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The 88th Auction

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Well a very warm welcome to our 88th Auction ladies and gentlemen! This month we have an affluence of shiny new and old bottlings for you to feast your eyes upon so let’s get this show on the road!

First up we bring to you an extremely rare bottling of White Horse blend that was bottled in 1939. That’s right, a genuine piece of liquid history! Released before the post-war changes in excise law, this White Horse was bottled at a time when the single malts at its heart were of limited production. The blenders had only been granted permission to use Lagavulin the decade before this blend was bottled.


Continuing on the topic of old and ‘white’ blends, we have another historic one for you: a Black & White from the roaring 20s. This spring-capped 1928 was bottled not too long after the blend’s name-change from Buchanan’s House of Commons Finest Old Highland whisky which was a nod to its popularity in the Members Bar at the Palace of Westminster: we wouldn’t be surprised if the current MP’s needed a wee dram or two after the dramatic past few years!

Next for a seriously matured Glen Grant 67 Year Old distilled in 1949 and bottled by Gordon and MacPhail in 2016 as the last in a series of three exclusives. Presented in a handsome cylindrical wooden case, the bottle comes with a smart booklet including a handwritten bottle number and signed by whisky writer Charles MacLean. This Glen Grant was distilled well before the Speyside distillery’s 1973 revamp when everything was still coal-fired.

Speaking of black fuel, we have a highly-esteemed and reverential Bowmore Black 1964 1st Edition. Matured in first fill Sherry casks and lain in Bowmore’s No.1 Vault, the ‘Black’ has earned a reputation as a single malt of absolute quality and distinction. This was a first release out of five and was bottled in 1993 when a bottle sold for £100; an astounding amount at the time. We suspect this premium Islay ‘Black’ might go for a bit more!

Highlighting the variety in Islay, we have a Bunnahabhain 1975 40 Year Old released as range number 7 of the Artist Series by La Maison du Whisky. Released in bottles featuring designs by various artists, the Artist Series aims to bring new life to dormant casks. This 40 Year Old features a piece of work called ‘Original Creation’ by Lino di Vinci; and after years of Bunnahabhain being mainly considered as a base for blends, it’s only fair their own malt ‘creation’ finds the spotlight.

Speaking of originals, this month sees a couple of exciting newcomers from Arran. First, we have the 20 Year Old ‘Brodick Bay’ released as Volume One from Explorers Series. The retro designs on the tins celebrate the idyllic beauty of the Isle of Arran with this one featuring the island’s main town and - if you look closely - Brodick Castle. In harmony with the ‘Brodick Bay’ we have another 20 Year Old release, this time for the Arran Malt & Music Festival 2018!

Righ chaps, we hope you enjoy! There's a wealth to scroll through so get stuck in and remember…

Don’t lose your bottle!

Found 6306 lots

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SMWS 4.241 Highland Park 2002 15 Year OldLot number: 088-3794Winning bid: £85.00
SMWS 4.87 Highland Park 1973 28 Year OldLot number: 088-5632Winning bid: £650.00
SMWS 41.101 Dailuaine 1988 28 Year OldLot number: 088-0201Winning bid: £160.00
SMWS 41.102 Dailuaine 2004 13 Year OldLot number: 088-0199Winning bid: £55.00
SMWS 41.107 Dailuaine 2007 10 Year OldLot number: 088-6147Winning bid: £40.00
SMWS 42.34 Ledaig 2008 9 Year OldLot number: 088-1323Winning bid: £80.00
SMWS 42.43 Ledaig 2008 9 Year OldLot number: 088-6443Winning bid: £70.00
SMWS 42.43 Ledaig 2008 9 Year OldLot number: 088-3735Winning bid: £50.00
SMWS 42.44 Ledaig 2008 9 Year OldLot number: 088-6156Winning bid: £55.00
SMWS 44.78 Craigellachie 2002 14 Year OldLot number: 088-0472Winning bid: £55.00
SMWS 46.50 Glenlossie 1992 23 Year OldLot number: 088-0473Winning bid: £75.00
SMWS 48.85 Balmenach 2001 14 Year OldLot number: 088-5981Winning bid: £55.00
SMWS 49 St Magdalene (Linlithgow) Minis 2 x 5clLot number: 088-5606Winning bid: £75.00
SMWS 5.65 Auchentoshan 2003 15 Year OldLot number: 088-6149Winning bid: £65.00
SMWS 50.96 Bladnoch 1990 27 Year OldLot number: 088-0180Winning bid: £250.00
SMWS 51.5 Bushmills 2001 16 Year OldLot number: 088-6141Winning bid: £100.00
SMWS 51.9 Bushmills 2002 15 Year OldLot number: 088-6442Winning bid: £80.00
SMWS 51.9 Bushmills 2002 15 Year OldLot number: 088-6142Winning bid: £85.00
SMWS 52.20 Old Pulteney 2001 13 Year OldLot number: 088-5352Winning bid: £130.00
SMWS 53.225 Caol Ila 1992 23 Year OldLot number: 088-4271Winning bid: £140.00
SMWS 53.235 Caol Ila 1992 24 Year OldLot number: 088-0474Winning bid: £120.00
SMWS 53.241 Caol Ila 2011 6 Year OldLot number: 088-5720Winning bid: £50.00
SMWS 53.249 Caol Ila 2006 11 Year OldLot number: 088-6143Winning bid: £55.00
SMWS 53.251 Caol Ila 2006 11 Year OldLot number: 088-6445Winning bid: £70.00
SMWS 53.255 Caol Ila 2010 7 Year OldLot number: 088-1324Winning bid: £50.00
SMWS 54.63 Aberlour 2000 17 Year OldLot number: 088-6145Winning bid: £100.00
SMWS 55.24 Royal Brackla 1994 20 Year OldLot number: 088-4244Winning bid: £110.00
SMWS 58.24 Strathisla 2009 9 Year OldLot number: 088-6154Winning bid: £60.00
SMWS 6.20 Glen Deveron (MacDuff) 1982Lot number: 088-2537Winning bid: £160.00
SMWS 63.44 Glentauchers 2006 11 Year OldLot number: 088-0205Winning bid: £55.00
SMWS 63.45 Glentauchers 2007 9 Year OldLot number: 088-0206Winning bid: £45.00
SMWS 64.32 Mannochmore 2001 10 Year OldLot number: 088-3021Winning bid: £45.00
SMWS 64.69 Mannochmore 1990 25 Year OldLot number: 088-0475Winning bid: £110.00
SMWS 66.117 Ardmore 2007 10 Year OldLot number: 088-6150Winning bid: £85.00
SMWS 68.1 Blair Athol 1976 75clLot number: 088-5356Winning bid: £300.00
SMWS 68.13 Blair Athol 2009 8 Year OldLot number: 088-0176Winning bid: £60.00
SMWS 7.157 Longmorn 2003 12 Year OldLot number: 088-4246Winning bid: £55.00
SMWS 7.168 Longmorn 1992 24 Year OldLot number: 088-0191Winning bid: £110.00
SMWS 7.173 Longmorn 1990 26 Year OldLot number: 088-0466Winning bid: £120.00
SMWS 7.187 Longmorn 1992 25 Year OldLot number: 088-0192Winning bid: £100.00
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