SMWS 26 Malt Collection

SMWS 26 Malt Collection
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Winning bid: £3100.00
Lot number: 0611842

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 received 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. Their creative adventures recorded in a journal, ‘26 Malts: Some Joy Ride’.

The exhibition, comprising the 26 bottles in a bespoke display cabinet and 26 framed pieces of artwork, was on show at The Society’s Edinburgh and London venues between August and October 2005. The exhibition was sponsored by Arts & Business Scotland and its run in London was part of the London Design Festival. The exhibition went on show again between January 20 – February 26 at The Lighthouse, Centre for Architecture and Design in Glasgow.

Rarely together at auction, all 26 malts are here, along with the book of the remarkable journey.

The whiskies are all 50cl

Ardmore 66.19, aged 20, and bottled at 54.1%

Bowmore 3.105 12yo and 54.8%

Bowmore 3.109, 12yo and 59.6%

Bowmore 3.109, 12yo and 60.7%

Bowmore 3.110, 12yo and 63.6%

Caol Ila 53.92, 25yo and 59.1%

Clynelish 26.40, 12yo and 53.9%

Clynelish 26.42, 12 and 58.5%

Cragganmore 37.26, 18yo and 59.9%

Cragganmore 37.27, 19yo and 59.6%

Craigellachie 344.29, 11yo 57.9%

Dailuaine 41.33, 14yo and 60.4%

Dailuaine 41.34, 14yo and 59.8%

Dallas Dhu 45.16, 29yo and 49.2%

Glenlivet 2.62 16yo and 57.8%

Glenlivet 2.63, 16yo and 59.8%

Glen Ord 77.10, 17yo and 57.6%

Glen Ord 77.11, 17yo and 58.7%

Highland Park 4.104, 16yo and 54.6%

Laphroaig 29.44, 13yo and 58.4%

Loch Lomond Croftengea, 12yo and 60.5%

Macallan 24.86, 20yo and 55.2%

Mannochmore 64.8, 12yo and 57.2%

Mannochmore 64.9, 12 and 56%

Royal Brackla 55.15, 11yo and 58.4%

Springbank 27.60, 15yo and 54.9%

Please note condition of the bottles.

Please examine the images of the bottle, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 61st Auction (Ended May 1, 2016)
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