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Hi folks and welcome to our 61st auction. This month we lay before you a plethora of fabulous bottles from all across the world, offering you some of the finest whiskies the distillers and blenders of this industry have to offer.
Big Peatrie is back again, excited, as always, to bring you his favourite bottles. This month you can see his vLog here.
Ardbeg Special 1965 40 Year old is this month's star. This wonderful whisky is housed in an impressive museum case and comes with a matching mini.
One fantastic lot, 26 stellar bottles, it can only be the SMWS 26 Malt Collection. One of only 20 collections in the world, this work of art is a collaboration between writers, designers and of course the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
We have four bottles from the Ichiro's Malt Card Series - the Ace of Spades, Jack of Clubs, King of Diamonds and the Queen of Hearts. These single cask releases, designed to stand out from the crowd by Ichiro Akuto, have attained cult status over the years.
There are some lovely blends in this month's auction with a showing from the 2012 Release of Johnnie Walker's The Directors Blend . Limited to only 504 bottles, this is a masterclass in the art of blending from the world's leading blend. There is also a John Haig Gold Label bearing the crest of King George the V and a Johnnie Walker Excelsior distilled in 1947 and bottled in 1997.
Lost distilleries this month bring us a first annual release from Port Ellen as well as two Karuizawa/Kawasaki 'Time Slip'. Glenury arrives in the very rare form of an Old Malt Cask release distilled in 1968, one of only 26 bottles released.
In fact, 1968 is very well represented this month with lovely bottles from Bowmore, Glen Grant and three from Macallan; an Over 25 Year Old Anniversary Malt an 18 year old and a 33 year old from Duncan Taylor.
We have two different 30 year old releases from Karuizawa, one a Samurai and the other a Noh cask. Highland Park brings us impressive looking vintages from 1970, 1971 and 1976 as well as two 40 year olds.
And last, but by no means least, there is a bottle of beer brewed in 1902! Yup, a bottle of Bass King's Ale makes for a wonderful example of liquid history.
As always there is a munificence of great drinking drams and great examples of liquid history available for you to peruse at your leisure and bid away to your hearts' content.
Just a wee reminder that if you wish to pick up and/or drop off bottles, please go to our new premises at 139 Lancefield St, Glasgow, G3 8HZ . If you have any questions or queries please give use a call on 0141 248 3226.
All the best from us here at SWA HQ!