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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…

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Found 6306 lots

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Springbank PBS The Tasting Room BottlingLot number: 088-2812Winning bid: £50.00
Springbank PBS The Tasting Room BottlingLot number: 088-2813Winning bid: £50.00
Springbank Private Bottling For Distillery Visitors 2015 & 2018 Minis 2 x 5clLot number: 088-5397Winning bid: £50.00
Springbank Single Malt Mini 5clLot number: 088-5135Winning bid: £35.00
Springbank Vintage 1996 Single Cask #264 For Milano Whisky FestivalLot number: 088-5000Winning bid: £160.00
St Magdalene 1975 Rare Old Gordon & MacphailLot number: 088-5860Winning bid: £460.00
St Magdalene 1981 Connoisseurs Choice Mini 5cl & Littlemill 8 Year Old Mini 5clLot number: 088-3024Winning bid: £30.00
St Magdalene 1982 28 Year Old Old Malt CaskLot number: 088-4639Winning bid: £300.00
St Magdalene 1982 31 Year Old Hart BrothersLot number: 088-3266Winning bid: £320.00
Stagg Jr Bourbon 75clLot number: 088-1583Winning bid: £75.00
Stagg Jr Bourbon 75clLot number: 088-5892Winning bid: £75.00
Stagg Jr Bourbon 75clLot number: 088-1770Winning bid: £65.00
Star Of Bombay London Dry Gin & Sipsmith London Dry GinLot number: 088-6127Winning bid: £50.00
Star Of Bombay London Dry Gin 3 x 70clLot number: 088-6129Winning bid: £60.00
Star Of Bombay London Dry Gin 3 x 70clLot number: 088-6130Winning bid: £60.00
State Management Districts Annan & Invergordon Rare Old Scotch Whisky And Border Blend Carlisle & District State Management Scheme 26 2/3 Fl OzLot number: 088-3259Winning bid: £160.00
Strathclyde 1987 30 Year Old XOPLot number: 088-1206Winning bid: £140.00
Strathclyde 2005 9 Year Old Clan DennyLot number: 088-3022Winning bid: £60.00
Strathearn 2014 Private Cask #48Lot number: 088-0007Winning bid: £65.00
Strathearn 2014 Private Cask #48Lot number: 088-0008Winning bid: £50.00
Strathearn 2014 Single Cask #44 50clLot number: 088-0156Winning bid: £75.00
Strathisla 12 Year OldLot number: 088-4614Winning bid: £30.00
Strathisla 12 Year OldLot number: 088-3964Winning bid: £35.00
Strathisla 12 Year OldLot number: 088-5227Winning bid: £30.00
Strathisla 1949 Gordon & MacPhailLot number: 088-3617Winning bid: £1900.00
Strathisla 1967 34 Hart BrothersLot number: 088-4054Winning bid: £420.00
Strathisla 1967 35 Year Old Duncan TaylorLot number: 088-3609Winning bid: £460.00
Strathisla 1997 Malts Of ScotlandLot number: 088-5726Winning bid: £180.00
Strathisla 2003 13 Year Old Distillery Reserve CollectionLot number: 088-1993Winning bid: £150.00
Strathisla 2007 10 Year Old SignatoryLot number: 088-1914Winning bid: £45.00
Strathmill 1990 23 Duncan TaylorLot number: 088-1484Winning bid: £65.00
Strathmill 1991 24 Year Old Berry Bros & RuddLot number: 088-4412Winning bid: £70.00
Strathmill 1995 22 Year Old Cadenhead'sLot number: 088-2359Winning bid: £70.00
Sullivan's Cove 2000 American Oak Cask #HH0335Lot number: 088-3778Winning bid: £150.00
Sullivan's Cove 2000 French Oak Cask #HH0424Lot number: 088-4030Winning bid: £340.00
Sullivan's Cove 2000 Single Cask # HH0268Lot number: 088-0061Winning bid: £160.00
Sullivan's Cove 2000 Single Cask #HH0328Lot number: 088-0222Winning bid: £150.00
Sullivan's Cove 2008 French Oak Cask #TD0312Lot number: 088-0060Winning bid: £360.00
Sullivan's Cove Double CaskLot number: 088-0059Winning bid: £100.00
Sullivans Cove French Oak Cask #TD0039Lot number: 088-1253Winning bid: £360.00
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