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Welcome to our June auction. This month we’ve managed to put together quite a remarkable auction with some real gems that rarely ever see the light of day.
The undoubted auction highlights – and our personal favourites – have to be the two super old Laphroaigs. A 14 year old bottled circa 1950 and a 10 year old rotation 1969, both Carlton imports, both 91.4 US proof and both absolutely beautiful and historic old examples of Islay single malt. These kinds of bottles find their way to the auction market so rarely that their appearance here is a real one off chance to acquire such legendary liquid.
There’s plenty more heavy hitters in this sale as well though. The Glen Grant 1952 60 year old bottled by G&M for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 makes a debut appearance with us. This is matched by the Glenfarclas 1953 58 Year Old for Wealth Solutions, one of the best Glenfarclas we’ve ever tasted and now a very hard to find bottle. We have editions 2 and 3 of Black Bowmore. The 1981 Port Ellen Feis Ile single cask. A wonderful selection of some very hard to find Karuizawas, including the 1970 – 2012 cask 6227 and the 1981 – 2012 cask 158 of which only 45 bottles were ever produced.
Johnnie Walker fans will be pleased to see both the 2012 and 2013 editions of the Director’s Blends up for grabs this month, these bottles see auction so rarely that this is a great chance to plug a hole in your set or kick start a collection of your own. Rare Malts fans will also be delighted at the selection of bottlings in this month’s sale, with a few obscure and hard to find strength variations amongst them. We’ve got two of the 1976 – 2002 Ardbeg cask 2390, the first Brora 30 year old 2002 release along with a lovely selection of other Broras and Port Ellens including the very scarce 1977 SMWS 43.4. We have a MacPhail’s 1950 33 year old, a beautiful Martel Cordon Bleu Baccarat crystal decanter from the early 1970s and a 1973 Bowmore bottled exclusively for the Morrison Bowmore 50th anniversary dinner that is very hard to find.
This month sees a heavy lean towards older Islay Malts with old vintage Bowmores from the 1960s, old Laphroaigs, White Horse Lagavulins, a Sherriff’s Bowmore, plenty old Ardbegs and – of course – the post Feis Ile plethora of his years Islay Festival bottlings; including the brilliant Laphroaig Cairdeas and 1991 Lagavulin. At the cheaper end of the sale there is the usual selection of budget drinkers, old obscure bottlings and tasty old official malts or blends that will lend intrigue and delight to any drinks cabinet.
On top of that we have an unusually large selection of wine in this month’s sale. Featuring many lovely and highly drinkable examples mainly from Italy, Australia, France and a few from South Africa; why not treat yourself to something delicious to have with the BBQ this summer. Or a case of 1977 Sandeman’s Vintage Port?
Whatever your tastes you’re bound to find something in this sale. So enjoy sifting through and happy bidding.
All the best
The Whisky Online Auctions team
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