Our January Auction presents over 5,500 diverse whiskies including a new offering from Pat’s Whisk(e)y Collection – the world’s largest private collection of whisky to come to auction. With thousands of whiskies to discover, we’ve whittled down some curated highlights picked by our in-house whisky experts for your attention…
Our January Auction features two exceptionally rare releases from Islay bottled especially for SCOMA in Germany.
The cask strength Ardbeg is is one of the early Wm. Cadenhead “dumpies” from the early 1980s which are very rare and increasingly collectible. The ‘dark sherry’ Port Ellen bottled by James MacArthur remains one of the rarest and most sought-after of their bottlings, scoring a legendary 98 points from Serge Valentin on WhiskyFun.com.
Held over six dates in June and July 2014, The Ultimate Dinner was a series of charity events, co-hosted by The Macallan and the famous El Celler de Can Roca restaurant in Girona.
This exclusive single cask The Macallan was produced to accompany the eighth course of the dinner, and is one of no more than 12 bottled by the distillery, the majority of which would have been opened and poured at the dinner.
The events also featured charity auctions of rare, or again, exclusive bottlings of The Macallan. The latter is what we present here. A once in a lifetime opportunity, this single bottle of 1946 vintage The Macallan was drawn from cask #5 in 2014.
Does rare Bowmore pique your interest? This unusual bottle of 12 year old whisky from the Bowmore distillery was exclusively produced for Japan. It bears the branding used by the distillery between 1979 and 1988 and is something of a curiosity.
American whiskey fans can rejoice at another extensive selection of rare novelties in our January Auction. Our top pick this month is the A.H. Hirsch Reserve 1974 15 Year Old, the second release of this legendary whiskey. Although stated as 15 years old, the whiskey was actually 16 years of age by the time it was bottled in 1990.
One of just 1000 bottles, this incredibly rare vintage whisky from Nikka is sure to catch the eye of our Japanese whisky connoisseurs. Bottled in 1998, the whiskies in this blend were distilled in or before 1964 at Yoichi and Nishinomaya.
As we embrace a new year, there has been a lot of whisky in the news, including Bloomberg recently picking whisky casks as the hot alternative investment to watch for 2021.
If you are looking for a cask of whisky, our January Auction features some fantastic opportunities including casks distilled at Glenglassaugh, Ardmore and Dalmunach distilleries.