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Can we get a drum roll please…? This month we have broken our record - in fact a world record - with the largest amount of scotch ever sold in one single auction!! Yes, well over 10,000 bottles are on board the Scotch Whisky Malt Cruise.Let’s not keep you waiting as we have a lot to talk about in all things Scotch.

SWA are delighted to offer another release from Glasgow Distillery. During this auction, Glasgow Distillery 1770 Release No. 2 is available to purchase on our website. By using the ‘Buy It Now’ button throughout the auction you will be able to get your hands on the 2019 release! This is a fantastic chance to own this latest release and is a one-time opportunity!

Okay whisky connoisseurs, sit down and get strapped in cos we’ve got some seriously aged whisky to talk about! I think we can all agree that Gordon & MacPhail are some of the finest curators of cask management. In this auction, we are lucky enough to have a healthy abundance of G&M’s finest Private Collection to date. To rattle off just a few, there is a Linkwood 1965 60 Year Old, Glenlivet 1943 70 Year Old, and a Mortlach 1939 75 Year Old! We also have a fantastic set of bottles from twin casks that were filled on the same day in 1965; however, as with the twin brothers Stuart and Richard Urquhart, the whiskies produced were distinctly different with one cask being a first fill American Oak Sherry hogshead and the other a first fill European Oak Sherry hogshead.

Speaking of some seriously matured juice, for the first time we have the Bowmore 1965 52 Year Old. This is the third release in Bowmore’s 50-Year-Old Vault Series and what a colour it is! This gem has been aging for over half a century in one single Oloroso Sherry cask and was some of the first spirit to pass through Bowmore’s then new steam-heated stills.

Another first for us here - and standing out to us because we love the label artwork - is a Macallan 1993 from German bottlers Sansibar. However, if this contemporary bottling doesn’t float your boat, then why not bust your buck out on a Macallan Select Reserve 1948 51 Year Old. Yet again this has been maturing for over half a century with each of the 366 bottles filled on a different day of the year.

Now lets not get too bogged down with all these mature bottles! We also would like to mention one of Highland Park’s first special bottlings for the Hotel Waldhaus am See, St Moritz. The Alpine hotel is home to a fantastic wine cellar and the world’s largest whisky bar with 2500 different whiskies. This is not a standard expression from the Orkney distillery and is considered extremely rare to match the illustriousness of the bar itself.

Finally another curveball, however certainly worth a victorious mention is The Great Islay Swim Explorer’s Cask with Corryvreckan Water. In July 2017, Explorers Club Members, Chad Anderson and Justin Fornal accompanied by Suntory Ambassador, Johnnie Mundell completed the world’s first swim around the 100-mile coastline of Islay carrying with them a 30 gallon oak cask, filling it incrementally at each of the island’s active distilleries. After marrying for several months, the whisky was bottled and sold with all proceeds going towards the RNLI in Islay. In keeping with their incredibly fundraising, proceeds from the sale of this bottle will go to the Finlaggan Trust. What a fantastic story and a perfect way to sail into this auction.

So let’s weigh anchor, set sail and don’t lose your bottle!

Found 10398 lots

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Jura 1999 5 Year Old Heavily Peated Single Cask #19Lot number: 096-09355Winning bid: £50.00
Jura 1999 5 Year Old Heavily Peated Single Cask #19 For Royal Mile WhiskiesLot number: 096-09702Winning bid: £55.00
Jura 1999 Heavily Peated Cask Strength EditionLot number: 096-09557Winning bid: £55.00
Jura 1999 Heavily Peated Single Cask #5000 Special Island EditionLot number: 096-09360Winning bid: £75.00
Jura 1999 Single Cask #24 For Crinan Classic Boat FestivalLot number: 096-09357Winning bid: £75.00
Jura 20 Year Old Cask StrengthLot number: 096-09361Winning bid: £160.00
Jura 20 Year Old One And AllLot number: 096-00598Winning bid: £80.00
Jura 21 Year Old 200th AnniversaryLot number: 096-06944Winning bid: £75.00
Jura 22 Year Old One For The RoadLot number: 096-02465Winning bid: £100.00
Jura 26 Year Old Stillman's DramLot number: 096-00169Winning bid: £190.00
Jura 36 Year OldLot number: 096-10273Winning bid: £1100.00
Jura Community Series 3 x 70clLot number: 096-01392Item failed to meet reserve.
Jura Elements Set - Fire, Earth, Water & AirLot number: 096-10578Item failed to meet reserve.
Jura Feis Ile 2013 Boutique BarrelsLot number: 096-07984Winning bid: £85.00
Jura Feis Ile 2018 26 Year Old Kinship Edition #3Lot number: 096-10428Winning bid: £260.00
Jura Island SpecialLot number: 096-09711Winning bid: £30.00
Jura Miniature Collection 4 x 5clLot number: 096-08145Winning bid: £30.00
Jura ProphecyLot number: 096-03438Winning bid: £30.00
Jura ProphecyLot number: 096-04790Winning bid: £35.00
Jura SuperstitionLot number: 096-07745Winning bid: £35.00
Jura SuperstitionLot number: 096-04791Winning bid: £25.00
Jura SuperstitionLot number: 096-01378Winning bid: £25.00
Jura Superstition 1L & 35clLot number: 096-06897Winning bid: £40.00
Jura Tastival 2014Lot number: 096-06163Winning bid: £100.00
Jura Tastival 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 4 x 70clLot number: 096-01393Item failed to meet reserve.
Jura Tastival 2016Lot number: 096-06943Winning bid: £45.00
Jura Tastival 2016Lot number: 096-06617Winning bid: £55.00
Jura Tastival 2016Lot number: 096-06618Winning bid: £50.00
Jura Tastival 2016Lot number: 096-01379Winning bid: £50.00
Jura Tastival 2017Lot number: 096-04213Winning bid: £60.00
Jura Tastival 2017Lot number: 096-00591Winning bid: £60.00
Jura The LochLot number: 096-08181Winning bid: £30.00
Jura The Road 1LLot number: 096-08182Winning bid: £35.00
Jura Turas-Mara 1LLot number: 096-04929Winning bid: £35.00
Karuizawa 1973 Single Cask #6249 Martin's SelectionLot number: 096-08477Winning bid: £4000.00
Karuizawa 1980 35 Year Old Moon Above Daimotsu Bay Single Cask #8283Lot number: 096-00541Winning bid: £5400.00
Karuizawa 1981 33 Year Old Single Cask #136Lot number: 096-09939Winning bid: £3000.00
Karuizawa 1981 33 Year Old Single Cask #136Lot number: 096-08557Winning bid: £3000.00
Karuizawa 1981 35 Year Old Eight Headed Dragon Cask #171Lot number: 096-00542Winning bid: £5200.00
Karuizawa 1981 35 Year Old Kawanakajima Cask #226 & #7922 Set 2 x 70clLot number: 096-10233Winning bid: £12500.00
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