A very warm summer welcome to our June auction. This month we’re rammed full with new releases, some super old classics and a rather big trunk filled with lots of little surprises..
Now then, with the virtual Feis Ile having just passed, now is a good time to grab some of those new 2020s you never managed to bag in your online-Feis basket. Ardbeg is baaack with its new release of the Blaaack. It has herded up and woven together some of the finest Pinot Noir casks from New Zealand to create something that stands out from the crowd.
Further new sheep-based releases also include the 3rd release in the Arran Explorers Series - Kildonan & Pladda Island, which we’re sure will make for a tasty dram. Sherry butts, puncheons and ruby port pipes - Yes please! Ewe can keep the sheep.
On the rarer side is one special bottle of Highland Park 17 Year Old. This was distilled around the late 50s / early 60s and was imported for the Italian market and bottled by James Grant & Co. Featured also is an old bottling of Ardbeg 1961 form our favourite indi bottlers in Campbeltown, Cadenhead’s.
Ramping up the age statement to as high as there currently is and we have ourselves a Macallan 1945 70 Year Old Speymalt. Quite incredible to think what this golden malt has slept through in just over 70 years of maturation; the end of World War II, the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, sixteen Prime Ministers, and the invention of the internet!
Finally we have a Glenfarclas Family Cask 1954 - 2003 Trunk! Inside this stylish leather and wood trunk rests a luxurious collection of fifty 20cl Glenfarclas Family Cask bottles including a vintage from every year spanning from 1954 to 2003. Also housed in the trunk are a selection of elegant Glencairn crystal pieces: four tasting glasses, four tumblers, and a water jug. To complete the extraordinary ensemble, there are four slate coasters, three leather-bound notebooks - one full of the history of Glenfarclas, one with tasting notes, and one for your own tasting notes - and a replica painting of the distillery. Everything is branded with the Glenfarclas logo.
We’d like to leave you with the spirit of a bottle of J.Prunier & Co L’Essentiel Cognac. Bottled in May this year, it’s made to be enjoyed at home at the slower pace of life the world has been nudged into. L'Essentiel is an exceedingly old Cognac aged for over 50 years in oak casks. The process and the natural reduction of the spirit echo the patience we all need to learn at points in our lives.
Ralentir, reflechir, reunir - slow down, reflect and reconnect.