Hi folks and welcome to the 69th auction, which sees the end of a remarkable year for us and the beginning of a new year. We'd like to thank all of you for your support, either as sellers or buyers. We're delighted to say that our zero percent commission deal for sellers will remain in place and we will continue to strive to bring you best of old and rare whiskies throughout 2017.
This month's auction is again a masterclass in magnificent malts and beautiful blends. All the big hitters are there - Ardbegs, Broras, Macallans, Karuizawas, as well as some special editions. Highland Park King Christian makes its auction debut alongside a Glenfiddich Ultimate at 38 years old.
An Old Fitzgerald from 1958 pops up, sharing front page duties with a 1984 Yamazaki. Also there is a magnificent first edition of The Practical Distiller: A Brief Treatise of Practical Distillation, a truly wonderful book, dating from 1718.
Of special mention this month is a unique bottle of Big Peat. Kindly Produced by Douglas Laing & Co, and signed by Fred Laing, it is bottle 1 of 1 and is being offered to raise money for the M.E. Association.
There are many, many fabulous lots to browse and bid on, so we'll not keep you here reading our waffle.
We hope you have a wonderful festive season and a happy and peaceful New Year.
Best wishes from the SWA Team in Glasgow.