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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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Heaven Hill 2009 8 Year Old Copper MonumentLot number: 087-0090Winning bid: £80.00
Heaven Hill 8 Year Old Cadenhead'sLot number: 087-1227Winning bid: £180.00
Helsinki Rye Malt Whiskey 50clLot number: 087-2446Winning bid: £50.00
Hennessy Library Tome Red Book CognacLot number: 087-3254Winning bid: £220.00
Hennessy ParadisLot number: 087-1429Winning bid: £410.00
Hibiki 12 Year OldLot number: 087-1743Winning bid: £210.00
Hibiki 12 Year OldLot number: 087-2313Winning bid: £200.00
Hibiki 12 Year OldLot number: 087-2315Winning bid: £200.00
Hibiki 12 Year OldLot number: 087-3537Winning bid: £210.00
Hibiki 12 Year OldLot number: 087-3338Winning bid: £210.00
Hibiki 12 Year OldLot number: 087-2385Winning bid: £210.00
Hibiki 12 Year Old 50clLot number: 087-2501Winning bid: £185.00
Hibiki 12 Year Old 50clLot number: 087-1052Winning bid: £180.00
Hibiki 12 Year Old 50clLot number: 087-1053Winning bid: £180.00
Hibiki 12 Year Old 50clLot number: 087-1054Winning bid: £180.00
Hibiki 12 Year Old 50clLot number: 087-1055Winning bid: £180.00
Hibiki 12 Year Old 50clLot number: 087-3902Winning bid: £185.00
Hibiki 12 Year Old 50clLot number: 087-1056Winning bid: £180.00
Hibiki 12 Year Old 50clLot number: 087-0251Winning bid: £180.00
Hibiki 12 Year Old 50clLot number: 087-0191Winning bid: £185.00
Hibiki 12 Year Old 50clLot number: 087-0192Winning bid: £180.00
Hibiki 12 Year Old 50clLot number: 087-0193Winning bid: £180.00
Hibiki 12 Year Old 50clLot number: 087-0194Winning bid: £180.00
Hibiki 12 Year Old 50clLot number: 087-0195Winning bid: £180.00
Hibiki 12 Year Old 50clLot number: 087-0196Winning bid: £180.00
Hibiki 12 Year Old 50clLot number: 087-0197Winning bid: £185.00
Hibiki 12 Year Old 6 x 70clLot number: 087-3235Item failed to meet reserve.
Hibiki 12 Year Old Beam Suntory 2014Lot number: 087-2820Winning bid: £250.00
Hibiki 17 Year OldLot number: 087-4088Winning bid: £310.00
Hibiki 17 Year OldLot number: 087-4092Winning bid: £340.00
Hibiki 17 Year OldLot number: 087-4540Winning bid: £310.00
Hibiki 17 Year OldLot number: 087-3882Winning bid: £300.00
Hibiki 17 Year OldLot number: 087-4541Winning bid: £310.00
Hibiki 17 Year OldLot number: 087-4542Winning bid: £310.00
Hibiki 17 Year OldLot number: 087-2240Winning bid: £310.00
Hibiki 17 Year OldLot number: 087-4548Winning bid: £310.00
Hibiki 17 Year OldLot number: 087-0578Winning bid: £310.00
Hibiki 17 Year OldLot number: 087-0579Winning bid: £300.00
Hibiki 17 Year OldLot number: 087-0580Winning bid: £300.00
Hibiki 17 Year OldLot number: 087-2251Winning bid: £300.00
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