Well, well, well..fancy meeting you here! Welcome to our monolithic 82nd auction! We here at the SWA are officially setting sail into the unchartered waters of 2018 by opening the drams for our post-Christmas, tidal onslaught of mouth-watering bottles; the tide is indeed high and you’ve held on! Payday is here...just in the nick of time to abate the frugality and gloom which dutifully seeps through the wake of the festive period. No more teeth-gritting, now it’s time to open your purse strings, guilt free and get bidding! The post-Crimbo slump is officially over, and the SWA are here to save the day. Let’s get that twinkle in your eye sparkling, and the fire in your belly burning once again..
For your delectation, and it’s not often that we can boast this, but we have a release which is one of only two bottles in the world - a plucky, Springbank 24 year old, bottled especially for the good people at the CGS4 Gambia Appeal. Complete with fuschia flamingos on the label! Tasty, novel, near-unique and originally released to honour a charitable cause? That’s a mighty, mega-mix of boons all in one bottle!
How about going back in time with this long and smooth, sherry-bomb dram - the Speyside special from Strathisla, standing proud as part of the Intertrade selection. This vintage is 30 years old, bottled in 1954 and preserved beautifully, just waiting for the right moment to be supped. Are you its long awaited Captain?
And hark! The siren call of the Bowmore Black 42 year old..raised from maturation, deep, deep, down in the dark depths of the distillery vaults below sea level, this was the first release from the much whispered about trilogy of 1964 Bowmores. From the Island of Islay, ‘Queen of the Hebrides’, next to rise was the prestigious White Bowmore, launched in 2008, ultimately followed by the crown- the Gold Bowmore of 2009.
Perhaps you are in the market for some hefty opulence instead? In that case, get your best cravat out because we have the most mouth and eye watering Macallan Lalique; a cask strength 57 year old. The impressive vessel, which is crafted by 130 year-strong French crystal artisans, Lalique (bien sur!), is the perfect hat trick for those leaning-against-the-mantelpiece, fireside debates, sure to silence any argumentative guest once and for all with its flavour and sheer splendour.
Would all the collectors please stand up? Actually, on second thoughts, stay seated..as this is set to knock your socks off. For the first time in 82 auctions here at the SWA, we have a gargantuan 9 batch collection of Balvenie Tun 1401s in sequence order!
As if that wasn’t enough to help you get your sea legs, (and far too scrumptious to smash on the hull of a ship), we have a Macallan Fine & Rare from 1961, as well as all the old salts from across the globe - U.K., Japan, (20 Karuizawa, sugoi desu ne?!), India, Taiwan, (30 Kavalans anyone?) USA..where do you want your taste buds to sail away to today?
Happy, hearty bidding and remember..don’t lose your bottle!