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The 66th Auction

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Hello and welcome to our 66th Auction. This month's auction is bursting at the seems with a dazzling array of drams from across the world and back through time as well.

Big Peatrie's vLog once again gives us all a preview of the beautiful bottles here.

Starting us off this month is the distillery that launched the single malt revolution, Glenfiddich. In particular we have a wonderful 1939 50 year old. One of the world's most sought-after whiskies, this outstanding bottle leads a parade of older vintages including ones from 1964, 1968, 1976 - the Concorde Exclusive, and two from 1978, here & here.


Glenfiddich's sister distillery Balvenie offers us a wonderful 1967 40 year old single cask that was bottled exclusively for Heathrow's Terminal 5 and is one of only 109 bottles.

Karuizawa makes a sizeable contribution to the top table this month with several cracking bottles. First up is 45 year old which is rumoured to have been the last of the 1967 casks left when it was bottled in 2012. There is also a wonderful but delicate Karuizawa from 1965. This 21 year old was bottled by Mercian for its Ocean brand. We also have a bottle of the Uniting Nations 40 year old Essence of Karuizawa, a wonderful blend of 45 year old Karuizawa and 40 year old single malt from an unnamed Scottish distillery.


Blended whisky offers us more wonderful examples this month and in a league of its own stands the Directors Blends from Johnnie Walker. This complete collection of rare and wonderful whiskies represents the pinnacle of the blender's art. There is also a bounty of blended beauties in the shape of a Black & White from 1928, a rare old Vat 99, a Sandy MacDonald Spring Cap, a Bulloch, Lade & Co. Gold Label, a Thomson's Deer-Stalker and an Antiquary 1977.

Next up is a wonderful old Glendronach which hails from the 1930s and proclaims itself as, "Most suitable for medicinal purposes". Also from the 1930s is a wonderful Linkwood 1939 bottled by Gordon & Macphail. Gordon & Macphail once again brings us some venerable Mortlachs, two that are 50 years old, one is from 1938 and the other is a mini distilled in 1936. This auction also sees a 20cl bottle of Gordon & Macphail's 70 year old.

Dalmore shines brightly again this month with Constellation 19 year old, a 10cl sample of its magnificent 50 year old and an 40 year old Astrum. Bowmore brings us one of its legendary bottlings in a bottle of its Black distilled in 1964 and bottled at 42 year old. We also have 30 year old bottled from a hogshead filled on the day of the Queen's visit in 1980.

There are many magnificent Macallans in this month. This long list starts with a 1946 52 Year old, we then have a 1949 40 year old from Signatory, a series of Sixties distillations; 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966 and a lovely little Fine & Rare mini from 1972. Springbank, Strathisla, Ord, Glen Moray, Longmorn and Laphroaig all bring us some wonderful examples of whisky distilled in the 1960s.

There is a wonderful Van Winkle Hand Made 16 year old, a Yamazaki 1993 which was bottled for Maison du Whisky, a Midleton 1984 Very Old and a Richard Hennessy cognac which contains spirit that is nearly 200 years old!

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 3638 lots

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Glenfiddich Copper Hip Flask & Telescopic Dram Cups x 2Lot number: 066-2582Winning bid: £40.00
Glenfiddich Distillery Edition 15 Year OldLot number: 066-0846Winning bid: £55.00
Glenfiddich Distillery Only Hand Filled 15 Year OldLot number: 066-0657Winning bid: £165.00
Glenfiddich Excellence 18 Year OldLot number: 066-2473Winning bid: £175.00
Glenfiddich Heritage Reserve Bonnie Prince Charlie Decanter 75clLot number: 066-2868Winning bid: £70.00
Glenfiddich Heritage Reserve Bonnie Prince Charlie Decanter 75clLot number: 066-3127Winning bid: £100.00
Glenfiddich Heritage Reserve Mary Queen of Scots Decanter 75clLot number: 066-2866Winning bid: £140.00
Glenfiddich Heritage Reserve Robert The Bruce Decanter 75clLot number: 066-2865Winning bid: £90.00
Glenfiddich Heritage Reserve Robert The Bruce Decanter 75clLot number: 066-1370Winning bid: £65.00
Glenfiddich IPA ExperimentLot number: 066-2697Winning bid: £105.00
Glenfiddich Liqueur 50clLot number: 066-2748Winning bid: £80.00
Glenfiddich Millennium Vintage 2012Lot number: 066-1437Winning bid: £70.00
Glenfiddich Millennium Vintage 2012Lot number: 066-2737Winning bid: £70.00
Glenfiddich Millennium Vintage 2012Lot number: 066-3570Winning bid: £70.00
Glenfiddich Millennium Vintage 2012Lot number: 066-3592Winning bid: £60.00
Glenfiddich Minis with Hip Flask Sampling Set & Branded Water JugLot number: 066-1471Winning bid: £10.00
Glenfiddich Moleskine NotebookLot number: 066-3307Winning bid: £15.00
Glenfiddich Project XXLot number: 066-2696Winning bid: £230.00
Glenfiddich Pure MaltLot number: 066-3458Winning bid: £40.00
Glenfiddich Pure Malt 1.125LLot number: 066-0328Winning bid: £65.00
Glenfiddich Pure Malt 1L, 70cl, 35cl, 5cl & Branded GlassLot number: 066-0330Winning bid: £60.00
Glenfiddich Snow PhoenixLot number: 066-1963Winning bid: £280.00
Glenfiddich Snow PhoenixLot number: 066-1983Winning bid: £280.00
Glenfiddich Snow PhoenixLot number: 066-0521Winning bid: £280.00
Glenfiddich Snow PhoenixLot number: 066-2471Winning bid: £290.00
Glenfiddich Snow PhoenixLot number: 066-0653Winning bid: £270.00
Glenfiddich Superior Reserve 18 Year Old DecanterLot number: 066-2182Item failed to meet reserve.
Glenfiddich The Original Inspired by 1963Lot number: 066-3416Winning bid: £145.00
Glenglassaugh 1972 41 Year Old Rare Cask ReleaseLot number: 066-2158Winning bid: £640.00
Glenglassaugh 1973 The Family SilverLot number: 066-0250Winning bid: £140.00
Glenglassaugh 1983 28 Year OldLot number: 066-2412Winning bid: £250.00
Glenglassaugh 1983 Connoissuers ChoiceLot number: 066-0214Winning bid: £60.00
Glenglassaugh 21 Year OldLot number: 066-0654Winning bid: £155.00
Glenglassaugh EvolutionLot number: 066-2090Winning bid: £45.00
Glenglassaugh Spirit Drink 50clLot number: 066-2218Winning bid: £35.00
Glengoyne 10 Year OldLot number: 066-0339Winning bid: £30.00
Glengoyne 10 Year Old 20clLot number: 066-1957Winning bid: £15.00
Glengoyne 14 Year OldLot number: 066-2401Winning bid: £55.00
Glengoyne 15 Year Old 20clLot number: 066-1955Winning bid: £25.00
Glengoyne 17 Year OldLot number: 066-0493Winning bid: £55.00
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