50 years old and some of the whisky in this bottle was distilled in 1868. Indeed the stock used for this masterpiece dates from 1868 - 1951. Bottled in handmade decanters these beautiful vessels have been adorned with Sterling Silver. To quote Master Distiller Richard Patterson, "This is your chance to taste perfection".

Next we have a 35 year old whisky from the first whisky distillery in Japan. This Yamazaki Single Malt was aged in special sherry casks and contains spirit from 1966 and 1970. As a result of such long ageing in Japan's climate only 200 bottles were released. Nikka Taketsuru 35 year old is blended from whiskies from the Yoichi and Miayagikyo distilleries and released as one of only 1000 bottles.

We have a cavalcade of wonderful bottles from the 1960s and in particular 1967. We start with another Dalmore this one bottled at 61.9%, then we have a Glenugie 1967 Connoisseurs Choice, a Tomintoul 1967 44 year old bottled by Samaroli, a Highland Park 1967, Glenlivet sneaks in a bottle from 1964 and one from 1967 and a Glenfarclas 1967 43 year old bottled for the Spirit of Speyside Festival in 2011. Lastly there is also a Glengoyne Christmas Day and a Kinclaith to close out our 1967 parade, (there is also a Kinclaith from 1968)

We have a Balvenie 40 year old Batch 1 which offers a masterclass in how to assemble a single malt of such age and complexity. Bowmore presents us with whisky from 1965. Aged in cask 811 it is one of only 57 which was bottled for World Duty Free in Terminal 5 of Heathrow.

There is a wonderful chance to compare and contrast two whiskies from the same distillery and year of distillation with two different Balblairs from 1966. First is a 38 year old official bottling and after that is a 39 year old Connoisseurs Choice, why not buy both?

68 years in the cask was the ageing regime for the Macallan Speymalt 1945 from Gordon & Macphail and distilled one year later we have a Macallan Select Reserve 1946 52 year old.

Springbank brings us a beautiful collection of Door Gods, six bottles in one stunning collection as well as a Springbank 1965 Local Barley, a 1965 from the Lombard Collection as well a private bottling by the "The Scotch Doc" of 1965 35 year old whisky.

We also have wonderful bottles from Karuizawa, the SMWS and Auchentoshan. This month we also feature lots for two worthy charities; MD UK and Revive MS Support.

There are, as always, plenty of delicious drinking drams and many more exciting whiskies from all over the globe in this month's auction so please take time to get in and have a look around. And remember, Don't Lose Your Bottle! All the best from us here at SWA HQ!

Found 3232 lots

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Port Ellen 1978 22 Year Old OMCLot number: 065-0136Winning bid: £500.00
Port Ellen 1979 23 Year Old Wilson & MorganLot number: 065-2287Winning bid: £560.00
Port Ellen 1979 24 Year Old SignatoryLot number: 065-0142Winning bid: £340.00
Port Ellen 1981 Connoisseurs ChoiceLot number: 065-0710Winning bid: £320.00
Port Ellen 1982 19 Year Old ProvenanceLot number: 065-0143Winning bid: £330.00
Port Ellen 1982 24 Year Old 20clLot number: 065-0066Winning bid: £160.00
Port Ellen 1st Annual Release 1979 22 Year OldLot number: 065-2902Winning bid: £2100.00
Port Ellen 1st Annual Release 1979 22 Year OldLot number: 065-2762Winning bid: £2100.00
Port Ellen 2nd Annual Release 1978 24 Year OldLot number: 065-1027Winning bid: £1000.00
Port Ellen 3rd Annual Release 1979 24 Year OldLot number: 065-1569Winning bid: £1150.00
Port Ellen 6th Annual Release 1978 27 Year Old 20clLot number: 065-0014Winning bid: £210.00
Port Ellen 7th Annual Release 1979 28 Year Old 20clLot number: 065-0013Winning bid: £250.00
Port Ellen 8th Annual Release 1978 29 Year OldLot number: 065-1991Winning bid: £1000.00
Port Ellen 9th Annual Release 1979 30 Year OldLot number: 065-1607Winning bid: £1450.00
Port Ellen Distillery and Maltings BookletLot number: 065-2262Winning bid: £60.00
Potter Indian Corn Whisky 26 Year Old Cadenhead'sLot number: 065-1181Winning bid: £115.00
Premium Panamanian 1996 20 Year Old Boogieman ImportLot number: 065-2761Winning bid: £220.00
Prestigious XO Brandy 50clLot number: 065-1563Winning bid: £30.00
Prime Blue 12 Year OldLot number: 065-0674Winning bid: £45.00
Prince Charlie Special Reserve 1LLot number: 065-0529Winning bid: £10.00
Prince Charlie Special Reserve 1LLot number: 065-0532Winning bid: £20.00
Prince Charlie Special Reserve 1LLot number: 065-0535Winning bid: £15.00
Pritchard's Ancient Reserve 75clLot number: 065-0737Winning bid: £20.00
Probably Speyside's Finest Distillery 1967 46 Year Old Hunter Laing Old & RareLot number: 065-0761Winning bid: £470.00
PROBABLY SPEYSIDE'S FINEST DISTILLERY 1967 46 YEAR OLD HUNTER LAING'S OLD & RARELot number: 065-1592Item failed to meet reserve.
Pure Scot BlendLot number: 065-0236Winning bid: £30.00
Putachieside 25 Year Old Cadenhead's 75clLot number: 065-0631Winning bid: £150.00
Queen Anne 26 2/3 Fl OzLot number: 065-2946Winning bid: £30.00
Queen Anne 75clLot number: 065-2917Winning bid: £15.00
Queen Of The Hebrides Islay Single MaltLot number: 065-0375Winning bid: £35.00
RAF Leuchars 15 Year OldLot number: 065-1261Winning bid: £35.00
Rangers 125th Anniversary Decanter & Rangers BlendLot number: 065-2297Winning bid: £230.00
Rare Malts Auchroisk 1974 28 Year OldLot number: 065-1588Winning bid: £210.00
Rare Malts Bladnoch 1977 23 Year OldLot number: 065-1655Winning bid: £175.00
Rare Malts Brora 1972 22 Year OldLot number: 065-2901Winning bid: £5400.00
Rare Malts Brora 1975 20 Year Old 20clLot number: 065-0015Winning bid: £250.00
Rare Malts Brora 1977 21 Year OldLot number: 065-2788Winning bid: £740.00
Rare Malts Brora 1977 21 Year OldLot number: 065-1627Winning bid: £780.00
Rare Malts Brora 1977 21 Year OldLot number: 065-2174Winning bid: £940.00
Rare Malts Brora 1982 20 Year OldLot number: 065-2177Winning bid: £840.00
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