November 2018 Auction Results

Highlights from our November 2018 auction.

November 2018 Auction Results

Remy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl, Bacarrat Crystal Decanter – Magnum

A 150cl magnum of Rémy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl.

Rémy Martin Black Pearl was drawn from a single 100 year old tiercon (blending cask) that contained small quantities of 1200 different eaux-de-vie, some of which were over 100 years old.  This is carafe number 274 of 358 from tiercon number C100-46.

Winning bid £30,100

Johnnie Walker 1805 Celebration Blend, bottled 2005

A bottle of Johnnie Walker 1805, The Celebration Blend, a special edition created to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Walker in 2005. This is a blend of whiskies aged from 45 to 75 years and is bottled at cask strength. The bottle is presented in a lockable wooden case and comes with a replica of Alexander Walker’s recipe book, detailing the ingredients of some of Johnnie Walker’s most famous blends, and an ornate quill.

This is bottle number 33 of 200.

Winning bid £18,700

Macallan 1954 Fine & Rare, 47 Year Old

A bottle of The Macallan 1954 from the Fine & Rare collection. This was matured in sherry cask number 1902 for 47 years, and bottled in 2002. This bottle has unique reference number VXDN8I, it was registered with the distillery on 22 August 2013.

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 £18,100

Macallan 40 Year Old, 2017 Release

A bottle of The Macallan 40 Year Old. This was matured in sherry seasoned European and American oak casks for a minimum of 40 years, then released in 2017. The bottle is presented in a wooden case.

Winning bid £14,500

Macallan 1948 Select Reserve, 51 Year Old

A bottle of The Macallan 1948 Select Reserve Fifty One Years Old. It carries a unique date of 21 June 1948 corresponding to one of the three hundred and sixty six days of 1948.  This comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by Distillery Manager David G. Robertson and is presented in a wooden box.

This was bottled from three Spanish Oak sherry casks.

Winning bid £13,200

Macallan 1938 Handwritten Label

A bottle of The Macallan 1938, bottled in the early 1980s by Gordon & MacPhail. This bottling has a handwritten label and is presented in a wooden box.

Winning bid £11,100

Karuizawa Five Decades 1960-2000

A bottle of Karuizawa Five Decades, a single malt made with whiskies distilled between 1960 and 2000. The whiskies were married in an ex-Karuizawa cask before bottling. This intricately engraved bottle was released in 2015 exclusively for Isetan department store and is presented in a lockable presentation box.

Winning bid £8,400

Laphroaig 1960 Vintage Reserve 40 Year Old

A bottle of Laphroaig 1960 Vintage Reserve. This was distilled by Bessie Williamson (the first female distillery manager of the 20th century), matured in the distillery’s Warehouse No.1 for 40 years before bottling at natural cask strength.

This bottling was released by Oddbins around the turn of the century, and only 300 were released with the ‘1960’ label, the worldwide release was labelled as ’40 Year Old’.

Winning bid £4,500

Highland Park 1958, 40 Year Old – Bottled 1998

A limited edition bottle of Highland Park 1958, 40 Year Old, bottled in 1998 at 44% ABV.

This comes in a wooden presentation case with a heavy crystal decanter and stopper. Also included is a small commemorative book titled ‘Hourglass, Reflections on Orkney, Time and Highland Park’, which is signed by then Highland Park distillery manager Jim Robertson.

This scored 95 points on Whisky Fun.

This is bottle number 202 of 665.

Winning bid £4,400

Bacardi Carta Blanca, bottled 1916-1919 – Santiago De Cuba

A bottle of Bacardi Carta Blanca rum from Santiago de Cuba. We estimate this was bottled in 1916 to 1919.

Bacardi was founded in 1862, and family-owned for seven generations. In 1912, Emilio Bacardi travelled to Egypt, where he purchased a mummy (still on display) for the future Emilio Bacardi Moreau Municipal Museum in Santiago de Cuba. In Santiago, his brother Facundo M. Bacardí continued to manage the company along with Schueg, who began the company’s international expansion by opening bottling plants in Barcelona (1910) and New York City (1915). The New York plant was shut down soon after due to Prohibition, while during this time Cuba became a preferred holiday destination for US tourists.

Winning bid £3,200


November 2018 Auction Results