We are delighted to host the most impressive selection of one-off bottles of whisky and rum ever to come to auction.
Our charity auction of exceptionally rare whisky and rum takes place in November 2018 and includes a number of one-off bottlings of the world's most sought after and collectable whiskies.
The auction is in aid of Plastic Oceans, a charity dedicated to raising awareness of the impact that single use plastic waste is having on our world's oceans.
The confirmed lots to date include never to be repeated bottles of sensational whiskies from distilleries across Scotland, alongside a magnum of the legendary Caroni rum from Trinidad and a 50 year old whisky from Japan's highly sought after Karuizawa distillery, one of the oldest ever releases from this iconic, now-closed producer.
Many of the bottles are entirely unique and it is expected that the auction could raise upwards of £200,000.
The auction starts 18 November and ends 27 November 2018.
Plastic Oceans International wants to change the world's attitude towards plastic within a generation. It will utilise funding to expand its awareness initiatives, with a goal of reaching another billion people by 2020. They will develop films and other content that will target school children, policy awareness, and consumer behaviour, all with the goal of educating, inspiring, and fostering change.
Full list of confirmed lots to date:
This could well set a new record for Japanese whisky. This is one of only two bottles from a distillery that is highly prized the world over. Sukhinder Singh says 'This is the best Karuizawa I've tried and possibly one of the best whiskies I've ever tasted, full stop. The tropical notes are just incredible. It definitely sits on a par with the best Bowmore I've tasted from the 1960s. It is THAT good.'
The most legendary of all the closed distilleries. Port Ellen is no longer part of the Diageo annual Special Releases, so to not only have this donated in Special Releases presentation, but also as a 1 of 1 bottling is simply exceptional.
Macallan remains by some distance the number one most collectable and investable whisky in the world, and this is regarded as the best Macallan ever bottled.
The biggest cult following of all the Scottish distilleries. This is a stunning whisky, and one of the only one-off bottlings Ardbeg has ever produced in its history.
A spectacular whisky, from Bowmore's most highly prized era of production. One of the top three most collectable Scottish distilleries along with Macallan and Dalmore.
Dalmore is on fire and is the most collectable Scottish whisky after Macallan. Unlike the wider release of the 45 year old, this one-off bottle is from a single sherry cask and has a colour so dark it is almost black.
Another cult closed distillery that has rarely released a single cask bottling, let alone a 1 of 1 release such as this. This takes the rarity of Brora to the next level.
From the golden age of the early 1970s, when the distillery is considered to have produced its greatest whiskies ever. Balvenie has a huge following worldwide, and is the fastest growing distillery in terms of collectability and demand. The distillery has very little stock of whisky this old so to get this one-off is a real treat.
An entirely unique 1 of 1 release drawn from one of the oldest stocks of whisky in Scotland. Presented in an engraved crystal decanter.
Another cult distillery that rarely releases single casks let alone a one-off bottle. This single bottle was specially selected by the Springbank team from one of their favourite casks. Never to be repeated.
This distillery exclusive has never been sold outside of the walls of Yoichi. Yoichi was voted as the world's best whisky at the World Whisky Awards as early as 2001 and led the way in the dramatic ascension of Japanese whisky's reputation.
One of the very oldest vintages of Glenlivet on the market. A rare privilege to present such a whisky from one of the most famous of all Scotland's distilleries.
This bottle of O.F.C 1990 vintage bourbon comes from a barrel that had been maturing for almost 30 years at what is now the Buffalo Trace Distillery. It is one of only 63 bottles and has never been sold commercially. This is the first time a bottle of this whiskey has been released to UK shores.
The world's greatest rum bottler, Velier, brings us the oldest Caroni rum in existence that is still ageing in cask. The tropical ageing results in a loss of 6-8% per year so this rum is comparatively much, much rarer and more mature than a Scotch whisky of the same age would be.
Foursquare is the hottest producer in the rum market. New releases sell out immediately and are usually sold on allocation due to such exceptional demand.
All profits from the auction will be donated to Plastic Oceans. Whisky.Auction will also be donating all the buyer's commission to the charity.
Plastic Oceans International wants to change the world's attitude towards plastic within a generation. It will utilise this funding to expand its awareness initiatives, with a goal of reaching another billion people by 2020. It will develop films and other content that will target school children, policy awareness, and consumer behaviour, all with the goal of educating, inspiring and fostering change.