A picture of Black Bowmore is worth a thousand words but…
This final edition of Black Bowmore 1964 was imported to Australia by Suntory (Aust.) Pty. Ltd.
The Bowmore distillery underwent an extensive upgrade in late 1963, and this bottling comes from the first distillation following the conversion.
This Bowmore 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.
Winning bid £10,900
The early 21st century was a time of crisis for the Japanese whisky industry. While smaller distilleries Karuizawa and Hanyu did not survive, Suntory launched its own bid to increase sales. In November 2004 the ‘Owner’s Cask’ program, a parcel of 103 casks, was made available to individuals and small businesses.
Thanks to improving fortunes the program ended in 2010, but it’s not too late to pick up bottle number 22 of the 164 that was taken from this Owner’s Cask of 1989 Hakushu in 2006.
Winning bid £1,350
A litre bottle of Martell Premier Voyage Cognac, a blend of 18 eaux-de-vie, of which the oldest dates from 1868. This Cognac was created to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Martell in 2015. This bottle comes in a large wooden chest, with a valinch (a large pipette) for serving. The bottle itself is the centre of a sculpture by French conceptual artist Bernar Venet.
This is bottle number 237 of 300.
Winning bid £5,600
A bottle of Caroni Golden Jewel Rum ‘matured dry and delicate.’ This was distributed by Tate & Lyle Ltd, London and Liverpool. We estimate this was bottled in the 1960s.
This bottle is being sold by the beneficiaries of the estate of an ex-employee of Tate & Lyle who worked there between the ages of 16 to 64.
Winning bid £3,100
A bottle of Very Old Fitzgerald 10 Year Old, packaged with a pair of shot glasses in a presentation box. This whiskey was barrelled in 1957 at Stitzel-Weller distillery, and bottled for export in 1967.
Winning bid £1,800
A bottle of The General, a long-aged blended Scotch whisky from independent bottler Compass Box.
This expression is made from two parcels of whisky, both were vatted at a young age and matured in cask for decades before being sourced and blended by Compass Box.
This is bottle number 31 of 1698 bottles.
Winning bid £1,300
A bottle of Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year Old Handmade Bourbon, bottled at 45% ABV.
Winning bid £875
A bottle of The Macallan 1957, bottled in 1982 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the foundation of Rinaldi Brothers Inc., Bologna. This bottle has a handwritten label and is presented in a wooden box. It was imported to Italy by Rinaldi.
Winning bid £5,300