June Auction Now Live!
Wayne & Harrison have been busier than ever this month and have a lashing selection of juicy drams in this month’s sale. We pride ourselves on putting together unique sales every month and this one is no exception…..
We will kick start this sale with undoubtedly the most desirable and beautiful Macallan 55 year old in Lalique. Bottled in 2007 as part of Macallan’s prestigious ongoing calibration with Lalique, this is the second release and like it’s predecessor the packaging compliments the craft of both Macallan & Lalique. The Whisky itself contains stock significantly older than the stated 55 years and represents the very best of long aged Macallan, a depth of flavour, complexity and integration between wood and distillery character that very few spirits ever achieve. With only 420 decanters released worldwide this is a great opportunity to acquire one of the greatest Macallan’s of all time.
Back down to planet earth we have an amazing collection of Glenmorangie’s collected over a period of years by the vendor. The collection consists of over 50 different high end releases and variations that don’t appear very often. You will find two 30 year olds, one from an Oloroso Sherry Cask and another from a Malaga Cask. Two Managers Choice, one from 1981 & another from 1987. A whole host of Wood Finishes – 1993 Truffle Oak, 1993 Bur Oak, 1988 Madeira, Cote De Beaune, 1981 Sauternes, 1975 & 1978 Tain L’Hermitage, 25 year old Malaga, Claret, Cognaq, Chateau De Meursault, White Rum. More beauties include vintages from 1971, 1972, 1974, 1977, 1979 and many single casks and special bottlings that were only handed out. In addition to this collection we have a commemorative Glenmorangie that was specially laid down on January 21st 1976 when British Airways Concorde flew it’s first passenger flight. There were less than 1000 bottles drawn at natural cask strength of 59.2% and hand signed by Murdoch Reed.
This sale is jam packed full of old school bottlings so you might have to bear with us whilst we rattle a few off. Our favourites are by far a collection of Cadenheads White Label Cask Strength, the vendor originally purchased two of each from Oddbins; drank one and kept the other. The collection comprises of Springbank 1965, Macduff 1965, Clynelish 1972, Glen Mhor 1975, Inchgower 1977, Caol Ila 1978, Ardbeg 1978, Dufftown 1979, Glenfarclas 1980, Springbank 1980, Alt A Bhainne 1980 and Glenugie 1980. Also we have a very interesting rarity and unusual 1960’s Cadenhead’s 7 Stars, a vatting of 7 pure malts varying in age from 12 to 20 years old. We have never seen this variation before and it is one of those bottles we will probably never come across again.
Whilst we are talking about Cadenhead I think Rum is well worth a mention as we have plenty in this sale that include Uitvlugt 1974 30 year old from Guyana – Long Pond Estate 1986 18 year old from Jamaica and Barbados 18 year old Green Label.
Rare Malts is in force, highlights are a Hillside 1969 61.9% – Glenlochy 1969 59.0% – Port Ellen 1978 6nn – St Magdalene 1970 58.1% – Clynelish 1972 57.1% and we have not one but two Brora 1972 58.7%.
Numerous other celebrities starting with its first appearance we have a wonderful Glenfiddich 50 year old from Hart Brothers with only 67 bottles worldwide, along with a Laphroaig 1968, Glen Moray 1959 Old Pulteney 40 year old Aberlour 30 year old, Glenlivet 12 year old 1960s, Ardbeg 1976 Managers Choice 2391, Celtic Hartlands Highland Park 1967, Macallan 1968, Brora 1972 CC early (1992) and late 1990s (1997) Ledaig 1972 James MacArthur, Talsiker 1956 & 1958, Springbank 1967 32 year old Signatory, Remy Martin Cognac 1960s, Glenlivet 1940, Glenlivet 1961, Linkwood 1939, Linkwood 1954, Glen Grant 1960, Glen Grant 1956 50 year old, and not forgetting a haul of Springbank from 2005.
Happy Bidding, The Whisky-Online Auctions Team.