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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society The Only Drop (1 BT 70cl, 1 BT 10cl)

No reserve

Auction Closed

October 5, 03:48 PM GMT


5,000 - 10,000 GBP

Lot Details


The Scotch Malt Whisky Society The Only Drop

On 25th September 1989, a spirit from a Speyside distillery began maturing in an Oloroso sherry butt. Thirty years later, on 7th May 2019, its contents were divided equally between a first fill Oloroso hogshead and a first fill Pedro Ximénez hogshead. Three years later, they’ve been reunited to create only one unique bottle.

The Only Drop is a sculptural celebration of the relationship between liquid and cask. Bottled at 50.8% abv, this one-of-a-kind handcrafted release serves as a visual narrative of the 33-year partnership that gave birth to this unique whisky.

The liquid is represented by a ripple formation, inspired by the unrepeatable pattern of water in nature, with a droplet portal allowing a glimpse of the precious whisky within. Wood shavings from the original casks have been infused in the sustainable paper pulp sculpture that surrounds and encases the bottle, reuniting the liquid with the casks as they once were during maturation.

The exclusively selected, rare liquid, bottled in the iconic Society glassware with unique One of One artwork, is accompanied by a 10cl miniature, to allow a sampling of this wonderful whisky. A hand-bound, stitched and copper-foiled paper book documenting the concept, the journey and tasting notes of this exclusive release.

1 bt 70cl, 1 bt 10cl (opc)


Lying with the donor. Duty Paid.

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