WHISKY lovers will have the chance to buy rare bottles from two revered independent bottlers as an auction is set to take place later this month.

A collection of 60 whiskies from the late Silvano Samaroli and the Corti Brothers is coming to auction in a landmark sale presented by market leaders Whisky Auctioneer.

Running from June 17 to 21, the auction will include the most sought-after Samaroli whiskies, signed by Samaroli himself.

These include the 1967 Strathisla, 1967 and 1970 Laphroaig bottlings, a 1951 Glen Cawdor (Springbank), and the 1966 Bowmore Bouquet.

The collection includes the most extensive known line-up of rare Corti Brothers bottlings. Included will be vintages including a very rare 1965 Clynelish and examples from distilleries such as Balmenach and imperial distilled in the 1960s.

The Corti Brothers of Sacramento imported Scotch whisky to America for bottling throughout the 1980s.

Curator Emmanuel Dron’s personal collection offers a rare glimpse into the golden age of whisky production during the 1960s, as dedicated connoisseurs from both sides of the Atlantic began importing and bottling single malt whisky.

Dron said: “For my personal whisky collection, I have been piecing together old and rare independent bottlings for the last 25 years.

“These legendary bottles from Silvano Samaroli and the Corti Brothers are definitely one of my proudest achievements.

“Over the last 10 years at the Auld Alliance we’ve seen a growing demand from connoisseurs in Asia and beyond to try many of these whiskies, which are widely considered amongst the finest in the world.

“Now is the chance for collectors to acquire some of our rarest treasures.”

To register for the auction, visit whiskyauctioneer.com