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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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Johnnie Walker Red Label MiniLot number: 066-2878Winning bid: £25.00
Johnnie Walker Special Collection 5 x 5clLot number: 066-2864Winning bid: £55.00
Johnnie Walker Special Collection 5 x 5clLot number: 066-0903Winning bid: £55.00
Johnnie Walker Swing 75clLot number: 066-0206Winning bid: £40.00
JOHNNIE WALKER THE DIRECTORS BLEND SET - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013Lot number: 066-0667Winning bid: £19000.00
Jura 10 Year Old OriginLot number: 066-0948Winning bid: £25.00
Jura 10 Year Old OriginLot number: 066-1068Winning bid: £30.00
Jura 10 Year Old OriginLot number: 066-2301Winning bid: £20.00
Jura 1975 19 Year Old Signatory Mini 5clLot number: 066-2917Winning bid: £30.00
Jura 1995 Boutique BarrelsLot number: 066-1863Winning bid: £80.00
Jura 21 Year Old 200th AnniversaryLot number: 066-2106Winning bid: £95.00
Jura 22 Year Old One For The RoadLot number: 066-3438Winning bid: £155.00
Jura Elements Set - Fire, Earth, Water, AirLot number: 066-1937Item failed to meet reserve.
Jura Paps 15 Year Old The Sacred MountainLot number: 066-1026Winning bid: £155.00
Jura Special Island Edition The Delmé-Evans SelectLot number: 066-0122Winning bid: £170.00
Jura SuperstitionLot number: 066-0361Winning bid: £25.00
Jura Superstition Old StyleLot number: 066-0124Winning bid: £25.00
Jura Tastival 2014Lot number: 066-0990Winning bid: £55.00
Jura Tastival 2014Lot number: 066-0141Winning bid: £55.00
Jura Tastival 2016Lot number: 066-0621Winning bid: £65.00
Karuizawa 12 Year Old 72clLot number: 066-3563Winning bid: £250.00
Karuizawa 12 Year Old MercianLot number: 066-3564Winning bid: £330.00
Karuizawa 1964 Mini 5cl & BookLot number: 066-3543Winning bid: £920.00
Karuizawa 1965 21 Year Old 72clLot number: 066-0688Winning bid: £2300.00
Karuizawa 1973 Martin's Selection Norway Exclusive #6249Lot number: 066-0461Winning bid: £2000.00
Karuizawa 1980 Vintage Cask #8317Lot number: 066-3355Item failed to meet reserve.
Karuizawa 1981 Vintage Cask #152Lot number: 066-3305Winning bid: £1650.00
Karuizawa 1981 Vintage Cask #6355Lot number: 066-3354Item failed to meet reserve.
Karuizawa 1983 Cask #8333Lot number: 066-3639Item failed to meet reserve.
Karuizawa 1984 29 Year Old Cask #7802Lot number: 066-0457Winning bid: £1600.00
Karuizawa 1984 29 Year Old Cask #7802Lot number: 066-1593Winning bid: £1600.00
Karuizawa 1984 Cask #3692Lot number: 066-0458Winning bid: £1250.00
Karuizawa 1984 Vintage Cask #7914Lot number: 066-0465Winning bid: £1350.00
Karuizawa 1985 30 Year Old Cask #2364 La Maison du WhiskyLot number: 066-3261Winning bid: £1850.00
Karuizawa 1991 Geisha Cask #259Lot number: 066-3151Winning bid: £2500.00
Karuizawa 1999 & 2000 Spirit Of Asama 55%Lot number: 066-0561Winning bid: £320.00
Karuizawa 1999 & 2000 Tokyo International Bar Show 2012 Cask #2565Lot number: 066-0823Winning bid: £740.00
Karuizawa 1999 & 2000 Tokyo International Bar Show 2012 Cask #7698Lot number: 066-0824Winning bid: £680.00
Karuizawa 1999 Geisha Cask #895Lot number: 066-0777Winning bid: £1250.00
Karuizawa 1999 Geisha Cask #895Lot number: 066-3187Winning bid: £1150.00
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