Archive for March, 2014

Last Chance to Bid – Cognac Whisky & Other Rare Spirits.

Posted in Uncategorized on March 19, 2014 by AB

Our auction of Cognac, Whisky and other Rare Spirits with Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions kicks off at 12pm tomorrow – 20th March via live.bidforwine.com. From ancient Brandy to esoteric Greek spirits and old Gin we’ve got it all.

In particular we’d like to highlight lots 77-91 which may just be the
bargains of this sale. They’re a chance to taste a bit of history in the
form of a c.1960s bottling of White Horse Fine Old Scotch Whisky. These
days blends get a bad press and often understandably so. Back in the day
though the market for Scotch was much smaller and so some choice drams
got bottled in the liveries of the big blended brands. White Horse was
famed for it’s high Islay Malt content and the bottles we’ve tried from
this batch show why. There’s a strong peat smoke quality to the whisky
reminding us that Caol Ila and Laphroaig are the backbone of the blend.
There’s a malt sweetness too and a pleasant saltiness to the finish. Do
not overlook these lots – they’re under-priced at their low estimate of
£120 per dozen.

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