Scotch Whisky Auctions ‘Mid-Auction Highlights’ – Scotch Whisky News

Our 137th auction is progressing nicely, with bids coming in thick and fast.  With over 8000 bottles in this month we thought we’d take the opportunity to highlight a few fantastic bottles you might have missed.

Balvenie 1962 56 Year Old DCS Compendium Chapter 5

The Balvenie DCS Compendium Series has produced 25 amazing single cask whiskies in celebration of the life’s work of David Charles Stewart, the famed Balvenie Malt Master.  This is a 1962 vintage, a year holding special significance as it is the year in which David first started working at William Grant & Sons, at the tender of age of just 17.  This whisky is somewhat older, having spent an incredible 56 years aging since it first ran off the stills.

Yamazaki 1990 ‘The Cask’ Sherry Butt

Distilled way back in February of 1990, before the current boom in Japanese whisky prices, this Yamazaki sherry single cask is a terrific example of the best this celebrated Japanese distillery has to offer.  Aged in a Spanish oak sherry butt until bottling in June 2008 the whisky has taken on a dark and inviting hue, only adding to the smoothness we’ve come to expect from Yamazaki spirit.  One of only 506 bottles produced this is a rarely available expression of unparalleled quality, and we have not one but two in this auction so you’ll rarely haver a better chance of owning such an exclusive bottle.

Ardbeg 1974 Double Barrel

Contained within this leather Purdey & Sons Gun Case is a collection of treasures any self-respecting Ardbeg collector will covet.  Ardbeg have included two leather-stitched books, the ‘Ardbeg Double Barrel Story’ and the ‘Ardbeg Sampling Register’, an oak and sterling silver fountain pen and one of Scotland’s most prestigious silversmiths, ‘Hamilton & Inches’, has contributed with eight, sterling silver dramming goblets.  However, the whiskies are the real treasure here.  Drawn from two of Ardbeg’s finest casks, #3145 and #3524, these bottles are a fitting centrepiece to an exquisite piece of collaborative craftsmanship.

Glenfarclas 8 Year Old for Whisky Over Ice Festival 2022

Finally we have a tremendous ‘buy it now’ option in this month’s auction.  This 8 year old Glenfarclas was bottled by our sister company, The Real Drinks Company, for the Whisky Over Ice festival in Inverness in 2022.  Smooth and rich and everything we’ve come to expect from Glenfarclas this bottle represents terrific value as well as flavour, an ideal Christmas present with the festive period fast approaching.

As the current auction inches ever closer to its culmination on Sunday night, this is the time to start placing your bids if you haven’t already done so.  There is still time to win that bottle you’ve been coveting, so head over to the site and get your bids in.  Best of luck in the auction everybody.

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