A wide range of Whisky is offered for sale in Tennants Auctioneers’ Whisky Sale on 14th December, with a strong mix of bottles for investing, collecting or just for drinking during this Christmas season.

At the top end of the sale are rare bottles of desirable and collectable whiskies, such as a Laphroaig Vintage 1977 Single Islay Malt (estimate: £2,000-3,000), a Laphroaig 10 Year Old Islay Malt from the 1970s (estimate: £1,000-1,500) and a bottle of The Macallan 10 Year Old Single Highland Malt from 1980 (estimate: £700-1,000).

Good collectors lots include a selection of Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice whiskies – limited edition bottles produced by Gordon & MacPhail from casks sourced from leading distilleries from across Scotland. Consigned from a Private Cellar, highlights include a Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Imperial 1991 Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (estimate: £700-1,000).

From the same collection comes a group lot of good, drinkable whisky offering exceptional value for money – the Flora and Fauna Release Collection, comprising ten bottles of Speyside whiskies for £300-500. Further lots from private collections include 15 bottles of Bruichladdich, a bottle of Talisker 8-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (estimate: £600-800), and a bottle of Lagavulin 1979 Distillers Edition Double Matured Single Islay Malt Whisky matured in Pedro Ximenez casks (estimate: £600-800).

The sale catalogue is available to view here: https://bid.tennants.co.uk/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/786

NB: All estimates are subject to 20% buyer’s premium plus VAT. 

SALE:               Fine Wine & Whisky

Auction:           14th December 10.30am

Viewing:          13th December & Morning of Sale

Venue:             Tennants Auctioneers, Harmby Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5SG

Details:            www.tennants.co.uk 

Whisky Specialist:   William McNab william.mcnab@tennants-ltd.co.uk 01969 623780


  • Tennants Auctioneers is a fourth-generation family business and is one of the UK’s largest international Antiques and Fine Art auctioneers. Situated in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, Tennants holds over 80 sales a year.
  • Tennants connects more than 200,000 buyers and sellers a year.
  • As a family business, Tennants stays true to its Yorkshire heritage and offers its clients unrivalled service, expertise and value.
  • In 2014 Tennants expanded the Auction Centre to 80,000sq ft with the development of The Garden Rooms – a dedicated venue for events, weddings, conferences and exhibitions. The venue is one of the region’s largest event spaces with a capacity of over 600 people.

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