20th Fine Spirits Auction: Rarity and prestige

Scottish whiskies that appear in the

It’s already the 20th auction for FSA! To celebrate this occasion, legendary bottles await you. You’ll find rare whiskies extremely marked by sherry, mature rums produced from cane as well as molasses, Tarragona Chartreuse and other rare spirits from around the world.

Rums at the Fine Spirits Auction

Let’s start with rums which should arouse the curiosity of different types of enthusiasts. For collectors of rhums agricoles (agricultural rums), there are bottlings which have already seen many years pass them by crafted by traditional names.

  • Damoiseau (1953): Fallen into obscurity, this rum was bottled after a staggering 31-year maturation.
  • Bally (1985): A gem crafted by a house known for its vintage rums.
  • Rhum J.M (1987): Aged for 10 years in oak barrels, this spirit gets its purity from the local water source which flows down from the Pelée mountain.
  • La Favorite: A distillery that was renamed after Napoleon said that its rum was his favourite.

Rum aficionados can rejoice at the return of Tiger Shark Single Bottle that was released at the end of 2022. It’s a collection of 120 numbered bottles livened up by photos taken by Luca Gargano, a renowned collector, during his various travels.

To this, we can add rare gems from Maison Ferrand and its Plantation Extrême range as well as different distilleries such as Demerara (UitvlugtEnmore & Port Mourant), CaroniHampdenFoursquare and Antigua Distillery.

Cognacs and Chartreuses – French jewels

From Cognac, there are famous bottles produced by Hennessy such as:

  • Paradis – a blend of more than 100 brandies with ages ranging from 30 to 100
  • Marc Newson Edit – a bottle imagined by an Australian artist

Chartreuse is represented by a box of two bottles from 1968 and other VEPs (Vieillissement Exceptionnellement Prolongé –exceptionally long ageing in English) as well as more collectable bottles from Tarragona produced at the start of the 20th century when the monks were exiled in Spain.

Whisky – Scottish, Japanese or American?

In this auction, Scotland takes you on a little tour of its collectable whiskies:

Japanese classics are represented by the famous colours of Yamazaki 18 (absolute rarities from the oldest Japanese distillery and Hakushu 18 as well as Hibiki (an iconic bottle with 24 sides that appeared in the film Lost in Translation by Sofia Coppola) and Taketsuru 21.

While for Bourbon lovers, let’s go to the USA where we can find the famous:

  • Blanton’s: Three beautiful bottles from several bottling years
  • Van Winkle: 12 years of Lot B. 90.4 Proof Special Reserve – a Bourbon that’s made from corn and wheat instead of the usual corn and barley.

And what about you? Have you already spotted some jewels in the catalogues?

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