November Auction Highlights
Welcome to the only Whisky auction where every bid is a potential winning bid! Our pre-Christmas sale is bursting with a wealth of old, rare and obscure whiskies. With so many to mention, we won’t bore you with a long list but instead mention a few that stand out from the rest.
Among the many exquisite whiskies available in this sale; we have unearthed nine bottles of Macallan 1958 that were stored in a farm office under a pile of paperwork for the past 40 years. The vendors father originally purchased them from the Derby Co-Operative sometime in the 1970s. The outer box mentions these are a 15 year old so they would have been bottled around 1973. With 3 bottles being consumed the remaining 9 bottles have survived untouched until it was recently discovered. All nine bottles including the case itself are offered for sale in this auction. After this sale there will be no further opportunities to acquire these bottles from this batch.
The Caol Ila Managers Challenge was a small bottling created as a result of a competition held back in the early 2000’s. The idea was that a number of the distillery Managers who’s whiskies went into Bells 8 year old blend were invited to submit samples. These were judged by a group of leading drinks writers who after consideration chose the Caol Ila entry which was very fitting as the event was held at that particular distillery. The photograph attached to this Lot, which appeared in the Scotsman newspaper is Master Blender Gordon Bell with the range of whiskies entered for the final judgment. This is a great opportunity to acquire a single cask, cask strength Caol Ila that indirectly wouldn’t exist unless such exercise took place.
Another rare find from World War One in the form of an Old Mull Blend-bottled in 1917. The label states Thoroughly Matured, A Blend of Old Tobermory And Other Fine Scotch Whiskies. To say this bottle is just short of 100 years old, it is in terrific condition and looks very drinkable. This is an outstanding piece of liquid history and is a once in a life-time dram!
The Brorageddon Single Cask by Douglas Laing was selected by a bunch of American connoisseurs and whisky nuts called ‘The Plowed Society’. The majority of these were sold through The Whisky Shop at an inviting £99. Today the Brorageddon is only talked about and is virtually a mythical bottle as they rarely come to market.
Bowmore is represented in fine fashion starting with the 42 year old Black Bowmore along with 43 year old White Bowmore, both from the epic year of 1964 and both, of course, form part of the renowned trilogy series. We have one of only a handful of official Bowmores from the 1950s; A 38 year old distilled in 1957, this is one of the most exotic and tantalising whiskies from this great distillery and is now becoming increasingly hard to find. Last but in no means least we finish off with the legendary Bowmore Bicentenary a vatting from some of the oldest stocks available at the time stretching back to 1950s through to the mid 60s. This is mind-blowing juice, once you’ve tried these magical Bowmore’s theres no going back!
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