June Auction Highlights
So we’re halfway through the year and we’ve got another consistent and refreshing auction lined up. Diving straight in we’ve got two full casks of 1993 Macallan that are currently held in bond. With Macallan continuing to grow at a rapid pace and the fact their coming to the end of building a new distillery with an astonishing 36 stills, it’s obvious they see demand outstripping supply. This appearance here at Whisky Online Auctions is a great opportunity to obtain liquid from the original Macallan distillery that is believed to be closing and made silent in the near future!
From the 1950s there’s a beautiful old bottle of Jameson’s Three Star which was distilled at the original Bow St Distillery in Dublin and a very obscure unblended NAS Glenlivet which amusingly mentions it’s ‘The Only Genuine Glenlivet Whisky’.
Jumping to the 1970s and you won’t be disappointed; You’ll find a 12-year-old dumpy Glendronach, the 8-year-old tall bottle variation. Two unusual Ord, a fruit bomb of a 12-year-old and a young 5 year old for the Italian market. Elsewhere from the 1970s, there’s a 105 proof Glenfarclas 8-year-old, 10-year-old Tormore & Tomatin. 12 years old we have the classic diamond shaped Oban, the uncommon Dalmore and a very clean Glen Elgin.
The 1980s is very similar with several dumpy 12-year-old Glendronach and again the tall 8-year-olds. Three brown dumpy 12-year-old Bowmore including a 1 litre, two Glenury Royal 12 year old that hardly ever turn up in auction anymore. Others worth a mention are an alluringly dark Dalwhinnie 15-year-old, 12-year-old Dalmore and the Classic Balvenie.
Rare Malts is represented well in this sale and highlighting the lot is a 1972 Brora, we haven’t had this variation at 61.1% since early 2015 so it will be interesting to see how it compares to the other 4 variations in the current market. Beside this, there’s a 1972 Clynelish bottled at 58.95% that we’ve never even had before. Additionally, for Rare Malts, many of which are from closed distilleries include a Glenlochy 1969, a 1970 & 1971 Hillside, Glenury Royal 1970, Millburn 1975 and finally several from 1979 such as Glen Mhor, Coleburn, St Magdalene and Rosebank.
There’s an influx of Single Cask Glendronach appearing in our June auction. Many consist of UK Exclusive releases ranging from 18 year old up to 24 year old. Batch releases include a 1972 41-year-old from batch 9, a couple of 24-year-olds from batch 11, 21-year-old & 23-year-olds from batch 9, 10, 13. Not forgetting a full batch of 14 and the latest 25-year-old Grandeur.
It’s nice to see an array of Special Releases in this sale. From 2002 there’s a 1966 36-year-old Dalwhinnie, a 30-year-old Glen Ord from 2005, Glenury Royal 36-year-old from 2007, Talisker 30 year old from 2011, 35 year old from 2012 and two 35-year-old Brora from 2013 & 2013.
Whiskies with age behind them include a wonderful 1979 Auchentoshan matured in an Oloroso sherry cask for 32 years. Two 30-year-old Laphroaig, numerous Single Cask Benriach ranging from 27 year old – 40 year old. For the first time we see the 1966 40-year-old Dalmore and a 1967 45-year-old Ben Nevis. From Balblair we have one of their great releases from 2004, the 1966 38-year-old and the 1969 31 year old that hardly ever appears in auction. Last but no means least a 1963 Glenfiddich exclusively bottled for Scotland.
A few more that are well worth a mention involve a Macallan 1938 Fine & Rare, two Black Bowmore with great filling levels, an undisclosed pure single malt scotch whisky distilled in 1961 and a hugely desirable 1966 Laphroaig by Cadenhead. Finally, we have a whole host of Managers Drams ranging from early releases such as Oban & Glen Elgin to more modern releases like Talisker. Oh and a very obscure Frigate rum bottled by John Walker & Son Ltd Sydney.
As always all bottles will start off at £10 with no set reserves meaning every bid is a potential winning bid.
All the best from all of us here at Whisky Online Auctions.