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The 145th Auction

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Ended July 9, 2023

If the dismal weather outside is getting you down, fret not for here is our now live 145th auction to brighten your day! We have a fabulous cornucopia of spirits on offer this month so you're sure to find something special to sip while watching the unwelcome summer rain batter down. We've picked out a few special drams from this month's offerings to get the ball rolling.

First up is the amazing Macallan Sir Peter Blake 8 Decades. This amazing work of art was created by Sir Peter Blake and Macallan to celebrate the godfather of pop art's 80th birthday. Housed in an oak box that is deceptively simple from the outside the interior is an explosion of colour and ideas, not to mention a miniature of Macallan representing each decade from the 1930s through to the Noughties. The labels on the bottles have been designed by Sir Peter and the oldest comes from 1937 and the youngest hails from 2002.

Next we have the inimitable Dalmore 1926 50 Year Old. This incredible whisky was distilled way back in 1926 and bottled five whole decades later. 1926 was the year when John Logie Baird publicly showcased his new-fangled invention the 'Television', prohibition was in full swing in the United States, and it was also the year that the great Houdini passed away. Considering it's age this expression is in remarkable condition. Dalmore as a distillery has been gaining popularity recently in the auction market so you can expect an example as fine as this to be highly coveted.

Another blast from the past, the Bowmore 1955 Ceramic Decanter Commemorating the Opening of the Distillery’s Visitor Centre 12th of September 1974. This elegant and understated decanter was produced to commemorate the opening of Bowmore Distillery's Visitor Centre on the 12th of September 1974. The whisky within was distilled in 1955 and again this lot is in remarkably good condition given its advanced years. This is a rare bottling which has only been through our auctions twice before in over ten years, so don't miss this chance to own this unique piece of Scottish distilling history.

Next is yet another tremendous bottling from the most coveted of distilleries in Japan, the Karuizawa 1981 31 Year Old Single Cask #78. This 1981 vintage has been aged for over three decades in a sherry butt and somehow managed to retain a hefty 60.5% ABV. Bottled for legendary French retailer La Maison du Whisky, this fine example of Japanese distilling is one of only 375 bottles released. This expression is named 'Prendre le Rythme', which translates to 'pick up the pace', and that's certainly what you'll have to do if you want to add this beauty to your collection.

We started with a Macallan so why not end with one too, this is the Macallan Masters of Photography Annie Leibovitz “The Library” Label. From the excellent Masters of Photography series this is one of four bottlings made in collaboration with Leibovitz, one of the world's most celebrated photographers. The label features Scotia's own Kevin McKidd moodily reclining in a library, and this particular bottling is the most limited of the collection with only 145 bottles being produced.

We have over seven and a half thousand fantastic bottles just waiting to be discovered in this month’s auction, so now is the time to get scrolling through them and start picking your favourites. Best of luck to all and remember…………don’t lose your bottle.

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