What a blistering barnstormer of an auction we've got this month! With over four and half thousand bottles, there's simply such an overabundance of awesomeness, that trying to select just a few bottles to wax lyrical about is a tall order indeed.
Still, it's a nice problem to have...
If we're being totally honest, we probably have a tendency to fixate on single malt whiskies here at SWA HQ, but this month heads have been turned, and jaws have been dropped by a bottle of Johnnie Walker! Who'd have thunk it? Obviously this isn't just any old Johnnie Walker, but rather one bottled nearly 100 years ago! It's as old as the Striding Man himself.
While that may be the oldest bottle of whisky in this month's auction, there is something else even older! This rather ravishing rum from the Saint James estate on Martinique was distilled from sugar cane harvested in 1885!
Another thing we're often guilty of overlooking is whiskey with an "e" from Ireland. However, this handsome 1950s bottle of John Jameson & Sons whiskey, distilled at their original Bow Street distillery, is difficult to ignore.
Hardly a month goes by when we don't have some show stopper of a Macallan to fawn over, but this month brings something extra special. Feast your eyes on the mighty 55 Year Old Macallan Lalique! This titan heads a lineup of Macallans including several epic 1960s and 70s vintages.
However, if you prefer your speysiders to be a little more (lets say) understated then we've got the bottle for you in the form of this 1936 Mortlach 45 Year Old from Gordon & MacPhail's Connoisseur's Choice range. Yeah, G&M may have bottled older Mortlachs since, but there's just something wonderfully unassuming about this bottle that we love.
As you all know by now, it doesn't end there. And as usual all the big hitters are well represented this month with something for everyone in the mix, so don't let us keep you. Dive in and explore this month's monster auction.
And remember! Don't lose your bottle...