March 2018 Auction Results

Highlights from our March 2018 auction.

March 2018 Auction Results

Black Bowmore 1964 Final Edition

The final edition of Black Bowmore 1964.

The Bowmore distillery underwent an extensive upgrade in late 1963, and this bottling comes from the first distillation following the conversion. This was matured in oloroso sherry casks for 31 years before bottling in 1995. Each bottle is numbered and signed by the then distillery manager, James McColl.

This is bottle number 314 of 1812.

Winning bid £9,100

SMWS 27.32 Springbank 1965

A 1965 vintage whisky from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. This whisky was distilled at Springbank in 1965, and bottled in September 1995.

Winning bid £4,100

Chartreuse Yellow, bottled 1878 – 1903

A very old bottle of Chartreuse Yellow liqueur. We estimate this was bottled between 1878 and 1903, before the Chartreuse distillery was nationalised and the Carthusian order of monks were expelled from France.

Winning bid £4,400

Bowmore Bottled 1970s – Cadenhead’s

A bottle of Bowmore from independent bottler Cadenhead’s. The label reads: Bowmore Distillery, Isle of Islay. Proprietors: Sheriff’s Bowmore Distillery Ltd. We estimate this was bottled in the 1970s.

Winning bid £2,500

Skeldon 1973 Full Proof 32 Year Old – Velier

A bottle of Skeldon 32 Year Old Full Proof Demerara rum. This was distilled in a Coffey still in August 1973, matured fully in tropical weather, and bottled from four barrels in April 2005.

This is one of 544 bottles.

Winning bid £4,300

Wray & Nephew Private Stock

A bottle of Wray & Nephew Private Stock Jamaica rum. The label reads: This is bottle number 785/70 of a limited edition of Private Stock. A real old matured Jamaica Rum of great age – . The label is missing below this point. It is also missing the Soffiantino & Co. importer’s label.

The bottom of the bottle is embossed with: Wray & Nephew Ltd. Kingston, Jamaica.

We estimate this was bottled in the 1960s to early 1970s.

Winning bid £4,100

Laphroaig 1973, 13 Year Old 

A bottle of Laphroaig 13 Year Old. This was distilled in 1973 and bottled in 1986 for Italian importer Intertrade.

This bottle has been signed and authenticated at our offices by Nadi Fiori, the founder of Intertrade.
Intertrade was an importer that selected and bottled un-chillfiltered malt whiskies from Gordon & MacPhail’s stocks.

Winning bid £2,800

Highland Park 1964 Orcadian Vintage

A bottle of Highland Park 1964. This was bottled in 2008 and is the first entry in Highland Park’s Orcadian Vintages range. This was awarded 94 points on Whiskyfun.

This is one of 290 bottles.

Winning bid £3,900


March 2018 Auction Results