A very special and rare single cask release of whiskey from Cork’s Midleton distillery, home to Jameson amongst others. Distilled in 1969, aged for 30 years and bottled just in time for the millennium in 1999.
Winning bid £1,650
The famous 2013 Yamazaki Single Cask, matured in ex-oloroso sherry casks. It sold out very quickly on release and has become very hard to find since. In his 2015 Whisky Bible, Jim Murray scored it 97.5pts out of 100 and named it his World Whisky of the Year, further adding to the whisky’s popularity.
Winning bid £1,650
This is a special edition Jarnacaise bottle, never released for sale, commemorating the launch of the seventh decanter in the limited edition Courvoisier Erté Collection. Called “La Part des Anges” (the angel’s share) it continues an artistic pilgrimage by Erté, the master of art deco, which celebrated the creation of fine cognac from grapes of the Charente region. Originally, this was meant to be the final entry in the series, as the included paperwork attests, but due to the popularity of the range, Courvoisier also released a final, eighth decanter.
Winning bid £1,200
An old bottle of Golden Jamaica Rum from Lemon Hart. This brand was established in 1804 and quickly became one of the first rum suppliers to the British Navy. We estimate this dates from the 1950s.
Winning bid £400
An extremely rare bottle of 1972 vintage Macallan from their Fine & Rare series, bottled in 2002 as a 29-year-old, this is a real collector’s item. The Macallan Fine & Rare Collection represents the very best of The Macallan’s oldest maturing stock and the greatest range of vintage single malt ever released. Every year the range is augmented by the introduction of the new vintage release. The natural dark walnut wood colour of this whisky indicates maturation in an incredibly rich, first-fill Spanish oak sherry cask.
Winning bid £5,600
A rare 1981 sherry-cask-matured Karuizawa bottled in 2014 and released in 2015. The label features an image of a Suji Bachi Kabuto, a type of helmet worn by ancient Japanese warriors. 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 £2,600
This is the 2010 edition of the Johnnie Walker Directors Blends, the third in the series. The range consists of some of the rarest Johnnie Walker bottlings ever created – never on general sale, they are instead given as ‘a personal gift to esteemed friends’ of Johnnie Walker. They very rarely appear at auction.
Winning bid £2,500