A 1968 single malt from Karuizawa distillery, this was bottled in 2012 exclusively for Whisky Live Taipei at 63.6% ABV. Karuizawa was founded in 1955 and was Japan’s smallest whisky distillery. In 1959, it became the first distillery to export whisky overseas. Sadly, Karuizawa distillery stopped production in 2000 and closed for good in 2011.
Winning bid £5,000
An extremely rare bottle of 1989 vintage Macallan from the Fine & Rare series, bottled in 2010 as a 21-year-old, this is a real collector’s item. The Macallan Fine & Rare Collection represents the very best of The Macallan’s oldest maturing stock. Every year the range is augmented by the introduction of the new vintage release.
Winning bid £4,300
An old bottle of Ardbeg 10 Year Old. It was bottled during the 1960s by the owners at the time, Hiram Walker.
Winning bid £3,000
A legendary bottle of Caol Ila 15 Year Old, selected by the Diageo distillery managers and released as part of the Manager’s Dram series and originally given to friends and employees of the distillery and not openly sold to the public.
Winning bid £2,900
A rare 1936-vintage Macallan bottled sometime in the 1970s by Gordon & MacPhail at 40% ABV.
Winning bid £2,600
A bottle of 1959 Glenfarclas, distilled on Christmas Day of that year, and bottled 43 years later on 24 June, 2002. This whisky comes from four sherry hogsheads which produced just 240 bottles.
Winning bid £1,100
A very rare dumpy decanter of Hennessy Nostalgie De Bagnolet Cognac in a crystal decanter. This is named after the Hennessy family castle which used to be located at Bagnolet, Paris.
Winning bid £750
A bottle of Chartreuse Yellow Liqueur bottled between 1956 and 1964.
Winning bid £550