Putting together this months sale has been quite a challenge, whether it’s because the bottles have been scattered all over the country, or just the sheer heat beaming through the van windscreen or leaving customers houses at midnight. regardless we’ve had a laugh along the way, and not forgetting the pleasure of meeting great people in the process.
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So let’s kick start with two exceptional bottling from 1955 starting with a Bowmore 1955 40 year old. In cask this has seen seven different distillery managers. It started life in a Bourbon Hogshead, 20 years later it was transferred to a carefully selected Sherry Butt, it was then left to mature for a further 20 years. The outcome is a pinnacle of its kind. The decanter and wooden presentation both reflect similar care and attention to detail as the liquid itself. Using traditional skills each decanter has been individually blown, hand cut and engraved by the artists of Caithness Glass. Each decanter is individually numbered and has been created to reflect images of the traditional Bowmore bottle. The individual oak presentation case has been hand made by the Master Cabinet Makers of Charles Kirkby & sons. These skills combined are the result of a pure pedigree.

Over at Speyside we have a 1955 Glenfarclas 50 year old specially bottled for the bicentenary of John Grant’s birth. With only 110 bottles worldwide and with many been consumed this has become the hardest and rarest Glenfarclas to acquire of the modern age.

Talking of 1950s we have a marvellous Glen Grant 10 year old bottled by Moray Bonding in the 1950s. Moray Bonding was a private limited company established in 1947 and like Gordon & MacPhail they held a license to bottle Glen Grant as a single malt on behalf of the Distillery.

Onto the late 1960s/1970s you will find a very elegant Glenfarclas-Glenlivet 8 year old with part screen printed label. An official Talisker 12 year old that was distilled in the 1960s and the legendary Bowmore Bicentenary.

From the 1980s there is a beautiful pale looking 30 year old Springbank distilled in the 1950s which was purchased from Harrods Knightsbridge in 1989 for £145 by the vendor. Two unblended Rosebanks with the three stills one of which is the extremely hard to find 12 year old variation.

Good old aged whiskies feature a Glengoyne 1968 single cask, Glendronach 1975Glendronach  33 year old, Macduff 1967, Macallan 1965, Highland Park 1977, Glen Ord 1975, Glenfarclas 1956 Family Cask – 40 year old Millennium and a Blairfindy 1964 40 year old.

We have a wealth of Connoisseurs Choice including a St Magdalene 1963 and a good batch of SMWS highlighting a Brora 61.9.

Elsewhere we have another batch of Springbank including the 21 year old bottled back in 2005. Rum is in force again by Cadenhead and Closed distillery Caroni.

We will stop here and let you find the rest yourself.

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As always good luck and happy bidding from all of us here at Whisky Online Auctions.


July Whisky auction Highlights

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