May 2018 Auction Results

Highlights from our May 2018 auction.

May 2018 Auction Results

Glen Grant 1949 Single Cask

A bottle of Glen Grant 67 Year Old, exclusively bottled for Polish company Wealth Solutions. This was distilled in 1949, matured in a single cask for 36 years at Glen Grant distillery, then it was transferred to Gordon & MacPhail’s bonded warehouse on 2 April 1985. This was bottled on 13 May 2016 by Gordon & MacPhail. This is presented in a numbered decanter with stopper, and a round wooden box. The booklet details the history of Glen Grant distillery, as well as independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail and Wealth Solutions.

This is bottle number 125 of 177; it was bottled from cask number 187.

Winning bid £5,100

Laphroaig 40 Year Old Natural Cask Strength – Allied Domecq

A 75cl bottle of Laphroaig 40 Year Old, the oldest official bottling from Laphroaig. This was aged in Warehouse No.1 and bottled at natural cask strength. This was imported to the US by Allied Domecq Spirits.

The label carries a royal warrant by appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales.

This bottling earned an average of 90/100 from Malt Maniacs.

This is bottle number 1971.

Winning bid £4,800

Glenfarclas 1953 Single Cask

A limited edition bottle of Glenfarclas, specially selected for Polish company Wealth Solutions. This was distilled on 20 November 1953, matured in a single first fill sherry butt for 58 years, and bottled by the distillers on 13 February 2012. The cask was selected by Michal Kowalski of Wealth Solutions, Glenfarclas’ George Grant, and Serge Valentin of Malt Maniacs.

This comes in a wooden presentation box, with a booklet detailing the distillery, the vintage, and Wealth Solutions.

This is bottle number 304 of 400; it was bottled from cask number 1674.

Winning bid £3,600

Port Ellen 1979 – 1st Release 22 Year Old

A bottle of Port Ellen 1979, the first of the Annual Releases, bottled in 2002 after 22 years’ maturation.

This is bottle number 1462 of 6000.

Winning bid £2,500

Bowmore 1964 Bicentenary 1779-1979

A bottle of Bowmore 1964, matured in sherry casks and bottled in 1979 to celebrate the distillery’s Bicentenary. This is packaged in a hand blown decanter with presentation box and stopper, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

This is bottle number 17156.

Winning bid £2,500

Macallan 1979 Gran Reserva

A bottle of The Macallan Gran Reserva 18 Year Old. This was distilled in 1979, matured in sherry casks, and bottled in 1997. This was bottled for the Greek market.

Winning bid £2,000

Ardbeg Provenance 1974 Bottled 2000 – USA Bottling

A limited edition bottle of Ardbeg 1974 Provenance, considered to be the last vintage of old style whisky from the distillery, from the final years that the floor maltings were in full use. Presented in a wooden box with a tartan wrap for the bottle.

This version of Provenance is the USA release and was bottled on 29 March 2000.

This is bottle number 5048.

Winning bid £2,000

Talisker 1969 Eagle Label Bottled 1970s – Gordon & MacPhail

A bottle of Talisker 1969 with the eagle label. This was bottled by Gordon & MacPhail, we estimate in the 1970s.

Winning bid £1,750


May 2018 Auction Results