The 36th Auction

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Welcome our Third Anniversary Auction - our 36th. We'd like to thank everyone who has been with us since the beginning, and those who have joined us along the way. As you know we have moved to The Pentagon Centre, 36 Washington Street, Glasgow G3 8AZ. These are serviced suites, so please make sure you put SWA, Scotch Whisky Auctions or Bill Mackintosh on any correspondence, including bottles for auction.

As part of our continuing efforts to improve our service to you, we have introduced a new look to the front page of the auction site. From now on you will see a number of bottle shots in the main picture box in a slideshow selection of what we consider to be among the top bottles in the auction. These will change every few seconds. Our bottom three boxes will continue to be fixed.

Right, now the technical stuff is over, it's time to have a look at what's on offer for our Birthday Bash. If you're old enough to remember The Beatles and Sgt Pepper, you'll know the iconic cover was designed by pop artist Peter (now Sir Peter) Blake. He collaborated with Macallan to produce the breathtaking Eight Decades which mimics the album cover. Housed in an oak box that is deceptively simply from the outside, the interior is an explosion of colour, ideas and a miniature of Macallan from the 1930s through to the Noughties. The labels on the bottles have been designed by Sir Peter and the oldest whisky comes from 1937 and the youngest hails from 2002. A stunning lot.

The top spot is shared with a 20cl version of the astonishing 70 year old Mortlach, unveiled by Gordon & MacPhail In March 2010. It was then the oldest whisky in the world. Distilled at Mortlach Distillery in Dufftown on the 15th of October 1938, this unique and exceptionally rare Single Malt Scotch Whisky is bottled at natural cask strength (46.1%), having been patiently matured for 70 years in a first fill sherry hogshead.

Also vying for pole position are a beautiful 40 year Ardbeg, and Macallan brings up the final placing with a truly magnificent 52 year old Macallan from 1946.

Other stars are three Macallan Masters of Photography fourth edition, The Macallan has commissioned the most influential living photographer, Elliott Erwitt to capture the spirit of its heartland in his ‘Great Scottish Adventure’. The Masters of Photography: Elliott Erwitt Edition sees Erwitt interpret the unique richness and depth of Scottish character through his shrewd observational skill and subtle humorous style.

What other gifts can we explore? Dalmore Aurora from 1964, Glenfarclas 1953, Glenfarclas 40 year old, a 1960's Ardbeg, a 74 Provenance, a handful of old Cadenhead dumpies, the Johnny Walker Baccarat Crystal and a Talisker Pure malt all demand we open them!

There's more, much, much more in our largest auction in our short three year history, but as usual, our advice is to plunge in, get bidding - and don't lose your bottle!

Kind regards from the Birthday Boys and Girls in Glasgow

The SWA Team - Bidding To Be The Best

 

 

 

 

 

Found 2399 lots

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Clynelish 1992 Distillers EditionLot number: 360759Winning bid: £50.00
Coleburn 1972 CCLot number: 360761Winning bid: £125.00
Compass Box Canto Cask 35Lot number: 360762Winning bid: £60.00
Compass Box Flaming Heart 2010 In CaseLot number: 360763Winning bid: £70.00
Compass Box Hedonism MaximusLot number: 360764Winning bid: £150.00
Compass Box OptimismLot number: 360765Winning bid: £110.00
Compass Box Peat Monster Reserve Edition 1.5LLot number: 360766Winning bid: £70.00
Compass Box The Double Single 10th AnniversaryLot number: 360767Winning bid: £100.00
Compass Box The EntertainerLot number: 360768Winning bid: £95.00
Compass Box The Last Vatted GrainLot number: 360769Winning bid: £140.00
Compass Box The Numinous CaskLot number: 360770Winning bid: £95.00
Convalmore 15 Year Old Chieftain'sLot number: 360771Winning bid: £105.00
Convalmore 1977 28 Year OldLot number: 360772Winning bid: £320.00
Courvoisier MilleniumLot number: 360773Winning bid: £45.00
Cragganmore 12 Year OldLot number: 360774Winning bid: £20.00
Cragganmore 17 Year Old Special EditionLot number: 360775Winning bid: £70.00
Cragganmore 17 Year Old Special EditionLot number: 360776Winning bid: £65.00
Cragganmore 1968 11 Year Old CC 75clLot number: 360777Item failed to meet reserve.
Cragganmore 1976 G&MLot number: 360778Winning bid: £70.00
Cragganmore 1988 Distillers Edition 1LLot number: 360780Winning bid: £55.00
Cragganmore 21 Year OldLot number: 360779Winning bid: £95.00
Craigellachie 14 Year OldLot number: 360781Winning bid: £40.00
Craigellachie 1982 CC 35clLot number: 360782Winning bid: £25.00
Craigellachie 1991 20 Year Old A.D. RattrayLot number: 360783Winning bid: £55.00
Craw's Nest 35cl & Craw's Nest Mini 5clLot number: 360784Winning bid: £5.00
Crown RoyalLot number: 360785Winning bid: £30.00
Crown Royal 1LLot number: 360786Winning bid: £30.00
Crown Royal 37.5cl with 2 GlassesLot number: 360787Winning bid: £25.00
Crown Royal Canadian Whisky 1LLot number: 360788Winning bid: £30.00
Cutty Sark 'The Edrington Group' BottlingLot number: 360789Winning bid: £20.00
Cutty Sark Cask Strength & Carry On With Newspaper & BagLot number: 360791Winning bid: £30.00
Cutty Sark Cask Strength & Carry On With Newspaper & BagLot number: 360790Winning bid: £25.00
Cutty Sark Christopher Columbus 500th AnniversaryLot number: 360792Winning bid: £15.00
Cutty Sark Commemorating The Acquisition Of The Cutty Sark By The Edrington GroupLot number: 360793Winning bid: £15.00
Cutty Sark Tam O'Shanter & BookLot number: 360794Item failed to meet reserve.
Dailuiaine 1973 30 Year Old First CaskLot number: 360795Winning bid: £115.00
Dallas Dhu 1968 11 Year Old CC 75clLot number: 360796Item failed to meet reserve.
Dallas Dhu 1979 G&MLot number: 360797Winning bid: £125.00
Dallas Dhu 1981 26 Duncan TaylorLot number: 360798Winning bid: £135.00
Dallas Dhu 1981 26 Year Old Duncan TaylorLot number: 360799Winning bid: £125.00
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