Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Whisky Auction – Whisky News

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FINE WHISKY AUCTION

Bloomsbury House, 24 Maddox Street, London W1S 1PP

Wednesday 12th October, 10am

An exceptional range of fine wines, whiskies and select spirits will be on offer from 10am on 12th October 2016 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ London base, Bloomsbury House, 24 Maddox Street, W1S 1PP.

Of particular note is lot 105, a very rare bottle of Glen Grant from 1952, commemorating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Contained within a Glencairn decanter and stoppered with a Swarovski crystal this utterly exceptional single malt whisky is housed within a box made from a Scottish Elm, felled at Holyrood House, and nestled in its own Harris Tweed bag. It carries an estimate of £8,000-£9,000. On February 2nd 1952, four days before the ascension of Her Majesty to the Great British throne, the barrel, cask number 465, was filled under the instruction of George Urquhart. The liquid then remained ensconced within this sweet Oloroso sherry cask for exactly sixty years, before being bottled into one of just 85 decanters.

Alongside this exceptional lot are two bottles of iconic A.H. Hirsch 16 year old Reserve Whiskey (Lot 18 & 19, est. £900-£1,100). Distilled in 1974, and no longer produced, the popularity and quality was such that it evolved in a ‘viral fashion’ to its current status as a Bourbon icon.

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