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Welcome to our June auction where summer is in full flow here in sunny Glasgow and so are the drams...This month we have a fantastic selection of mouthwatering mothballed malts in store for you and a heavy dose of the latest 2018 peat for all you smoke heads out there!

Let's not waste time and jump straight in with The Karuizawa 48 Sumo Wrestler Set. These three bottles come in a sleek presentation case with each bottle depicting a mass of sumo wrestlers in the midst of dueling! The distillery closed its doors in 2011 making this Japanese malt highly sought-after so if you’re into sumo wrestling and whisky then you’ll have to put up a hard fight for this trio. May the best person win!

Continuing with our Karuizawa theme we bring your attention to the second glorious set we have for you. Karuizawa 1981 35 Year Old The Tale Of Genji In The Snow Cask! These stunning bottles and box depict the love story of the couple.The illustrations present a snowy love story from the eponymous Hikaru Genji’s adventures in the style of ukiyo-e painting; a Japanese artwork genre literally translating to ‘’pictures of the floating world’’. Limited to just 162 sets worldwide, this is a very rare and very beautiful set to get your hands on!

Last but by no means least on our tour of Karuizawa, we are delighted to present The Karuizawa 1981 35 Year Old Kawanakajima Casks. This limited set also comes within an exquisitely decorative presentation box; this time with images interpreting a symbolic representation of the fighting generals from the battles of Kawanakajima. This was a crucial period in Japanese history known as the sengoku-jidai (‘age of warring states’). Get bidding to own yourself a piece of Japanese liquid history in more ways than one.

Continuing on the topic of mothballed distillery - however this time back on home turf - we give you The Brora 1972 40 Year Old. At the time of release this was the oldest, rarest and most expensive liquid to have been bottled by Diageo. Bottled at cask strength, this golden malt has since garnered fantastic reviews which have described the aromatic flavours of concentrated wood-smoke and ash with soothing honey, a hint of liquorice and toasted hazelnut. And don’t be fooled by its modest wooden case for this has been handcrafted by the Queen’s cabinet makers: combining this with the crystal stopper, even the presentation screams quality. The Scottish Wild Cat etched on the front was also the crest of the Duke of Sutherland, the distillery’s founder. How’s that for a touch of royalty?!

Now we couldn’t fly through this month without mentioning the Feis Ile on Islay could we..?! We have a full spread of all the malt delicacies found at this year’s 2018 festival, so get tucked in. Something worth the Islay spotlight for all you avid collectors out there is Bowmore 8 Year Old Sherriff's 26 2/3 Fl Oz. A first appearance for us here at SWA in this pear-shaped bottling! This great little bottle roughly dates back to the 1960s when Morrison Bowmore Ltd took over the distillery.Worth keeping an eye on this little curveball!

Okay folks, not much more to say other than enjoy, get searching, and for goodness sake...don’t lose your bottle!

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Port Ellen 1979 37 Year Old Goren's WhiskyLot number: 087-2669Winning bid: £1050.00
Port Ellen 1979 37 Year Old Goren's Whisky Mini 4clLot number: 087-2453Winning bid: £95.00
Port Ellen 1980 17 Year Old Whisky House Mini 5clLot number: 087-3000Winning bid: £35.00
Port Ellen 1980 Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs ChoiceLot number: 087-1902Winning bid: £370.00
Port Ellen 1980 Gordon & MacPhail Mini 5clLot number: 087-2999Winning bid: £40.00
Port Ellen 1981 18 Year Old ProvenanceLot number: 087-1896Winning bid: £410.00
Port Ellen 1981 23 Year Old Old Malt CaskLot number: 087-0628Winning bid: £460.00
Port Ellen 1981 Connoisseurs ChoiceLot number: 087-1986Winning bid: £450.00
Port Ellen 1983 13 Year Old Signatory 35clLot number: 087-1899Winning bid: £155.00
Port Ellen 1983 26 Year Old Single Cask ThosopLot number: 087-0709Winning bid: £560.00
Port Ellen 1983 33 Year Old First Editions Author's Series Alfred TennysonLot number: 087-3060Item failed to meet reserve.
Port Ellen 1983 33 Year Old First Editions Author's Series Alfred TennysonLot number: 087-0147Item failed to meet reserve.
Port Ellen 1st Annual Release 1979 22 Year OldLot number: 087-1905Item failed to meet reserve.
Port Ellen 1st Annual Release 1979 22 Year OldLot number: 087-3810Winning bid: £2300.00
Port Ellen 25 Year Old Bladnoch Forum Cask #2036Lot number: 087-2895Winning bid: £460.00
Port Ellen 3rd Annual Release 1979 24 Year OldLot number: 087-0223Winning bid: £1100.00
Port Ellen 3rd Annual Release 1979 24 Year OldLot number: 087-3811Winning bid: £1100.00
Port Ellen 8th Annual Release 1978 29 Year OldLot number: 087-3949Winning bid: £920.00
Port Ellen 9th Annual Release 1979 30 Year OldLot number: 087-0698Winning bid: £1000.00
Port Morrant 1993 Demerara Rum SamaroliLot number: 087-2023Item failed to meet reserve.
Port Mourant 1975 33 Year Old Full Proof Demerara Rum VelierLot number: 087-2028Item failed to meet reserve.
Port Mourant White Rum Habitation VelierLot number: 087-4148Winning bid: £70.00
Potter's Special Old Canadian Whisky 71clLot number: 087-1301Winning bid: £20.00
Probably Speyside's Finest Distillery 1986 30 Year Old XOPLot number: 087-2854Winning bid: £260.00
Pulteney 2005 MacPhail's CollectionLot number: 087-3223Winning bid: £30.00
Pure Scot BlendLot number: 087-1487Winning bid: £20.00
Quartet Blended Malt Spirit StillLot number: 087-3272Winning bid: £40.00
Raasay Single Malt 'While We Wait' 2nd ReleaseLot number: 087-1112Winning bid: £45.00
Raasay Single Malt 'While We Wait' 2nd ReleaseLot number: 087-1113Winning bid: £35.00
Rare Ayrshire 1975 36 Year Old SignatoryLot number: 087-2884Winning bid: £300.00
Rare Ayrshire 1975 37 Year Old SignatoryLot number: 087-3320Winning bid: £310.00
Rare Malts Aultmore 1984 21 Year OldLot number: 087-1345Winning bid: £360.00
Rare Malts Benrinnes 1974 21 Year OldLot number: 087-2477Winning bid: £290.00
Rare Malts Benrinnes 1974 21 Year OldLot number: 087-1347Winning bid: £260.00
Rare Malts Brora 1977 21 Year OldLot number: 087-1911Winning bid: £1050.00
Rare Malts Brora 1977 21 Year OldLot number: 087-2900Winning bid: £900.00
Rare Malts Cardhu 1973 27 Year OldLot number: 087-2123Winning bid: £260.00
Rare Malts Dallas Dhu 1970 24 Year OldLot number: 087-2975Winning bid: £350.00
Rare Malts Dallas Dhu 1970 24 Year OldLot number: 087-3242Winning bid: £340.00
Rare Malts Hillside 1970 25 Year OldLot number: 087-1129Winning bid: £580.00
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