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Early releases from Lark, Heartwood and Tasmania Distillery

Rare Aussie Whiskies To Be Auctioned At Tassie Whisky Week

The Rare Whisky Auction to be held as part of Tasmanian Whisky Week has confirmed the 29 lots to go under the hammer next week.

To be held at Hadley’s Orient Hotel on Thursday 15 August, a range of whiskies from Tasmania, mainland Australia and Scotland are on the table with a number of first releases and archive expressions.

The most expensive bottle in the offering is a 59-year-old 1950 Macallan, bottled by Gordon & MacPhail’s Speymalt series. It carries a reserve of $17,000, with the next closest being the $2,000 reserve on Ardbeg’s famed Lord Of The Isles release.

Judging by the reserve prices Heartwood’s Release The Beast expression, a famed early release from the Tassie-based independent bottler, is the most valuable Australian release and is set at $1,600.

Other notable expressions include the number one bottle of the 2019 Tasmanian Whisky Week Blend, a Millennium Gold Single Malt from Tasmania Distillery (the precursor to Sullivans Cove), Lark’s Renaissance Bottling, Heartwood’s Vat Out Of Hell and The Exile, an independent bottling of Sullivans Cove.

There are also first releases from Redlands, McHenry, Fleurieu, Limeburners, Overeem and Mackey.

Bids can be made in person, with tickets available here, or absentee from Saturday 10 August via taswhiskyweek.com/auction.

Rare Whisky Auction 2019 Lots

Lot # Whisky Reserve Price
1 2019 Tasmanian Whisky Week

Tasmanian Collection Blend Bottle No. 1

$250.00
2 Redlands Estate - First Release

RD 001, Pinot Cask

500ml, 49% abv.

$800.00
3 McHenry Distillery - First Release

Makers Mark American Oak, Port French Oak Finish Bottle 55 of 100

500ml, 44% abv.

$600.00
4 Overeem Single Malt Whisky (Signed Bottle)

Cask 003, Sherry Cask Matured Bottle 73 of 90

700ml, 43% abv.

$500.00
5 Tasmanian Distillery

Millennium Gold Single Malt Premium Whisky

700ml, 40% abv.

$250.00
6 Lark Distillery

LD31

500ml, 58% abv.

$450.00
7 Lark Distillery

LD123

500ml, 58% abv.

$450.00
8 Heartwood - Vat out of Hell

LD446 / HH0040, Sherry / Bourbon Bottle 46 of 320

700ml, 67.4% abv.

$900.00
9 Trappers Hut

HH507

700ml, 45% abv.

$800.00
10 Cradle Mountain Malt Whisky

700ml, 43% abv.

$500.00
11 Fleurieu Distillery - First Release

Bottle 233 of 600

700ml, 52% abv.

$500.00
12 Blackgate Distillery - Third Release

BG005, Sherry Cask 500ml, 50% abv.

$100.00
13 Limeburners - First Release

Bottle No. 56

700ml, 43% abv.

$500.00
14 The Tasmanian Collection Launceston Distillery Release

Bottle 1 of 30

700ml, 46% abv.

$300.00
15 The Tasmanian Collection McHenry Distillery Release Bottle

1 of 30

700ml, 46% abv.

$300.00
16 McHenry Distillery Progress Release (200mL)

Bottle 5 of 110 McHenry Distillery first ever distilled and aged whisky

200ml, 44% abv.

$200.00
17 Balblair

1980- 33 Year Old

700ml, 43% abv.

$700.00
18 Benromach

35 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

700ml, 43% abv.

$950.00
19 Gordon & Macphail Speymalt Macallan 59-Year-Old

1950

700ml, 43% abv.

$17,000.00
20 Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique

700ml, 58.6% abv.

$800.00
21 Overeem – First Release

OHD-055, Bourbon Cask Bottle 132 of 170

700ml, 43% abv.

$600.00
22 Mackey – First Release

Triple Distilled Port Cask Bottle 49 of 125

700ml, 49% abv.

$800.00
23 Heartwood – Release The Beast

LD549, Sherry Finish Bottle 191 of 259

500ml, 65.4% abv.

$1,600.00
24 Trappers Hut

HH071

700ml, 45% abv.

$800.00
25 Three Capes Whisky

Bottle 80 from William McHenry & Sons Distillery Release 1

700ml, 43.5% abv.

$300.00
26 Lark Distillery Renaissance

LD112

700ml, 40% abv.

$600.00
27 Lark Distillery Distiller’s Selection

LD237

700ml, 46% abv.

$550.00
28 The Exile

Barrel No 556

Bottle 144 of 344

700ml, 62% abv.

$1,200.00
29 Ardbeg Lord Of The Isles

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

700ml, 46% abv.

$2,000.00
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