An intense and impressive 31-year-old whisky from Karuizawa, bottled specially for The Whisky Exchange with the famous Geisha labels. Matured in a sherry cask. Karuizawa was founded in 1955 and was Japan’s smallest whisky distillery. In 1959, they became the first Japanese distillery to export whisky overseas.
Winning bid £2,600
The latest bottling of Yamazaki’s famed sherry cask range. Huge interest in the Japanese distillery’s sherry cask whisky was generated after Jim Murray – author of the Whisky Bibles – named the 2013 instalment as his World Whisky of the Year in his 2015 edition. Just 5,000 bottles of this whisky are being made available worldwide, while less than 200 were rumoured to be available in the UK.
Winning bid £2,200
A legendary bottling from Velier of Skeldon’s 1978 Full Proof Demerara rum. This was distilled in a Coffey still by Demerara Distillers in Georgetown, Guyana, aged in three barrels for 27 years and bottled at 60.4% ABV.
Winning bid £1,850
A legendary 1940 Macallan, aged for more than 40 years before bottling in 1981. When this whisky was distilled, Macallan had just two stills but, by the time it came to bottling, the distillery had expanded to 21.
Winning bid £4,000
An incredible 40-year-old Laphroaig that scored 93 points on Whiskyfun.com. This is the distillery’s oldest expression released at a natural cask strength of 42.4% ABV.
Winning bid £2,300
A 1936 vintage bottling of Mortlach, released after 43 years of maturation by Gordon & MacPhail for their Connoisseurs Choice series.
Winning bid £1,600
This is a limited-edition flagon of 30 Year Old Littlemill, distilled on 2 May 1950 and bottled in June 1981.
Winning bid £925
A sought-after bottle of Lagavulin 12 Year Old produced by White Horse Distillers. We estimate it dates from the very early 1980s and was therefore distilled in the late 1960s.
Winning bid £700
An old bottling of 12-year-old JJ&S Liqueur Dublin Whisky, distilled and bottled by John Jameson.
Winning bid £480