Hi folks. The 32nd auction is now live and we're delighted to bring you our now-familiar blend of old and rare, young and soon-to-be-rare, hard-to-finds, easy-to-buys and everything in between.
Some spectacular bottles again this month and one unique bottling from Glenfarclas. It's a 1955, 51 year old, especially bottled for our 2013 Partnership Bottle. Following on from the fantastic online support for 2012's 'Partnership Bottle' with Springbank Distillery, ralfy.com and scotchwhiskyauc
Glenfarclas are the 2013 Partnership Distillery with this 1955, 51yo vintage single malt raising money for refurbishment of Craigellachie Community Hall, near to Glenfarclas. This is a 'one of one' bottle as stated on the label and is accompanied by several video blogs on a memory-stick created especially by ralfy thereby adding further provenance to the completely one-off nature of this item. Bottle no 1 of 1 features a unique label, with the famous Ralfy Bunnet over the G of Glenfarclas! It's 700ml, bottled at 46.1% and is signed and dated by Ralfy and George Grant of Glenfarclas.
We have an abundance of Ardbeg as usual, including two giants, the Ardbeg Mor First Edition and a 4.5 litre Rollercoaster Committee. They site happily with 16 single cask Ardbegs, including a Lord Robertson There is also a beautiful old Ardbeg 12 year old, bottled in 1966.. Along the road we reach Bowmore and we have not one, but two Black Bowmores, both 2nd editions. We have Macallans by the multitude, including one of the 1750 Macallan Ms, sitting with Coronations, Diamond Jubilees, Private Eye, 18 year olds, 25 year olds - the whole shooting match.
Elsewhere we have the debut of the Longrow 1973 and the Springbank Everest Challenge 1965, along with the complete Millennium Collection with matching minis and a Springbank Barley Malt 1966. Moving over the sea to Skye, we have an incredible Talisker from the 1950s or early 1960s. And back to the mainland there's a lovey old Glenlivet 8 Years Old Pure Malt by Charles Kinloch & Co.
But, as usual, our advice is simply to dive in and fill your boots, as we say in Glasgow. We hope you enjoy the 32nd auction.
Kind regards from Glasgow
The SWA Team