Welcome to Whisky Online Auctions November sale
Welcome to Whisky Online Auctions’ November sale. This is the last sale before Christmas and – appropriately enough – is rather jam packed with all kinds of wonderful bottles.
The obvious highlights this sale are numerous. Starting off with Macallan we have a 1950 Fine & Rare 53 year old cask 600, there’s hardly any Fine & Rare Macallans turning up at auction anymore these days so this is a rare chance to get this legendary release at auction. Joining this one is a stunning box set of Speymalt Macallan’s from Gordon & MacPhail, featuring six releases from 1940, 1950, 1967, 1973, 1987 and – not least – the 1938 65 year old. This is a real work of beauty this set and very rarely available these days so don’t be shy if you want this one.
Bowmore – as usual these days it seems – is the other crowning distillery this sale. The 1964 46 year old is undoubtedly the star, only 72 bottles of this total masterpiece were ever released and they are unlikely to turn up very often so this is probably the cheapest you’ll ever be able to get one if you want it.
Joining this wonderful bottle are a full set of the first Black Bowmore trilogy, including a first edition with a brilliantly preserved fill level still into the neck and a very rare 75cl third release variant for the USA.
Other choice high end bits and pieces include the 2004 release Glenfiddich 40 year old, Karuizawa 1983 cask 7576, a 1st edition Ardbeg Provenance and an extremely rare spring cap sealed Royal Household bottled around 1960. We have a beautifully dark and very hard to find Macallan 15 year old 100 proof bottled around 1970 by Gordon & MacPhail. We have a very rare 1962 Convalmore 23 year old Cadenhead dumpy bottled exclusively for America. A Bowmore 1968 32yo, a Glenfiddich 29 year old Spirit Of The Nation and a very rare Glen Moray 53 Blend bottled around 1950.
There are some very scarce late 1990s Berry Brothers bottlings including a black as pitch 1972 Bunnahabhain, there is a vast selection of First Cask bottlings spread throughout the sale along with a healthy selection of Signatory and Rare Malts releases as well. There are stack of old blends, old independent bottlings, rare official examples, long discontinued official releases. Whole cases of whisky, smatterings of ports (ideal for festive tippling), some very early rotation Ardbeg 17 year olds from 1997 and 1998 and a 1968 30 year old Glenfiddich.
There are some absolutely beautiful official Karuizawa tasting glass sets, ideal christmas presents for the Karuizawa lover in your life, or yourself. On top of this there are stacks of other old Macallans, Bowmores, Highland Parks and Laphroaigs and all manner of other terrific bottles there just isn’t time to go into here.
So whether you’re looking for Christmas presents for others or yourself, looking to stock up the drinks cabinet with tasty but affordable drams or just out for your usual bottle hunting, there’s plenty to choose from in this sale.
So enjoy the auction, best of luck and happy bidding.
All the best
The Whisky Online Auctions team