HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!! Welcome to our newsletter for this record-breaking, spectacular, simply awesome 58th auction. Big Peatrie is as excited as he has ever been by this month's auction and has whittled down his favourites to a carefully selected few and you can catch up with this preview vLog here.
The most straightforward way of guiding you through this auction is by distillery and to avoid favouritism this month we shall begin at the beginning of the alphabet and point out the highlights on the way.
Cadenhead's brings us Glenturret, Caperdonich, Ardbeg in those lovely dumpy bottles. Glen Grant brings us drams that are 38 and 45 years old and some that were distilled in 1948 and 1949. Glenfarclas provides a 58 year old bottled for Wealth Solutions and a 50 year old decanter. Glenfiddich chips in with three bottles from the 60s, 1961, 1963 & 1964, as well as a 40 year old and an Ultimate 38 Year Old. Glenlivet brings us drams from 1938, 1940 and 1949 as well as the Glenlivet Vintages collection.
Karuizawa is once again at the forefront of our wishlist with a host of Karuizawa Ghosts Series 2nd Edition, as well as a host of Nohs, Samurais, a Geisha and a vast array of single casks. Macallan has an embarrassment of riches including 1937 decanter, a bottle distilled in 1946, one from 1951, three 1963s, as well as phalanx of Photographers and a Fine and Rare Mini collection.
Port Ellen heads up our lost distillery section, with notable contributions from Brora, Littlemill, Rosebank, Millburn and Glenury Royal. Finally Yamazaki has three 25 year olds and one 25 year old Limited Edition.
PHEW!!!! As always there is a plethora of great drinking drams and great examples of liquid history available for you all to peruse at your leisure and bid away to your hearts' content.
All the best from us here at SWA HQ!