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Global market leader, Whisky Auctioneer, is welcoming the connection between artistry and whisky with a one-of-a-kind auction of Simon Berger’s rare glass art pieces. These are exclusively paired with a Glenfiddich Grande Couronne – a 26-year-old cognac-finished whisky, the most recent inclusion to the distillery’s Grand Series. The upcoming auction occurs from 24th September to 4th October and sees five individually handcrafted glass whisky boxes skilfully crafted by renowned Swiss master glass maker Simon Berger....

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As interest rises regarding the collection and investment of rare whiskey bottles, and signs of an unsustainable ‘bubble’ develop around some of the most popular releases, a whisky broker has launched what’s claimed to be the first-ever comprehensive guide to help inform up-and-coming investors. The Whiskey Bottle Investment Guide, an 80-page guidebook full of tips and tricks, has been created by prominent UK whiskey broker Mark Littler to “cut through the hyperbole and bust some...

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A once-in-a-lifetime selection of six exceptional single malt whiskies is celebrated through the release of three unique collections that tell the story of The Dalmore’s relentless pursuit of excellence through six decades. A donation from the global auction at Sotheby’s of a unique one-of-a-kind collection of six rare Single Malts in October will be made to V&A Dundee as part of a four-year partnership with the arts powerhouse celebrating design, creativity, and vision. The Dalmore...

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John Crabbie Unveils Limited Edition Rare 50 Year Old Single Malt. John Crabbie was one of the pioneers of Scottish whisky. His passion for high quality whisky took him to the best distilleries in Scotland, to purchase single malt whisky for his renowned Crabbie brand. Today, more than 200 years on, John Crabbie & Co are proud to present their 50 Year Old single malt whisky from the iconic Bunnahabhain distillery on the northern shores...

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Cask whisky has proved to be one of the most reliable and rewarding ways to invest. Simon Aron of Cask Trade explains why Results of the recent Knight Frank Wealth Report’s new unique luxury investment index revealed whisky was one of the most coveted objects of desire in 2019. The report published in February 2020 says that Rare Whisky has grown in value the most over the last 10 years at 564 percent and increased...

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A Whisky Auctioneer auction has broken records as a valuable and rare 1926 Macallan sold for $1,072,000 (£825,000), which broke the previous sale record of $912,000 in 2018. The whiskies up for sale, described as the ‘Perfect Collection’ had already sparked global interest before the auction started. This was the first online whisky auction that saw a bottle sell for a million dollars. Bids came in from 56 countries all over the world, with 1,642...

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Perth-based Whisky Auctioneer has announced a sale of almost 4,000 bottles of mainly single malt Scotch whiskies, valued at around £8m. The ‘perfect collection’ belonged to late bottling tycoon Richard Gooding, who died in 2014. The collection includes some individual whiskies valued at over £1m, including a bottle of the 1926 Fine and Rare Macallan which sold in October 2019 for £1.5m, making it the world’s most expensive whisky. See also: Limited-edition Macallan Whisky Sells...

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Spirit connoisseurs have become enamoured with Japanese whisky in recent years. Merging traditional methodologies with native flavours, these varieties have taken on a personality of their own. It was once widely accepted that no whisky could measure up to the Scotch variety—after all, Scotland was the birthplace of the amber spirit. Nowadays, however, skilled Japanese producers are quashing such notions. Traditionally, Japan was known for its sublime sake and shōchū. Now, it is being heralded...

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An extremely rare bottle of The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 set a new world record when it was sold by Bonhams auctioneers on 3 October. The limited-edition 60-year-old lot fetched an eye-watering £848,750—it had been estimated at £700,000-900,000. Previous to this sale, the world record was set in May 2018 by Bonhams when another bottle of The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 was sold for £814,081. Pop art labels Macallan commissioned two iconic pop artists—Valerio Adami...

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Rare whisky has become a lucrative option for the canny investor, but what makes this spirit such a good prospect, and how do we make the right whisky investment choices? According to consultancy Rare Whisky 101, the rare whisky market is booming with the total value of collectable whiskies traded on the open market priced at £9.56 million in 2015, up from £7.64 million in 2014. The Rare Whisky Apex 1000, the main index for...

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