About The Auction

Scotland is a country where water comes in great abundance. Most obviously for whisky, the rains that fall on the mountains and chatter through the glens are a crucial component of the drink. Beyond this, water forms a part of the backdrop in which the distilleries are situated. Many Scottish distilleries are located near the coast; built with views on vast stretches of sea, calm bays and estuaries, fast flowing gulfs of treacherous water between islands. Through their individual histories, distilleries have been at the heart of smaller fishing communities, or found themselves amid the bustle of shipping ports. Growing their business in places like these has informed the character of such distilleries, and leads us to describe certain whiskies as ‘Maritime Malts’; drams which crystallise the culture of their coastal homes.

In this first Cask 88 auction, we are delighted to offer a collection of casks of exceptionally fine single malt whisky from several maritime distilleries. These malts can leave a lasting impression and may inspire you to throw caution to the wind, defy parental wishes and put out to sea on the next boat leaving port, never to return.

Auction Listings & Results

Laphroaig 1995
Winning Bid
£50,300
Age
24 years
Alcohol By Volume (ABV)
55.40%
Estimated Bottles
336
Cask Type
Barrel
Region
Islay
Aultmore 2013
Winning Bid
£4,910
Age
6 years
Alcohol By Volume (ABV)
62.00%
Estimated Bottles
257
Cask Type
Bourbon Barrel
Region
Speyside
Orkney Island 2009
Winning Bid
£13,500
Age
10 years
Alcohol By Volume (ABV)
64.40%
Estimated Bottles
306
Cask Type
Sherry Hogshead
Region
Islands
Ben Nevis 1996
Winning Bid
£12,207
Age
22 years
Alcohol By Volume (ABV)
51.40%
Estimated Bottles
233
Cask Type
Hogshead
Region
Highlands
Kilchoman 2006
Winning Bid
£14,000
Age
12 years
Alcohol By Volume (ABV)
57.20%
Estimated Bottles
220
Cask Type
Bourbon Barrel
Region
Islay
Ben Nevis 2013
Winning Bid
£4,500
Age
6 years
Alcohol By Volume (ABV)
61.90%
Estimated Bottles
248
Cask Type
Barrel
Region
Highlands
Arran 1996
Winning Bid
£22,395
Age
22 years
Alcohol By Volume (ABV)
52.20%
Estimated Bottles
537
Cask Type
Sherry Puncheon
Region
Islands
Craigellachie 2012
Winning Bid
£4,351
Age
7 years
Alcohol By Volume (ABV)
60.80%
Estimated Bottles
151
Cask Type
Bourbon Barrel
Region
Speyside