A truly rare whisky from Bowmore‘s number one vault. Distilled in 1957 and carefully watched over by the distillery manager for 38 long years, after which there was no option but to bottle the whisky, lest it fall below 40% ABV.
Winning bid £3,400
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 distillery to export whisky overseas. Sadly, Karuizawa distillery stopped production in 2000 and closed for good in 2011.
Winning bid £3,400
A hand-crafted trinket box from quarter cut Burr Oak and English Oak with a raised nickel band and a silver plaque on the lid bearing The Macallan in Linley engraving.
Macallan distillery confirmed that there were fewer than 20 of this sets ever made.
This extremely rare set contains six miniatures from The Macallan Fine & Rare vintages:
The Macallan 1947 – 17 Year Old bottled at 45.4%
The Macallan 1952 – 50 Year Old bottled at 50.8%
The Macallan 1965 – 36 Year Old bottled at 56.3%
The Macallan 1969 – 32 Year Old bottled at 50.6%
The Macallan 1976 – 29 Year Old bottled at 44.5%
The Macallan 1989 – 21 Year Old bottled at 55.2%
Winning bid £2,900
A stunning 33-year-old blend from the hands of Ichiro Akuto.
Ichiro owns Chichibu distillery and also old stocks of the now-closed Hanyu and Kawasaki distilleries. Kawasaki used to produce a grain whisky which was aged in sherry casks. Each bottled was hand-signed by Ichiro Akuto itself.
Winning bid £925
Winning bid £825
A special release of 2000 vintage Hanyu originally for Japanese whisky specialist Shinanoya. The spirit was distilled in the final year of Hanyu’s operation and has been finished for three and a half year in experimental casks fitted with red oak heads.
Winning bid £775
A very rare cask strength Glenlivet 1968, this Reserve Vintage was bottled from cask 7629 in 2008.
Winning bid £750