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GOLDEN PROMISE

Golden Promise,  first bar created by La Maison du Whisky.

The bar — named after a traditional variety of barley popular among Scottish and Japanese distillers—has something of the feel of a 1920s speakeasy. With its succession of different rooms, this multi-faceted bar offers an intimate setting with a hushed atmosphere, ideal for enjoying a variety of experiences. The first room — a cocktail bar and tasting area—offers a unique selection of whisky-based cocktails, including the great classics and the house’s own creations. The back bar is equipped with over 200 whiskies, including the essential bottlings from the best distilleries in Scotland, Ireland, the United States and Japan, and a superb selection of world whiskies, including a growing range of French whiskies.

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LEDAIG 1972
Cask Strength

Scotland, Single Malt – 51,9%, 70cl
Handwritten White Label

GOLDEN PROMISE

“Five of the most exceptional of these rare bottles are showcased in these pages”

GOLDEN PROMISE

CAOL ILA 15 YO 1990
The Manager’s Dram Edition

Scotland, Single Malt – 63%, 70cl
1990 Edition

BOWMORE 1968 Sherry Cask
Fecchio & Frassa Import

Scotland, Single Malt – 59,7%, 75cl
Cask #222

SPRINGBANK 29 YO 1962
Sherry Cask

Scotland, Single Malt – 46%, 70cl 1992 Edition

LAPHROAIG 10 YO
R.H.Elsbach & Co

Scotland, Single Malt – 45,7%, 75,7cl
91,4 US Proof – 4/5 Quart

GOLDEN PROMISE

FINE SPIRIT AUCTION

MAGNUM SERIES #1
4 Magnums Gift Set

Limited edition of 1 set including :

– FOURSQUARE 2005, 58%, 150cl
– MOUNT GAY 2007, 59%, 150cl
– SAINT-JAMES 2006, 45%, 150cl
– HAMPDEN HLCF 2016, 59%, 150cl
– Un tirage certifié et signé par Elliott Erwitt :
USA. Coney Island, New York. Elliott Erwitt, 1954.

Rum and photography exhibition on Fine Spirits Auction

The Old Demerara Rum range created by Velier’s owner Luca Gargano first began to take shape in 1999 when he met Yesu Persaud, who was at the time the director of Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL). The two immediately hit it off and two years later Yesu granted Luca’s wish to bottle rums aged entirely in a tropical climate produced with the various stills owned by DDL. It was a first for this distillery in Guyana, formerly known as British Guiana, and a world premiere for rum. In 2001, three small batches were released, Albion 1983, Enmore 1987 and La Bonne Intention 1985, followed by three more in 2002: Albion 1984, Diamond 1982 and Port Morant 1982. Together these six versions laid the foundations for the definitive range launched in 2005 with Skeldon 1973, released in a black bottle decorated with a minimalist label that clearly stated the style and vintage. This unique collection is composed of 45 bottlings, most of which are now available for tasting in the Collectors lounge of our bar, the Golden Promise, on Rue Tiquetonne in Paris. The black bottle, which has become Velier’s trademark, soon became a mainstay in most ranges released by the Italian bottler, including Caroni in 2005, followed by Foursquare and, more recently, Magnum, launched in 2021 in partnership with the eponymous news agency. The iconic Magnum agency was founded in 1947 by the world’s leading photographers, including Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson, and today continues to bring together the planet’s best photojournalists.

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FINE SPIRIT AUCTION

“Each bottle features a photo taken by Luca Gargano, a passionate photographer”

FINE SPIRITS AUCTION

The Single Bottle Project, experiences and meetings of Luca Gargano

This Magnum gift set, however, will not be the only lot marked with the Velier seal, which has in recent years become one of the safest bets in collectors’ eyes, on a par with The Macallan for Scottish malts and Karuizawa for Japanese whisky. Indeed, FSA will also be offering a unique collection of 120 single bottles of Tiger Shark, each featuring a photo taken by Luca Gargano — a passionate photographer — during his many trips around the world in search of the finest rums.

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VELIER Royal Navy Tigershark

Caribbean, Blend – 57.18%, 70cl
Limited edition of 120 bottles

FINE SPIRITS AUCTION

COLLECTORS ACADEMY

Collectors academy

La Maison du Whisky unveils its new range dedicated to rare bottlings — the Collectors Academy gift boxes are composed of three to six iconic bottlings in miniature format (2 cl vials).
Each gift set offers access to a video (available online) in which Salvatore Mannino, the renowned expert from La Maison du Whisky, reveals the history and secrets behind the selection. Collector Academy sets are a chance to discover exceptional spirits from every continent. Each theme is developed over several chapters.

COLLECTORS ACADEMY

COLLECTORS ACADEMY

SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALTS
Chapter I

Limited edition of 160 sets
An LMDW exclusive

The first chapter in the Speyside Single Malts theme, this academy is dedicated to the distilleries that have survived through the decades, showcasing cult bottlings from Italian importers dating from the 1970s.

This box set contains 5 x 2cl vials of:

  • Glen Grant 5 YO 1967, 40%, Giovinetti Import, 1972
  • Glenfarclas 5 YO, 40%, Co. Import, 1970’s
  • Glendronach 8 YO, 40%, Ruffino Import, 1970’s
  • Glenlivet 12 YO, 43%, Giovinetti Import, 1970’s
  • Aberlour Glenlivet 8 YO, 50%, Rinaldi Import, 1970’s

BLENDS
Chapter II

Limited edition of 165 sets
An LMDW exclusive

The second chapter in the Blends theme, this gift box is dedicated to the history of Scottish blends, a category that dominated the industry in the 19th and 20th centuries.

This box set contains 6 x 2cl vials of:

  • Abbot’s Choice, 43%, Darma Import, 1970’s
  • William Grant’s, 40%, Gancia Import, 1970’s
  • Glen Ila 5 YO, 40%, 75cl, Ila Import, 1970’s
  • Johnnie Walker Red Label, 40%, 1970’s
  • Chivas 12 YO, 43%, René Briand Import, 1980’s
  • Grand Old Parr 12 YO, 40%, 1970’s

COLLECTORS ACADEMY

COLLECTORS ACADEMY

AMERICAN LEGENDS
Chapter I

Limited edition of 65 sets
An LMDW exclusive

While Scotland and Japan are known for their malt whiskies, the United States stands out for its superb bourbons and rye whiskeys produced respectively with a majority of maize and rye. The first chapter of American Legends is dedicated to the famous Van Winkle brand, which has won the hearts of many collectors and enthusiasts.

This box set contains 3 x 2cl vials of:

  • Old Rip Van Winkle 10 YO, Bourbon, 53.5%

  • Pappy Van Winkle 20 YO Family Reserve, Bourbon, 45.2%

  • Van Winkle 13 YO Family Reserve Rye, Rye whiskey, 47.8%

COLLECTORS ACADEMY

COLLECTORS ACADEMY

JAPANESE LEGENDS
Chapter I

Limited edition of 60 sets
An LMDW exclusive

The Japanese Legends theme opens with three prestigious whiskies from the archipelago’s historic distilleries, Hanyu, founded in 1941 by Isouji Akuto, a descendent of a long line of sake producers; the legendary Karuizawa, dating from 1945 and silent since 2000; and, lastly, Yoichi, created in 1934 by the father of Japanese whisky Masataka Taketsuru. This academy tells the story of Japanese whisky up until the 2000s.

This box set contains 3 x 2cl vials of:

  • Hanyu 15 YO The Final Vintage 2000, Single malts whisky, 46.5%
  • Karuizawa Asama 1999-2000, Single malts whisky, 50.5%
  • Yoichi 20 YO, Single malts whisky, 52%

JAPANESE SINGLE MALTS
Chapter I

Limited edition of 155 sets
An LMDW exclusive

The first part in the Japanese Single Malts theme, this academy invites you to discover former ranges from the Miyagikyo and Yoichi distilleries which, up until 2015, pro- duced 10, 12 and 15 year old single malts. These distilleries, whose expressions reflect the incredible talent of Nikka’s master blenders, played a key role in developing Japan’s renown as an expert whisky producer in the last century.

This box set contains 6 x 2cl vials of:

  • Miyagikyo 10 ans, 45%
  • Miyagikyo 12 ans, 45%
  • Miyagikyo 15 ans, 45%
  • Yoichi 10 ans, 45%
  • Yoichi 12 ans, 45%
  • Yoichi 15 ans, 45%

COLLECTORS ACADEMY

COLLECTORS ACADEMY

ICONIC DISTILLERIES
Chapter I

Limited edition of 155 sets
An LMDW exclusive

The first chapter in the Iconic Distilleries theme is dedicated to Caroni, made famous by the independent bottler Velier, which acquired the majority of the distillery’s stocks when it closed in 2003, ageing them in a tropical climate. These bottlings have been released over the years, acting as an official range up until its gradual disappearance from the market. They offer a complete overview of Caroni’s unique style.

This box set contains 4 x 2cl vials of:

  • Caroni 12 YO 2000, Rum, Trinidad-&-Tobago, 50%
  • Caroni 15 YO 1998, Rum, Trinidad-&-Tobago, 52%
  • Caroni 17 YO 1998, Rum, Trinidad-&-Tobago, 55%
  • Caroni 21 YO 1996, Rum, Trinidad-&-Tobago, 57.18%

HABITATION VELIER
Chapitre I

Limited edition of 160 sets
An LMDW exclusive

Habitation Velier is a range of rums created in 2015 thanks to a collaboration between Luca Gargano, owner and president of Velier, and the world’s leading rum distilleries, and features rums generally aged in a tropical climate bottled at cask strength and, of course, without colouring. The Habitation Velier theme opens with five bottlings from Jamaica and Barbados in the Pure Single Rum category: molasses-based rums from a single distillery distilled in pot stills.

This box set contains 5 x 2cl vials of:

  • Foursquare 2 YO 2013, Rum, Barbados, 64%
  • Forsyths WP 10 YO 2005, Rum, Jamaica, 57.8%
  • Hampden 6 YO 2010 HLCF, Jamaica, 68.5%
  • Last Ward 10 YO 2007, Rum, Barbados, 59%
  • Monymusk 9 YO 2010 EMB, Rum, Jamaica, 62%

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