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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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Manager's Dram Caol Ila 15 Year Old 75clLot number: 066-1287Winning bid: £2300.00
Manager's Dram Dalwhinnie 12 Year OldLot number: 066-3226Winning bid: £120.00
Manager's Dram Glen Elgin 15 Year Old 75clLot number: 066-2926Winning bid: £440.00
Manager's Dram Glen Ord 16 Year OldLot number: 066-1286Winning bid: £390.00
Manager's Dram Glen Ord 16 Year Old 75clLot number: 066-0699Winning bid: £400.00
Manager's Dram Knockando 12 Year OldLot number: 066-3225Winning bid: £150.00
Manager's Dram Royal Lochnagar 10 Year OldLot number: 066-2359Winning bid: £145.00
Manager's Dram Strathmill 15 Year OldLot number: 066-2187Item failed to meet reserve.
Mannochmore 1984 Connoisseurs ChoiceLot number: 066-1034Winning bid: £65.00
Manx Spirit & Martini Vermouth Vino 1.5LLot number: 066-1480Winning bid: £35.00
Mars Komagatake 2011 3 Year Old Sherry & American White OakLot number: 066-3253Winning bid: £75.00
Martell V.S. Cognac, Three Barrels Brandy & Hennessy V.S. CognacLot number: 066-1461Winning bid: £50.00
Martell V.S.O.P. MedaillonLot number: 066-2109Winning bid: £35.00
Martell XO CognacLot number: 066-2169Winning bid: £80.00
Martell XO CognacLot number: 066-1682Winning bid: £80.00
Martell XO Cognac 35cl & French Brandy 1LLot number: 066-3666Winning bid: £45.00
Martinique 12 Year Old Rum Trois RivieresLot number: 066-1605Winning bid: £45.00
Martinique 2001 Single Cask Rum Trois Rivieres 50clLot number: 066-1604Winning bid: £45.00
Martinique 2004 Single Cask Rum Trois Rivieres 50clLot number: 066-1603Winning bid: £40.00
Martinique 2006 Single Cask Rum Trois RivieresLot number: 066-1600Winning bid: £45.00
Martinique Hors D'Age Rum Trois RivieresLot number: 066-1602Winning bid: £35.00
Martinique VSOP Rum Trois RivieresLot number: 066-1601Winning bid: £25.00
McGibbon's Special Reserve, McGibbon's Ceramic Golf Club Decanter & Old St Andrews Minis 6 x 5clLot number: 066-2756Winning bid: £35.00
Michael Collins Irish Whiskey & Dunville's Old Irish WhiskeyLot number: 066-1468Winning bid: £105.00
Michael Jackson Special BlendLot number: 066-1777Winning bid: £180.00
Michel Couvreur Blossoming Auld SherryLot number: 066-0532Winning bid: £155.00
Michel Couvreur CandidLot number: 066-0024Winning bid: £55.00
Michel Couvreur CandidLot number: 066-0025Winning bid: £60.00
Michel Couvreur Over 27 Year Old 50clLot number: 066-3522Winning bid: £180.00
Michel Couvreur OveragedLot number: 066-3391Winning bid: £50.00
Midleton 1984 Very Rare 75clLot number: 066-2632Winning bid: £110.00
Midleton 30th Anniversary Pearl EditionLot number: 066-1607Winning bid: £5400.00
Midleton Dair Ghaelach Tree No.5Lot number: 066-1606Winning bid: £250.00
Midleton Dair Ghaelach Tree No.9Lot number: 066-3299Winning bid: £145.00
Midleton Dair Ghaelach Treee No.9Lot number: 066-0747Winning bid: £145.00
Midleton Master Distillers' Selection House Warming 50clLot number: 066-3541Winning bid: £300.00
Midleton Single Pot Still Mini Set 4 x 5clLot number: 066-1164Winning bid: £20.00
Midleton Very Rare 2000 ReleaseLot number: 066-1610Winning bid: £280.00
Miltonduff 10 Year Old Gordon & MacPhailLot number: 066-0182Winning bid: £25.00
Miltonduff 12 Year Old 1LLot number: 066-1349Winning bid: £60.00
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