Hello and welcome to the newsletter for our 68th auction.
This December we are festooned with festive treats for you. A glittering gallery of whisky royalty awaits!
Who wouldn't want to find this majestic Highland Park 1960 50 Year Old in their Christmas stocking? With its wonderful sherried contents and handcrafted silver caged bottle, it has enjoyed SWA employees fawning over it since it arrived at the office. But that's just the tip of the Highland Park iceberg. The Orkney distillery is extremely well represented with many lovely vintage expressions, such as this cask strength bottling from 1955, and this much sought after Dragon bottling.
Moving to the mainland, we have some real stars from Dalmore with two of its legendary Constellation collection (see what we did there?). A 33 Year Old from 1979 and this 30 Year Old from 1981. We'd love to pit them against this wonderful 20 Year Old at a tasting! As if that wasn't enough from the Highlanders, from Perthshire comes this awesome 1952 Tullibardine 60 Year Old, in a wonderful tear drop decanter.
Now, enough of all these youngsters! If this 70 Year Old Macallan Speymalt from legendary bottlers Gordon & Macphail doesn't get you excited, we don't know what will. Distilled in 1945 and matured in a first fill Sherry Hogshead, this understated masterpiece really is bottled liquid history!
Sticking with the Speysiders, how about this elegant Glenlivet Winchester? Or this 1954 Mortlach from Gordon & Macphail? Or this 1937 Balvenie 50 Year Old? We could go on, but that would just be showing off.
What about whisky from elsewhere in the world? As you would expect we have a pretty wide range of Japanese whisky, including this monstrous 1964 Karuizawa 48 Year Old and the ultra rare Karuizawa Sakura, which also just happens to be bottle number 1! There's a good showing from the USA too, with a beautiful bounty of Bourbons, like this 1974 Kentucky Bourbon from the legendary Willett Distillery.
Hopefully, that's whetted your appetites! As usual we have a vast selection of tasty drinkers from Scotland, and all over the world. The quality of this month's auction really is mind blowing, so get stuck in, look around and Don't Lose Your Bottle!
Good Luck from everyone here at SWA HQ!