Since 1983 the Scotch Malt Whisky Society has offered members access to unique bottling from single casks of whisky. In recent years these expressions of whisky from Scotland and further afield have gained a wider following in the collecting world, and are now increasingly sought after.

McTear's sale on August 27th will be offering a selection of whiskies from the first cask bottled from iconic distilleries. The list includes S.M.W.S. 21.1 Glenglassaugh, S.M.W.S. 41.1 Dailuaine , S.M.W.S. 125.1 Glenmorangie , and S.M.W.S. 1.1 Glenfarclas, the fabled first bottling. Also included in the auction are foreign single cask bottles. S.M.W.S. 119.1 Yamazaki, S.M.W.S. 120.1 Hakusu, S.M.W.S. 116.1 Nikka  and S.M.W.S. 128.1 Penderyn are sure to attract bidding from around the globe.

Also on offer is S.M.W.S. G5.1 Invergordon, representing the world of Grain Whisky. Several old favourites make welcome reappearances in August. Macallan 1946, Bowmore 1957 and Kinclaith 1969 Signatory Vintage should interest collectors, investors and connoisseurs alike, and also present are several Port Ellen expressions, a Talisker 8 Year Old, and more beautiful old bottlings of Ireland's Redbreast.

Check out the sale here.