Victor Mee Auctions set to auction off exceptionally rare bottle of Irish Whiskey to the highest bidder this August 12th – Irish Whiskey News

Victor Mee Auctions set to auction off exceptionally rare bottle of Irish Whiskey to the highest bidder this August

One of Ireland’s leading auction houses, family owned and run Victor Mee Auctions, has announced its first Irish Pub Memorabilia & Collectibles sale of the year, which will include a rare collection of items from several different categories of memorabilia and collectibles. The one-day sale is due to take place at 2pm on Wednesday 12th August.

Well known throughout Ireland and within antique circles across the globe for the team’s extensive knowledge on local pub memorabilia and collectibles, Victor Mee Auctions has become the ‘go to’ auction house for those searching for Irish rarities, including rare bottles of local whiskey.

The team at Victor Mee Auctions has become renowned for their vast knowledge of Irish whiskey. This is reflected through the many bottles that have been trusted to the auction house to sell over the last few years. August’s Irish Pub Memorabilia & Collectibles sale is no exception, as whiskey collectors are sure to be bowled over by several of the exquisite lots.

Estimated to sell between €6,000 and €12,000 is lot 248, a rare bottle of George Roe Irish Whiskey. The George Roe brand was over 170 years old when its Thomas Street Distillery closed in 1923. Allegedly it took a few years before everything was bottled and sold and this 16-year-old release of George Roe seems to have been produced for export to the USA in the 1930s. Most remarkably of all, the label proclaims this to be “pot still malt whiskey”, making this an incredibly rare Irish single malt distilled before 1923 at a distillery that has been closed for nearly a century.

In addition to the George Roe, Victor Mee Auctions will also welcome a 1950s bottle of John Jameson Extra Quality Dublin Whiskey to the auction block as well as a rare 19th century copper whiskey still, with both items estimated to sell up to €1,200

 

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