View full screen - View 1 of Lot 1. The Prima & Ultima Collection, First Release, Set #1 + Exclusive Experience (8 bts 70cl, 8bt 2cl) **Price Excluding VAT**.
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The Prima & Ultima Collection, First Release, Set #1 + Exclusive Experience (8 bts 70cl, 8bt 2cl) **Price Excluding VAT**

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

16,000

to
- 28,000 GBP

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The Prima & Ultima Collection, First Release, Set #1 + Exclusive Experience (8 bts 70cl, 8bt 2cl) **Price Excluding VAT**

The Prima & Ultima Collection, First Release, Set #1 + Exclusive Experience (8 bts 70cl, 8bt 2cl) **Price Excluding VAT**

Estimate:

16,000

to
- 28,000 GBP

Lot sold:

26,840

GBP

Prima & Ultima is a new collectable series of rare single vintage malt whiskies, each drawn from a tiny number of casks with their own story to tell, and bottled by the distilleries’ owner, Diageo, with releases to be offered only via private sale. The eight single vintage malts chosen to open this inaugural release were personally selected by one of the world’s most respected whisky makers, Dr. Jim Beveridge OBE. This lot includes a complete set, one of only 238 produced.


This lot has been consigned directly from Diageo for charity. All eight of these bottles are #1 of their respective outturn and each has been exclusively signed by Dr. Jim Beveridge. These bottles are sold as one lot including a beautiful coffee table book with a 2 cl sample bottle of each whisky. Diageo have offered an exclusive tasting experience for the winner of this lot hosted by Dr Jim Beveridge (more details below). The proceeds from the sale of this Prima & Ultima Collection will benefit Water Aid.


With the help of donations such as this, Water Aid work in some of the toughest places in the world. They have already reached millions of people with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, enabling entire communities to unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of this, Water Aid works with governments to change laws, link policy makers with people on the ground, pool knowledge and resources and rally support from people and organisations around the world, making lasting change happen on a massive scale.


Cragganmore 48 Year Old 43.7 abv 1971 (1 bt70)

One of 352 bottles, aged in a first-fill ex-Sherry butt

Port Ellen 40 Year Old 51.2 abv 1979 (1 bt70)

One of 436 bottles, aged in a refill European oak butt

Caol Ila 35 Year Old 50.8 abv 1984 (1 bt70)

One of 499 bottles, aged in a refill European oak butt

Singleton of Dufftown 30 Year Old 48.8 abv 1988 (1 bt70)

One of 469 bottles, aged in refill American oak casks

Talisker 31 Year Old 51.4 abv 1988 (1 bt70)

One of 721 bottles, aged in refill American oak casks

Lagavulin 28 Year Old 50.1 abv 1991 (1 bt70)

One of 1,013 bottles, aged in refill American oak casks

Clynelish 26 Year Old 49.8 abv 1993 (1 bt70)

One of 941 bottles, aged in refill American oak casks

Mortlach 25 Year Old 55.1 abv 1994 (1 bt70)

One of 389 bottles, aged in a first-fill Pedro Ximénez cask and oloroso- seasoned European oak butt


A Coffee Table Book containing a 2cl sample bottle of each of the whiskies from the collection


Cragganmore 48 Year Old 43.7 abv 1971 (1 bt2)

Aged in a first-fill ex-Sherry butt

Port Ellen 40 Year Old 51.2 abv 1979 (1 bt2)

Aged in a refill European oak butt

Caol Ila 35 Year Old 50.8 abv 1984 (1 bt2)

Aged in a refill European oak butt

Singleton of Dufftown 30 Year Old 48.8 abv 1988 (1 bt2)

Aged in refill American oak casks

Talisker 31 Year Old 51.4 abv 1988 (1 bt2)

Aged in refill American oak casks

Lagavulin 28 Year Old 50.1 abv 1991 (1 bt2)

Aged in refill American oak casks

Clynelish 26 Year Old 49.8 abv 1993 (1 bt2)

Aged in refill American oak casks

Mortlach 25 Year Old 55.1 abv 1994 (1 bt2)

Aged in a first-fill Pedro Ximénez cask and oloroso- seasoned European oak butt



A virtual tasting with Jim Beveridge

The lot includes this unique set of signed bottles, as well as a private tasting experience with Dr. Jim Beveridge OBE, where he shares some favourite treasures from his blending room, including never-released cask samples from fabled 'ghost' distilleries such as Port Ellen and Brora. The one hour tasting session will be conducted by video- conference link, featuring at least 6 rare whisky samples sent in advance by courier to the successful bidder of this lot.


The experience is valid for a year from the day of the auction. Please contact hugh.machin@sothebys.com once you have settled the invoice to receive your invitation. Please note that you will need to give Dr. Beveridge a minimum of 3 months’ notice when making your reservation. 


8bts 70cl, 8 bts 2cl (opc)


LYING IN GREENFORD, MIDDLESEX Offered Duty Paid With VAT On the Hammer Price

The UK Tax has been fully paid on this lot.


Please note the purchase price does not include applicable shipping, taxes or import charges which may be charged in addition to the purchase price.


Standard price shipping is available for deliveries to mainland England. Deliveries will be charged at £10 + VAT per case, subject to a minimum delivery charge of £30 + VAT. Price on application quotes are available for all other UK addresses. Pricing for international shipping available from Sotheby's Spirits Department on request, please contact: Tim.Sunerton@sothebys.com.


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