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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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SMWS 33.135 Ardbeg 2007 9 Year OldLot number: 087-0510Winning bid: £170.00
SMWS 33.143 Ardbeg 2007 8 Year OldLot number: 087-2689Winning bid: £200.00
SMWS 35.142 Glen Moray 1994 21 Year OldLot number: 087-4681Winning bid: £105.00
SMWS 35.150 Glen Moray 2005 10 Year OldLot number: 087-4684Winning bid: £80.00
SMWS 35.171 Glen Moray 1991 24 Year OldLot number: 087-4824Winning bid: £100.00
SMWS 35.194 Glen Moray 2001 16 Year OldLot number: 087-4961Winning bid: £50.00
SMWS 35.209 Glen Moray 2007 10 Year OldLot number: 087-4881Winning bid: £70.00
SMWS 35.209 Glen Moray 2007 10 Year OldLot number: 087-4445Winning bid: £70.00
SMWS 35.32 Glen Moray 34 Year OldLot number: 087-0417Winning bid: £210.00
SMWS 35.41 Glen Moray 35 Year OldLot number: 087-0418Winning bid: £220.00
SMWS 35.54 Glen Moray 11 Year OldLot number: 087-4041Winning bid: £55.00
SMWS 36.142 Benrinnes 1997 20 Year OldLot number: 087-4962Winning bid: £120.00
SMWS 36.143 Benrinnes 2000 17 Year OldLot number: 087-4941Winning bid: £65.00
SMWS 37.103 Cragganmore 2003 14 Year OldLot number: 087-4882Winning bid: £65.00
SMWS 37.103 Cragganmore 2003 14 Year OldLot number: 087-4960Winning bid: £65.00
SMWS 37.85 Cragganmore 2002 14 Year OldLot number: 087-4040Winning bid: £60.00
SMWS 37.87 Cragganmore 2003 13 Year OldLot number: 087-4569Winning bid: £65.00
SMWS 37.91 Cragganmore 2001 15 Year OldLot number: 087-4174Winning bid: £55.00
SMWS 39.121 Linkwood 1996 19 Year OldLot number: 087-4743Winning bid: £85.00
SMWS 4.221 Highland Park 1999 16 Year OldLot number: 087-4568Winning bid: £105.00
SMWS 4.223 Highland Park 1995 20 Year OldLot number: 087-4786Winning bid: £185.00
SMWS 4.233 Highland Park 2006 11 Year OldLot number: 087-4587Winning bid: £60.00
SMWS 4.233 Highland Park 2006 11 Year OldLot number: 087-4036Winning bid: £65.00
SMWS 4.241 Highland Park 2002 15 Year OldLot number: 087-2881Winning bid: £85.00
SMWS 41.107 Dailuaine 2007 10 Year OldLot number: 087-4883Winning bid: £45.00
SMWS 41.107 Dailuaine 2007 10 Year OldLot number: 087-4442Winning bid: £45.00
SMWS 41.64 Dailuaine 1984 30 Year OldLot number: 087-3873Winning bid: £160.00
SMWS 41.92 Dailuaine 2003 13 Year OldLot number: 087-4566Winning bid: £55.00
SMWS 42.29 Ledaig 2006 9 Year OldLot number: 087-4567Winning bid: £65.00
SMWS 42.34 Ledaig 2008 9 Year OldLot number: 087-4942Winning bid: £50.00
SMWS 45.24 Dallas Dhu 1975 32 Year OldLot number: 087-0416Winning bid: £410.00
SMWS 46.47 Glenlossie 2002 14 Year OldLot number: 087-4627Winning bid: £100.00
SMWS 48.91 Balmenach 2007 10 Year OldLot number: 087-4035Winning bid: £45.00
SMWS 49 St Magdalene 1980 35clLot number: 087-2996Winning bid: £155.00
SMWS 5.61 Auchentoshan 2000 16 Year OldLot number: 087-4000Winning bid: £65.00
SMWS 51.9 Bushmills 2002 15 Year OldLot number: 087-4443Winning bid: £140.00
SMWS 53.236 Caol Ila 1999 16 Year OldLot number: 087-4680Winning bid: £90.00
SMWS 53.249 Caol Ila 2006 11 Year OldLot number: 087-4884Winning bid: £55.00
SMWS 53.249 Caol Ila 2006 11 Year OldLot number: 087-4444Winning bid: £50.00
SMWS 53.255 Caol Ila 2010 7 Year OldLot number: 087-2756Winning bid: £50.00
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