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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...

Sotheby’s to Offer Exceptional Dalmore Malt Whiskies

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...

John Crabbie Unveils Limited Edition Rare 50 Year Old Single Malt

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...

Why Cask Whisky is the Investment of Choice

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...

Whisky Auctioneer Breaks Records with Million Dollar Macallan Sale

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...

Whisky Auctioneer Announces £8m Sale of Single Malt Scotch

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...

The Tradition and Reinvention of Japanese Whisky

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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