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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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Glen Elgin 1997 20 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice Cask StrengthLot number: 087-4603Winning bid: £210.00
Glen Elgin 2003 Gordon & MacPhail For Milano Whisky Festival 2016 & Bar MetroLot number: 087-3562Winning bid: £75.00
Glen Esk 1982 13 Year Old Cadenhead'sLot number: 087-2270Winning bid: £175.00
Glen Garioch 12 Year Old 1LLot number: 087-4653Winning bid: £35.00
Glen Garioch 15 Year Old Old StyleLot number: 087-4306Winning bid: £40.00
Glen Garioch 16 Year Old The Renaissance 2nd ChapterLot number: 087-4307Winning bid: £70.00
Glen Garioch 1986 25 Year OldLot number: 087-1464Winning bid: £165.00
Glen Garioch 1998 Single CaskLot number: 087-4308Winning bid: £80.00
Glen Garioch 21 Year Old Old StyleLot number: 087-3877Winning bid: £140.00
Glen Garioch Founder's Reserve 1LLot number: 087-3468Winning bid: £30.00
Glen Grant 170th AnniversaryLot number: 087-3553Winning bid: £65.00
Glen Grant 1936 45 Year Old Gordon & MacPhail Decanter 75clLot number: 087-0722Winning bid: £1250.00
Glen Grant 1936 Gordon & MacPhail 75clLot number: 087-2785Winning bid: £1350.00
Glen Grant 1950 Gordon & MacPhail 75clLot number: 087-3689Winning bid: £1350.00
Glen Grant 1953 Gordon & MacPhailLot number: 087-3682Winning bid: £1050.00
Glen Grant 1968 5 Year Old 75clLot number: 087-0239Winning bid: £165.00
Glen Grant 1969 40 Year Old Duncan TaylorLot number: 087-0542Winning bid: £460.00
Glen Grant 1972 37 Year Old Duncan TaylorLot number: 087-0638Winning bid: £430.00
Glen Grant 1985 5 Year OldLot number: 087-2788Winning bid: £70.00
Glen Grant 1992 Cellar ReserveLot number: 087-0181Winning bid: £60.00
Glen Grant 8 Year Old 26 2/3 Fl OzLot number: 087-1156Winning bid: £90.00
Glen Grant The Major's Reserve 2 x 1LLot number: 087-0017Winning bid: £35.00
Glen Keith 1995 15 Year Old SignatoryLot number: 087-1015Winning bid: £40.00
Glen Keith 1996 20 Year Old Old Malt CaskLot number: 087-2925Winning bid: £60.00
Glen Keith 1998 17 Year Old Distillery Reserve Collection 50clLot number: 087-3346Winning bid: £55.00
Glen Marnoch 24 Year OldLot number: 087-1457Winning bid: £60.00
Glen Marnoch 28 Year OldLot number: 087-4331Winning bid: £60.00
Glen Marnoch 29 Year OldLot number: 087-1479Winning bid: £45.00
Glen Mhor 1963 25 Year Old Sestante Decanter 75clLot number: 087-0727Winning bid: £540.00
Glen Mhor 1969Lot number: 087-2479Winning bid: £360.00
Glen Mhor 1969Lot number: 087-1635Winning bid: £360.00
Glen Moray 15 Year Old Highland Regiments Queen's Own Cameron HighlandersLot number: 087-3951Winning bid: £40.00
Glen Moray 15 Year Old Highland Regiments The Black Watch Royal Highland RegimentLot number: 087-1350Winning bid: £40.00
Glen Moray 16 Year Old 75clLot number: 087-0785Winning bid: £50.00
Glen Moray 1988 25 Year Old Port CaskLot number: 087-4659Winning bid: £150.00
Glen Moray 1991 25 Year Old Old Particular #11831Lot number: 087-2839Winning bid: £90.00
Glen Moray 1991 Mountain Oak Malt Final ReleaseLot number: 087-3534Winning bid: £90.00
Glen Moray 1994 Sherry Cask Finish Distillery EditionLot number: 087-3341Winning bid: £150.00
Glen Moray 1995 Single Sherry Cask #7249Lot number: 087-3532Winning bid: £100.00
Glen Moray 2007 10 Year Old Copper MonumentLot number: 087-0089Winning bid: £40.00
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