Global Whisky Auctions 3rd Auction Live in April – Whisky News

Global Whisky Auction

With our second auction finished, in which we had some frantic and phrenetic bidding thanks to buyers from all over the globe, we now look forward to the April auction with anticipation. However, we will look back on the wonderful, collectable bottles that compelled many keen bidders to part with some hard-earned cash and buy their bottles of choice in the March Global Whisky Auction.

First up was the Macallan 1979 Gran Reserva which is the first and considered the best of the three Gran Reserva releases, this bottle achieved a hammer price of £1400 and is now winging its way to France for the lucky winner of the lot.

We had a couple of bottles from the highly collectable and drinkable closed distillery, Port Ellen. First up was the third bottling from the Diageo Annual Releases from the distillery, which sold for £950. Another bottling from this much-missed distillery was an independently bottled release from Hunter Laing, this being a 35-year-old 1978 vintage that settled on a hammer price of £800.

Another closed distillery bottling, which also made a good return for its seller, was from the Highland distillery Brora. This bottle came from the Rare Malts Selection series and was a 24-year-old distilled in 1977 and sold for £650.

So onward we go to the April auction and already we have some great bottles to pique your interest. Firstly, a couple of bottles from the Orkney Isles are also represented in our third auction, with two whiskies from Highland Park. The first being the 1978 distillation from the Vintage Collection (lot 388) which was only available to buy from travel retail outlets and the second the limited release 1967 Vintage (lot 411).

A couple of bottles from the south coast of the Island of Islay are also ready to go in our next auction. We have the 2016 release of Lagavulin 25-year-old which marked the 200th anniversary of the distillery with a limited-edition release. This bottling was a recognition of the contribution the Lagavulin distillery managers have made in crafting Lagavulin across the years. We also have a limited-edition release from Ardbeg. This whisky was distilled in 1977 and was released in small batches in the early 2000’s perfect for drinking or collecting.

Already we have some wonderful bottles lined up, but there is still time to enter your bottle or a collection of bottles into the April auction. For further details on how to enter your bottles into the auction, please contact or call 0141 248 7283.

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