The 42nd Auction

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Hi folks and welcome to the 42nd auction - the first of the autumn, and a great time to be drinking whisky! We have stars beyond measure this month - as well as our easy-buy, easy drink drams. As usual, something for everyone.

Eye catchers include the SMWS 26 Malts, a quite remarkable lot. One of only 20 collections in the world. In 2005, 26 writers were randomly paired up with 26 designers from the UK's leading agencies. Each creative pair receiving their own SMWS single cask bottling. Their blind tasting of the 26 Malts evoked some amusing and powerful responses, resulting in 26 unique labels and tasting notes. We have the bottles, the book, and the labels beautifully framed.

We have age and beauty in Speyside 50 and 60 year olds, two bottles of Glen Grant from 1958, a Glen Moray from 1959 and a beautiful Balvenie 40. In a very colourful auction, three of the stars are in Black and White - from 1949, 1936 and 1932. Rare Glenburgie features as a 1963 vintage, there's a Glenlivet aged 40 and a Bunnahabhain of the same age. Not forgetting a Highland Queen from the 1920s/30s.

We have Dalmore in the shape of a 45 year old Aurora and a 1945 Macallan also vies for attention. Flora & Fauna? We have a few, including eight white cap first editions. Karuizawas? A couple, (29 actually) including Cask #4556 1980 33 Year Old, Cask #6431 1980 33 Year Old, Cask #8461 1981 32 Year Old and Cask #8606 30 Year Old.

Numbers? We'll give you numbers. Three Private Eyes, three Oscuros, a Charles and Di Royal Marriage and a Sir Peter Blake suggest Macallan is, again, featuring strongly in this auction. Oh, and for the first time at auction in the UK, from the USA comes a Macallan Rare Cask. Also, Bunnahabhain 20 year old, one of 60, makes an appearance, along with a Rare Malts Glenury Royal, bottle number 1.

To toast any successes you may have in this auction, why not also bid on a couple of bottles of Krug from the 1960s, and 007's personal favourite, Bollinger. They're lurking around here, too.

As always, we recommend you gird your loins, take a deep breath (and maybe a dram) and dive in. Oh, and don't lose your bottle!

Kind regards from Glasgow

The SWA Team

Found 1881 lots

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Sikes Hydrometer In Wooden Case (Pre 1855)Lot number: 421685Winning bid: £60.00
Sikes Hydrometer In Wooden Case By Joseph Long With BookLot number: 421686Winning bid: £65.00
Singleton Of Auchroisk 10 Year OldLot number: 421687Winning bid: £30.00
SmokeheadLot number: 421688Winning bid: £35.00
Smokehead Extra Black 18 Year OldLot number: 421689Winning bid: £65.00
Smokehead Extra Rare 1LLot number: 421690Winning bid: £35.00
SMWS 1.181 Glenfarclas 2002 11 Year OldLot number: 421691Winning bid: £70.00
SMWS 10.78 Bunnahabhain 2007 6 Year OldLot number: 421692Winning bid: £55.00
SMWS 100.10 Strathmill 2005 8 Year OldLot number: 421693Winning bid: £50.00
SMWS 106.18 Cardhu 1984 27 Year OldLot number: 421694Winning bid: £130.00
SMWS 116.17 Yoichi 1986 21 Year OldLot number: 421695Winning bid: £330.00
SMWS 117.1 Cooley 1989 12 Year OldLot number: 421696Winning bid: £160.00
SMWS 119.1 Yamazaki 1980 22 Year OldLot number: 421697Winning bid: £540.00
SMWS 119.10 Yamazaki 19 Year OldLot number: 421698Winning bid: £370.00
SMWS 121.62 Arran 1996 16 Year OldLot number: 421699Winning bid: £60.00
SMWS 121.67 Arran 1999 13 Year OldLot number: 421700Winning bid: £45.00
SMWS 121.68 Arran 1999 14 Year OldLot number: 421701Winning bid: £55.00
SMWS 122.1 Loch Lomond 1992 11 Year OldLot number: 421702Winning bid: £80.00
SMWS 123.8 Glengoyne 2001 12 Year OldLot number: 421704Winning bid: £75.00
SMWS 123.8 Glengoyne 2001 12 Year OldLot number: 421703Winning bid: £70.00
SMWS 125.68 Glenmorangie 2004 9 Year OldLot number: 421705Winning bid: £90.00
SMWS 128.1 Penderyn 6 Year OldLot number: 421706Winning bid: £90.00
SMWS 13.44 Dalmore 13 Year OldLot number: 421707Winning bid: £90.00
SMWS 130.1 Chichibu 2009 4 Year OldLot number: 421708Winning bid: £155.00
SMWS 131.2 Hanyu 13 Year OldLot number: 421709Winning bid: £270.00
SMWS 132.1 Karuizawa 1984 28 Year OldLot number: 421710Winning bid: £760.00
SMWS 17.30 Scapa 9 Year OldLot number: 421711Winning bid: £65.00
SMWS 19.33 Glen Garioch 1988 12 Year Old 20clLot number: 421712Winning bid: £30.00
SMWS 19.42 Glen Garioch 19 Year OldLot number: 421713Winning bid: £100.00
SMWS 2.74 Glenlivet 15 Year OldLot number: 421714Winning bid: £65.00
SMWS 24.110 Macallan 19 Year Old 10clLot number: 421715Winning bid: £30.00
SMWS 24.124 Macallan 1988 23 Year OldLot number: 421716Winning bid: £270.00
SMWS 24.124 Macallan 1988 23 Year OldLot number: 421717Winning bid: £280.00
SMWS 26 Malt CollectionLot number: 421718Winning bid: £2900.00
SMWS 26.101 Clynelish 9 Year Old 10th Anniversary Of 28 Queen StreetLot number: 421719Winning bid: £60.00
SMWS 27.83 Springbank 10 Year OldLot number: 421720Winning bid: £85.00
SMWS 29.72 Laphroaig 18 Year OldLot number: 421721Winning bid: £115.00
SMWS 3.165 Bowmore 19 Year OldLot number: 421722Winning bid: £95.00
SMWS 30.56 Glenrothes 16 Year OldLot number: 421723Winning bid: £85.00
SMWS 31.19 Jura 21 Year OldLot number: 421724Winning bid: £75.00
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