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2001

Prima & Ultima Collection, Second Release, Set #1 + Exclusive Experience (8 BTS 70CL, 8BTS 2CL)

Estimate:

190,000

to
- 280,000 HKD

2001

2002

Prima & Ultima Collection, Second Release, Set #1 + Exclusive Experience (8 BTS 70CL, 8BTS 2CL)

Prima & Ultima Collection, Second Release, Set #1 + Exclusive Experience (8 BTS 70CL, 8BTS 2CL)

Estimate:

190,000

to
- 280,000 HKD

Lot sold:

275,000

HKD

The second release of Prima & Ultima, Diageo’s collectable series of exquisite, incredibly rare, cask-strength single vintage malts contains 8 whiskies from across Scotland. Curated by master blender Maureen Robinson the whiskies highlight the broad and diverse range of the Diageo portfolio, including stock from closed distilleries, dating from 1974 through to 1995.


This is set #1 of this release offered exclusively through Sotheby's directly from Diageo, with proceeds donated to CARE International.


Auchroisk 47 Year Old 48.7 abv 1974 (1 bt 70cl)

Distilled on 15th January 1974, bottled on 26th January 2021, one of 382 bottles, single refill European oak butt. This liquid is from the very first cask to be filled at Auchroisk when distilling began on 15th January 1974. Kept back for many years for its character and its rarity, the spirit is remarkably rich and spicy, with fruity aromas and smooth flavours


Talisker 41 Year Old 47.5 abv 1979 (1 bt 70cl)

Distilled in 1979, bottled on 26th January 2021, #1 of 556 bottles, selected from the last four 1979 refill American Oak hogsheads that spent their time in the storm lashed warehouse, No.4, Talisker’s closet chamber to the Atlantic Ocean. The liquid within the bottle is supremely rugged, smooth and muscular


Brora 40 Year Old 49.4 abv 1980 (1 bt 70cl)

Distilled in 1980, bottled on 18th January 2021, #1 of 505 bottles, this is one of the very last of the 1980 casks distilled during the golden age of peated Brora, which was stored separately for safe keeping and reunited for this final 1980 release. A fitting tribute to a great legacy which has been aged in American oak for 40 years, creating a fragrant smokiness which lingers in the long and warming finish


Linkwood 39 Year Old 52.9 abv 1981 (1 bt 70cl)

Distilled in 1981, bottled on 25th January 2021, #1 of 701 bottles, 4 new American oak casks which were PX Oloroso seasoned as part of the first pioneering trial exploring different maturation processes at the distillery. This expression gives the liquid an incredible depth, imparting rich flavours and aromas that come from a PX Oloroso-seasoned cask


Convalmore Year Old 48.6 abv 1984 (1 bt 70cl)

Distilled in 1984, bottled on 25th January 2021, #1 of 647 bottles, taken from three American Oak hogsheads filled on Thursday 22nd November 1984, a matter of months before the distillery closed forever. A fine farewell, very little of the malt remains, which harnesses the golden, smooth character and rich fruitiness of Convalmore


Lagavulin 28 Year Old 47.7 abv 1992 (1 bt 70cl)

Distilled in 1992, bottled on 20th January 2021, #1 of 1,081 bottles, 5 freshly charred American oak hogsheads, the first of its kind from a small experimental batch matured entirely on Islay, which makes this a very rare Lagavulin. Time has mellowed the smoky nature of this spirit making it elegantly rounded and smooth in texture


The Singleton of Glendullan 28 Year Old 60.1 abv 1992 (1 bt 70cl)

Distilled in 1992, bottled on 19th January 2021, #1 of 420 bottles, double matured in 2 Madeira casks for 14 years, this is one of the most extraordinary maturations from The Singleton. Initially kept in refill wood, before double-maturing in two small ex-Madeira barriques for another 14 year, which was part of a one-off trial at Singleton. The result is a sweet richness which complements the light and elegant distillery character


Mortlach 25 Year Old 52.4 abv 1995 (1 bt 70cl)

Distilled in 1995, bottled on 19th January 2021, #1 of 454 bottles, taken from a single very special 1995 Pedro Ximenez & Oloroso seasoned European Oak butt. This 25 year old known as ‘The Lone Wolf’ (for standing out from the pack) tames the meaty, robust strength of Mortlach with exceptionally complex and rich flavours



A Tasting Kit containing a 2cl sample bottle of each of the whiskies from the collection is included along with 8 exclusive glasses


Auchroisk 47 Year Old 48.7 abv 1974 (1 bt 2cl)

Distilled on 15th January 1974, bottled on 26th January 2021, one of 382 bottles, single refill European oak butt


Talisker 41 Year Old 47.5 abv 1979 (1 bt 2cl)

Distilled in 1979, bottled on 26th January 2021, one of 556 bottles, 4 refill American oak hogsheads.


Brora 40 Year Old 49.4 abv 1980 (1 bt 2cl)

Distilled in 1980, bottled on 18th January 2021, one of 505 bottles, 3 refill American oak hogsheads


Linkwood Year Old 52.9 abv 1981 (1 bt 2cl)

Distilled in 1981, bottled on 25th January 2021, one of 701 bottles, 4 new American oak casks, PX & Oloroso seasoned


Convalmore Year Old 48.6 abv 1984 (1 bt 2cl)

Distilled in 1984, bottled on 25th January 2021, one of 647 bottles, 3 refill American oak hogsheads


Lagavulin 28 Year Old 47.7 abv 1992 (1 bt 2cl)

Distilled in 1992, bottled on 20th January 2021, one of 1,081 bottles, 5 freshly charred American oak hogsheads


The Singleton of Glendullan 28 Year Old 60.1 abv 1992 (1 bt 2cl)

Distilled in 1992, bottled on 19th January 2021, one of 420 bottles, double matured in 2 Madeira casks for 14 years


Mortlach 25 Year Old 52.4 abv 1995 (1 bt 2cl)

Distilled in 1995, bottled on 19th January 2021, one of 454 bottles, single PX & Oloroso seasoned European oak butt


8bts 70cl, 8 bts 2cl + 1 Experience (opc)


Exclusive Experience With Master Blender Maureen Robinson

 

The successful bidder will receive an invitation to join the Master Blender behind this year's Prima & Ultima, Maureen Robinson, with a guest, at the recently restored Brora distillery in the Scottish Highlands for an entirely unique day-long exploration of Scotch history.


Inside Brora's Wildcat Gates, Maureen will be joined by Brora's Master Distiller Stewart Bowman to share stories of the past and present of the once 'ghost' distillery of Brora and its meticulous restoration.


The visit will include warehouse tastings of historic Brora stocks and further cask samples from Diageo's distillery's across Scotland that have yet to see the light of day. The day will culminate with a private tasting of Prima & Ultima with Maureen Robinson as she showcases her curated selection of historic single vintage malts that make up this second release in the collection.


Details of the tasting:

a)     last approximately 8 hours

b)     at least 4 different rare whiskies tasted

c)     experience valid for 1 year from date of successful auction bid

d)     client must give Diageo minimum 3 months' notice to schedule the experience.


The experience includes transportation from London to the Brora distillery, an itinerary and one night's accommodation at the distillery. It does not include transportation to and from London.


The experience may be modified, rescheduled or cancelled to the extent necessary in order to comply with governmental regulations or restrictions, such as for disease control purposes.


The Hong Kong Tax has been fully paid on these lots, however, the buyer has sole responsibility for any transport costs and any duty or taxes when shipping the lot outside of Hong Kong.

本拍品在入口香港時已付清相關稅項,但買家須自行支付所有運輸費用、及運送拍品到香港以外地區所產生的關稅或稅項。

 

Under the law of Hong Kong, intoxicating liquor must not be sold or supplied to a minor in the course of business.

根據香港法律,不得在業務過程中,向未成年人售賣或供應令人醺醉的酒類。