Welcome to the 35th auction and another selection of jaw-droppingly rare bottles, both very old and very new - mixed with hard-to-finds, easy-to-buys and everything in between. Stars include a Speyburn Macallan from 1945 and the latest from the Masters of Photography series - The Elliot Erwitt. There are two from 1957 - a Bowmore and an Auchentoshan, there's a Lochside 47 year old and a North British 50. We also have a Bowmore Bi-centenary, a Bowmore President's Selection Keizo Saji's Cask and a 30 year old Sea Dragon.
A lovely Talisker 8, a Highland Park 1958 17 year old in the dumpy bottle, and a 40 year old Glendronach will surely catch the eye. We have two scarce SMWS Anniversary bottlings, a Glen Moray and a Teaninich, a Glen Mhor 30 and the lovely Lagavulin 12 year old White Horse.
A couple of others worth mentioning include a very,very scarce Duncan Taylor No 1 blend at 33 years old - from the days before the Shand family bought the company from John Gross, and a highly sought-after Glenallachie 9 year old produced by Scotland's top alt rockers, Mogwai who have signed the label. Glenellachie shows up again in the shape of a 35 year old from 1967 and there are two Signatory Rare Ayrshire, one a 35 year old, the other 36. Signatory features again with a lovely double bottle lot from Littlemill and Dunglass. And from Balblair a 1966 38 year old.
We have been very encouraged with the response from our news that we can now ship more easily, and more competitively, to the USA. See the full postage rates under Charges on the front page. And don't forget: we are also now offering insurance on your bottles, at a cost of 3% of the final price.
Talking money, we have to remind purchasers of our terms and conditions; bottles must be paid for within seven days. Late payments will be charged interest at 3%. Bottles still unpaid 14 days after the auction will be returned to their owners.
But enough blethering. Our standing advice applies - jump in and have a good rummage around - there's bound to be something that catches your eye. And get bidding - don't lose your bottle!
Kind regards from Glasgow
The SWA Team