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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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Laphroaig LoreLot number: 087-1140Winning bid: £50.00
Laphroaig PX Cask 1LLot number: 087-1139Winning bid: £65.00
Laphroaig Quarter CaskLot number: 087-2093Winning bid: £30.00
Laphroaig Quarter CaskLot number: 087-1695Winning bid: £30.00
Laphroaig Quarter CaskLot number: 087-1696Winning bid: £30.00
Laphroaig Quarter CaskLot number: 087-1697Winning bid: £30.00
Laphroaig Quarter Cask Minis 5 x 5clLot number: 087-2813Winning bid: £80.00
Laphroaig SelectLot number: 087-0365Winning bid: £20.00
Laphroaig SelectLot number: 087-0683Winning bid: £25.00
Ledaig 13 Year Old Amontillado Cask FinishLot number: 087-4138Winning bid: £90.00
Ledaig 15 Year OldLot number: 087-2986Winning bid: £65.00
Ledaig 18 Year Old Sherry Cask Finish Batch #2Lot number: 087-3027Winning bid: £95.00
Ledaig 18 Year Old Sherry Cask Finish Distillery ExclusiveLot number: 087-2650Winning bid: £95.00
Ledaig 1973 32 Year Old Chieftain'sLot number: 087-0963Winning bid: £400.00
Ledaig 1997 19 Year Old KingsburyLot number: 087-0756Winning bid: £125.00
Ledaig 2005 11 Year Old Single Cask Spirits Shop Selection Selected By La Maison du WhiskyLot number: 087-4949Winning bid: £125.00
Ledaig 2005 Signatory Single Cask For La Maison Du WhiskyLot number: 087-0335Winning bid: £180.00
Linkwood 15 Year Old Gordon & MacphailLot number: 087-1689Winning bid: £55.00
Linkwood 1984 30 Year Old The Whisky AgencyLot number: 087-0702Winning bid: £210.00
Linkwood 1995 18 Year Old Whisky BrokerLot number: 087-3557Winning bid: £65.00
Linkwood 25th Anniversary Burghead MaltingsLot number: 087-4230Winning bid: £100.00
Linlithgow 1975 29 Year Old Murray McDavidLot number: 087-0900Winning bid: £390.00
Linn House Reserve 31 Year Old Chivas Brothers Cask Strength Edition 50clLot number: 087-1454Winning bid: £180.00
Littlemill 12 Year OldLot number: 087-0857Winning bid: £125.00
Littlemill 12 Year OldLot number: 087-2885Winning bid: £125.00
Littlemill 1988 24 Year Old WhiskymanLot number: 087-0701Winning bid: £330.00
Littlemill 1991 Connoisseurs ChoiceLot number: 087-0705Winning bid: £130.00
Littlemill 21 Year Old Diamond Jubilee Hart BrothersLot number: 087-0379Winning bid: £160.00
Littlemill 8 Year OldLot number: 087-3176Winning bid: £185.00
Loch Dhu 10 Year OldLot number: 087-3146Winning bid: £65.00
Loch Lomond 1974 42 Year Old Cadenhead'sLot number: 087-0257Winning bid: £230.00
Lochindaal 2007 8 Year Old Private Single CaskLot number: 087-1907Winning bid: £65.00
Lochindaal 2007 8 Year Old Private Single CaskLot number: 087-1908Winning bid: £65.00
Lochindaal 2007 8 Year Old Private Single CaskLot number: 087-1909Winning bid: £65.00
Lochranza Founder's Reserve & Arran Founder's Reserve 2 x 70clLot number: 087-3206Winning bid: £70.00
Lochside 1966 22 Year Old Signatory Mini 5clLot number: 087-1390Winning bid: £20.00
Lochside 1981 Rare Old Gordon & MacPhailLot number: 087-3599Winning bid: £210.00
Locke's 8 Year Old Ceramic DecanterLot number: 087-1342Winning bid: £40.00
Locke's Single Malt Irish Whiskey FlagonLot number: 087-4527Winning bid: £40.00
Logan 12 Year Old 1LLot number: 087-3194Winning bid: £40.00
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