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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TULLIBARDINE RAF COMMEMORATING COURAGE & SACRIFICELot number: 066-2406Winning bid: £55.00
Tullibardine Royal 15 Year Old 75clLot number: 066-1887Winning bid: £150.00
Tyrconnell Pure Pot Still WhiskeyLot number: 066-0519Winning bid: £35.00
Tyrconnell Single MaltLot number: 066-1852Winning bid: £30.00
Uitvlugt 1997 18 Year Old Duncan Taylor Single Cask RumLot number: 066-1536Winning bid: £70.00
Uniting Nations 40 Year Old Essence of KaruizawaLot number: 066-3192Winning bid: £1100.00
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13 Year Old 75clLot number: 066-0525Winning bid: £560.00
Van Winkle Hand Made 16 Year Old 75clLot number: 066-0650Winning bid: £2200.00
Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot "B" 12 Year Old Bourbon 75clLot number: 066-2940Winning bid: £320.00
Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot "B" 12 Year Old Bourbon 75clLot number: 066-3388Winning bid: £320.00
Vat 69 Water JugLot number: 066-1900Winning bid: £10.00
Vat 99 10 Year OldLot number: 066-2550Winning bid: £360.00
W.L.Weller Special Reserve 75clLot number: 066-2020Winning bid: £35.00
West Indies Rum Distillery 2000 15 Year Old Duncan Taylor Single Cask RumLot number: 066-1537Winning bid: £55.00
WESTLAND AMERICAN SINGLE MALT SET - SHERRY WOOD 20CL, WESTLAND 20CL & PEATED 20CLLot number: 066-0611Winning bid: £55.00
Whiskies Of Scotland 20 Year Old Closed Distilleries BlendLot number: 066-0165Winning bid: £100.00
Whisky Books x 2 Including Scotch - The Formative YearsLot number: 066-1913Winning bid: £25.00
Whisky Books x 2 Including Whisky GaloreLot number: 066-1912Winning bid: £15.00
Whisky Jug Books x 2Lot number: 066-1909Winning bid: £20.00
Whisky Literature x 5 Including The Art Of WhiskyLot number: 066-1914Winning bid: £10.00
WHISTLEPIG 10 YEAR OLD Straight RyeLot number: 066-1465Winning bid: £50.00
Whistlepig Old World 12 Year Old 75clLot number: 066-3395Winning bid: £90.00
Whistlepig Old World Straight Rye 75clLot number: 066-0751Winning bid: £90.00
White Horse Water Jug & Bells CoastersLot number: 066-1908Winning bid: £15.00
Whyte & Mackay 21 Year Old Masters ReserveLot number: 066-2875Winning bid: £70.00
Whyte & Mackay 30 Year Old 75clLot number: 066-2869Winning bid: £100.00
Whyte & Mackay Coronation DecanterLot number: 066-2876Winning bid: £45.00
WHYTE & MACKAY MILLENNIUM 25 YEAR OLDLot number: 066-1058Winning bid: £70.00
WHYTE & MACKAY MILLENNIUM 25 YEAR OLDLot number: 066-1059Winning bid: £50.00
Wild Turkey 101 Proof 1LLot number: 066-1351Winning bid: £110.00
Wild Turkey American Spirit 15 Year Old 75clLot number: 066-0661Winning bid: £160.00
William Bass & Co VE & VJ 50th Anniversary & Traquair Jacobite Ale x 2Lot number: 066-0864Winning bid: £15.00
WILLIAM GRANT & SONS RARE & EXTRAORDINARY 25 YEAR OLD 75CLLot number: 066-2112Winning bid: £165.00
William Larue Weller 2014 Release 75clLot number: 066-0749Winning bid: £450.00
William Lawson's, Black & White 75cl & Grand MacNish Black EditionLot number: 066-1948Winning bid: £35.00
William Wallace Ceramic Mini 5clLot number: 066-3622Winning bid: £45.00
Wolfburn Single MaltLot number: 066-1491Winning bid: £35.00
Wolfburn Single MaltLot number: 066-1541Winning bid: £35.00
Wolfburn Single MaltLot number: 066-1542Winning bid: £35.00
Wolfburn Single MaltLot number: 066-1112Winning bid: £35.00
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