Bottled in 2011, this stunning Yamazaki 50 Year Old is presented in a black wooden box. The etched bottle is topped with delicate Japanese washi paper tied with scarlet and gold cord. This luxurious whisky has been matured for at least half a century in a high proportion of Japanese mizunara oak casks. This edition is rumoured to exceed the quality of earlier releases.
Winning bid £62,600
A very old bottle of Chartreuse Green liqueur. We estimate this was bottled between 1878 and 1903.
Winning bid £11,100
A bottle of 1970 Laphroaig, bottled in 1986 for Italian importer, Samaroli. Bottle no. 684 of 720.
Winning bid £7,100
A bottle of Bitter Truth 24 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey. This was distilled in 1984 at the Willett Distillery and bottled at a cask strength of 69.2% ABV.
Winning bid £4,000
A bottle of 1976 Ardbeg Manager’s Choice. This was bottled from a sherry butt chosen by distillery manager, Stuart Thomson, in 1999.
Winning bid £3,900
A bottle of 1956 Macallan Over 15 Years Old. This was bottled sometime in the 1970s for Italian importer Rinaldi.
Winning bid £3,200
Very Olde St Nick 25 Year Old Heaven Hill
A bottle of Very Olde St Nick 25 Year Old Bourbon from Heaven Hill distillery. Very Olde St Nick was created in 1984 to capitalize on Japan’s thirst for extra-aged Bourbon. Originally produced and bottled by Julian Van Winkle at his Lawrenceburg facility, bottling later moved to Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Bardstown, and used whiskey distilled at Heaven Hill distillery.
Winning bid £900