An incredible rare and old Macallan, distilled in 1938 and released in the early 1980s. This was distilled when the distillery had only six stills and was bottled when it had 21, three expansions later.
Winning bid £5,900
Provenance is a 1974 Ardbeg, considered to be the last vintage of old-style whisky from the distillery, and the last year the floor maltings were in full use.
Winning bid £1,350
From Douglas Laing’s Old and Rare Platinum Selection comes a very rare Brora, distilled in 1970 and bottled at cask strength at 32 years of age. This is the oldest vintage from Brora available today, the name used to be Clynelish until the owners SMD built a brand new Clynelish distillery right across the road in 1968.
Winning bid £1,750
One of a pair of mirror-image labelled bottles released at The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2014. This is the sherry matured half of the duo. Karuizawa was founded in 1955 and was Japan’s smallest whisky distillery. In 1959, they became the first distillery to export whisky overseas. Sadly, Karuizawa distillery stopped production in 2000 and closed for good in 2011.
Winning bid £3,000
The second of the Orcadian Vintage series, 1968 Vintage was released in November 2009.
Eight refill hogshead casks yielded only 1,550 bottles at a natural strength of 45.6% abv, each carefully chosen by Max McFarlane, Highland Park Whisky Maker.
With its naturally golden hue, full-bodied flavour with hints of honey and lemongrass, the Orcadian 1968 Vintage is an exceptionally fine whisky that builds on the peerless reputation of Highland Park.
Winning bid £1,550
Winning bid £300