Welcome to Whisky Online Auctions big annual Christmas sale.

We always like to try and make this special annual extended Christmas whisky auction packed to the rafters with great bottles at all price levels and this year’s sale is no exception.

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At the top of the Christmas auction it’s difficult to know where to begin. The Karuizawa for the Nepal Tasting is an undoubted highlight, with only 50 bottles released this is sure to be a star bottle this sale. It is joined by several other terrific bottlings from this distillery from older vintages such as 1968 and 1976 to rarer examples such as the 1981 cask 4333 of which only 94 bottles were produced.

We have a welcome return of old favourites such as the Macallan 1946 and the Ardbeg 1976 Manager’s Choice. There’s a Laphroaig 40 year old, a Bowmore 1964 Fino cask and a pair of Black Bowmores (2nd & 3rd editions). There is a bottle of the Springbank 1966 Local Barley cask 443 – one of the first expressions in this series and one of the most sought after Springbanks ever bottled.

There’s an Ardbeg Gold Auriverdes, a 1957 Macallan Anniversary Malt, a 1972 Rare Malts Brora, an exceptionally rare 5 year old official bottling of Glenugie, a Knappogue Castle 1951, a 1957 Mortlach Cadenhead Dumpy, a 1959 Bruichladdich Cadenhead dumpy and near complete set of Flora & Fauna bottlings in one lot.

One of our favourite bottles in this sale is the return of the stunning Laphroaig 12 year old bottled in the 1960s by Cadenhead, these are now almost impossible to find and the whisky inside carries a well deserved and hefty reputation. All this only scratches the surface though, there just isn’t time to list all the myriad bottles of Port Ellen, Ardbeg, Springbank and SMWS releases.

There’s another wonderful and vast selection from the old First Cask series, there are numerous terrific old Glenfarclas, old Signatory, Berry Brothers and Douglas Laing releases, rare single casks, old, long-since discontinued official bottlings and stacks of great budget drinking drams. There’s nothing short of an incredible selection of bottles up for grabs so you’ll almost certainly find something to suit your collection or your drinking stash in this sale.

We’ll leave it there for now, all that remains is for you to dive in, have a rummage and enjoy the Christmas Whisky auction.


Good luck and happy bidding and have a fantastic time this Chrismas and New Year. We’d like to thank everyone who has participated in our auctions this year, whether as a buyer or a seller your continued custom means we can continue to put together sales of this scope and quality.

All the best for 2016 and Slante!

The Whisky Online Auctions team

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