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William Grant Launches Ladyburn 1966 Edition 2 Whisky with Norman Parkinson Images

The second Ladyburn Edition from William Grant & Sons Private Clients celebrates British fashion photographer Norman Parkinson’s archive from a decade of cultural and technological transformation. William Grant & Sons, the world-leading Rare Whisky House, today (June 6th 2022) launches Ladyburn Edition Two, an ultra rare 55-year-old whisky from a transformative age, paired with rarely seen images from the archive of British fashion photographer, Norman Parkinson, regarded as the father of fashion photography. Capturing the...

The Perfect Harmony – When Art and Whisky Combine

The Dalmore Comes of Age with New Launch Last year, the No.6 Collection – the only complete set of The Dalmore Decades whiskies in the World – sold for over £800,000 at Sotheby’s. Many could argue this was one of the most outstanding collections of whisky ever curated, but The Dalmore, which has over 180 years of pioneering spirit under its belt, didn’t stop its relentless pursuit of excellence there. Later in 2021, the legendary...

Sotheby’s Auctions Two of the Rarest ‘Ghost Whisky’ Casks

Diageo and Sotheby’s have announced the opening of a sale of two of the rarest and most valuable casks of Single Malt Scotch Whisky in existence, sourced directly from the dwindling original ‘ghost’ stocks of the iconic distilleries Brora and Port Ellen. Each cask comes with the opportunity to collaborate on a commission with an internationally acclaimed artist, creating one-off pieces that reflect the distilleries and their whisky. Offered as part of the celebrations for...

The Lure of Lost Distilleries

Discover the value of collecting a time capsule, with every sip a portal into the past. Nothing captures the whisky enthusiast’s imagination as much as searching for a whisky that is impossible to find. In fact, the collector’s reverence for a distillery increases in direct proportion to its unavailability. Tracking down the last remaining liquid from a ‘lost’ distillery is not just another Sisyphean task, examples of single malts and single grains from the 20th...

‘Forgotten’ Whisky Cask Sells for Over £1m at Auction

A rare cask of whisky, purchased 34 years ago for £5,000, has sold at auction for a record-breaking £1m. The 374-litre cask distilled at The Macallan in Craigellachie, Moray on 5th May 1988 had been forgotten about for more than three decades after it was bought on a whim by an expat. However, the distillery reminded him that it was still maturing in the warehouse. Whisky enthusiasts from across the world were battling it out...

American Whiskey – A Global Renaissance

By Joe Wilson, Head Curator and Spirits Specialist at Whisky Auctioneer. Part of the world-renowned Schulhof Collection, there is a Carl Andre sculpture titled The Way West displayed in the quieter wing of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. Constructed solely from two uncarved blocks of American cedar wood, the piece is perhaps the most challenging for the museum’s often casual visitor and exists at the very limit of tolerance for many in overheard discussions...

William Grant & Sons Donates to Historic Whisky Auction

William Grant & Sons has made a historic donation to the inaugural Worshipful Company of Distillers’ charity auction, The Distillers One of One, taking place with Sotheby’s at Barnbougle Castle at 1.00pm on 3rd December 2021. It’s hoped the auction will raise in excess of £1 million for Scottish charities. A leading Rare Whisky House, which combines Glenfiddich, The Balvenie and ‘lost gem’ distillery, Ladyburn, William Grant & Sons is providing a unique lot from...

The Dalmore Decades Secures Over £800,000 at Sotheby’s

The Dalmore Decades Highland Single Malt has achieved a record sale of HK$8,750,000/US$1,124,000 for a one-of-one, exceedingly rare collection of six extraordinary whiskies at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong. The Dalmore Decades No.6 Collection, the only complete set of The Dalmore Decades, sold as a dedicated single lot auction. This price achieved represents the highest value for a whisky lot sold at Sotheby’s so far this year and the most valuable whisky lot ever sold by...

The Glenfiddich Glass Portraits That Are Breaking Boundaries

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....

The Comprehensive Guide To Investing in Whisky Bottles

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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