Scotch Whisky Auctions is the UK's largest whisky online auction site, with auctions held every month. But, it's not just whisky that they sell. You can also find brandies and cognacs, as well as a wealth of whisky memorabilia. If you're looking for a whisky auction, SWA is the site to visit! AND, they charge only 10% of the hammer price to buyers and sellers.
I spoke with the amazing Jess, who invited me to the intimate tasting last Monday. There were around 20 people present and ready to taste some interesting drams!
Our hosts were incredibly knowledgeable and attentive. Their aim with the tastings is to offer product we cannot acquire in the U.S. (one of my favourite things!)
We tried a variety of bourbon, grain, and of course, WHISKY! Not sure which was my favourite, but perhaps the Springbank (I must take after my dad!). The limited GlenDronach cask strength a close second.
There were light eats, and even better, the proceeds from the evening went to Blameless – a local charity that SWA tries to support whenever they can. The charity looks after the children of families with addiction and dependency issues.
SWA is currently working to achieve a bigger physical presence in the U.S. and has quite a few tastings scheduled.
Don’t worry, they ship to the U.S.!
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