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The Whisky Shop Auctions Hosts Highland Whisky Themed Auction – Live on Thursday 11th March – Whisky Shop Auction News

From Thursday 11th – Sunday 21st March, treasured Highland whiskies will go under the hammer at The Whisky Shop Auctions (www.whiskyshop.com/auctions).⠀⠀

Bottling deadline: Thursday 4th March  ⠀

Want to sell your bottle with us? From Monday 1st March, the TWSA team will be on the road from London to Glasgow (and everywhere in between!) to pick up your bottles from your doorstep. It can all be carried out contact-free and we’ll take care of the cost.⠀

Not selling a Highland whisky? No problem! Our auctions are rolling and we can arrange your bottle to go live at another date.

REMINDER: we’re currently offering 0% Sellers Commission.

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Sotheby’s to Auction One-of-a-Kind Bottle from The Macallan’s Newly Launched ‘Anecdotes of Ages’ Collection This March in New York – Scotch Whisky News

Legendary Pop Artist Sir Peter Blake Unveils New Artwork for

Label of One of the World’s Rarest Whiskies

 One-of-a-Kind original bottle from The Macallan’s Newly Launched

Anecdotes of Ages Collection

Ushers in Sotheby’s 2021 Wines & Spirits Season in New York,

With Proceeds Benefitting the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s

Diversity, Equity, Access & Inclusion Initiatives

NEW YORK, 17 February 2021 – For collectors of rare whisky, the mention of The Macallan in the same breath as the name Sir Peter Blake has for many decades proved an irresistible combination. Next month, Sotheby’s is set to offer a one-of-a-kind original bottle of 1967 whisky from The Macallan’s newly launched Anecdotes of Ages Collection, a limited-release whisky and art collection created in collaboration with the renowned pop artist.

Estimated at $125,000-750,000, the extraordinary multi-component lot, including a print donated by Sir Peter as well as a bespoke VIP experience with The Macallan, will lead Sotheby’s first dedicated spirits sale in New York on 13 March. All of The Macallan’s proceeds from the sale will benefit the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Support from The Macallan will advance efforts underway at the Guggenheim to increase free access and develop engagement with a variety of audiences, in alignment with the museum’s diversity, equity, access and inclusion initiatives.

The March auction offers collectors the first and only opportunity to acquire this original bottle from the highly anticipated release. Celebrating the legacy and history of Sir Peter Blake and The Macallan, the Anecdotes of Ages Collection comprises 13 unique bottles of exceptional 1967 whisky, selected for its classic yet distinctly colorful character as well as the year’s significance within Blake’s oeuvre. Of this group, the A New Era of Advertising bottle will be auctioned by Sotheby’s, while the 13th original bottle will be kept in The Macallan archive, leaving just 11 original bottles available for purchase. Each bottle in the collection features its own distinctly original collage art on the label inspired by the brand’s legacy and the unique stories detailing its history and community, and the natural landscape of The Macallan Estate.

Jamie Ritchie, Worldwide Head of Sotheby’s Wine, said: “In recent years, we have seen significant growth in the enjoyment and collecting of rare whisky around the world, most notably from a new group of younger collectors. So, it is very special that we launch our 2021 season with Sotheby’s first dedicated live spirits sale in New York highlighted by this unique release from The Macallan that will appeal to whisky enthusiasts, art lovers, and philanthropists. We are also delighted that this unique bottle has been donated to The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum with proceeds supporting diverse audience engagement and free access at the Guggenheim Museum. As the spirits market continues to grow, we look forward to engaging an expanding pool of collectors with distinguished offerings, such as standalone bottles direct from The Macallan or private collections, which illustrates the breadth and diversity of the spirits market.”

Jonny Fowle, Sotheby’s Spirits Specialist, commented: “We are delighted to launch our spring auction season with another partnership between Sotheby’s Wine and The Macallan Distillery. This exclusive bottle from The Macallan’s Anecdotes of Ages series, designed by Sir Peter Blake, represents the age, quality and creative flare that the world’s leading spirits collectors look for in ultra-rare whiskies. We are also very excited to offer the Bo Johnston collection of over 500 whiskies comprising an unparalleled selection of old Cadenhead dumpy bottlings alongside an array of Scotch whiskies imported into the US in the 1970s and 80s, many of which have never appeared at auction.”

“I am deeply inspired by the incredible legacy of The Macallan, and its emphasis on family, tradition, and the natural world,” said Sir Peter Blake. “Each collage is inspired by The Macallan history and heritage, one that respects time and craft, two essential components of my own creative process. I meticulously worked on each collage, pulling from The Macallan Estate’s rich legacy to complete a collection that is a celebration of art and whisky.”

“This exceptional 1967 whisky was chosen for its classic yet distinctively colorful character, which is reminiscent of Sir Peter Blake’s work of the same year,” said Sarah Burgess, The Macallan Lead Whisky Maker. “With notes of oak and fig leading to a burst of hazelnut and strawberry, this is a truly special whisky that finishes with complex flavors of chocolate and lightly spiced peach. It is in many ways, its own work of art.”

Sir Peter’s design for the A New Era of Advertising bottle (pictured above) celebrates the people in The Macallan’s history who were instrumental in broadening the distilleries reach beyond the local borders on Speyside onto a global stage.  In the 1930s, a small stamp began appearing on letters sent by the distillery, bearing the slogan: “Whisky! Open a bottle of MACALLAN to-night”. Many years later, in 1978, the appointment of The Macallan’s first Marketing Director, Hugh Mitcalfe, ushered in a new era of advertising – one that would change the way The Macallan communicated with its consumers. Through a collection of memorable advertising campaigns, Mitcalfe and his team began building a brand with personality and purpose, generating much interest and excitement. The Macallan’s obsession with quality led to many creative partnerships. This included the introduction of bottle artwork, which featured art director David Holmes’ watercolor of Easter Elchies House – the spiritual home of the brand – and the surrounding countryside, also incorporated into the specially designed label.

Marking the third collaboration between Sir Peter Blake and the celebrated whisky brand, each of the 13 original Anecdotes of Ages bottles are hand-blown with an oak stopper, and feature a label signed by Sir Peter, accompanied by a leather-bound book showcasing all 13 label artworks and corresponding stories as well as a certificate of authenticity. For this collection, each bottle of whisky was carefully selected and the labels that Sir Peter created were designed to resonate with Macallan collectors and art enthusiasts alike.

In addition to the special bottle, the successful bidder will also experience a two-day one-night exclusive hosted experience at the Macallan Estate for two people and a 3D collage donated by Sir Peter Blake.

The Anecdotes of Ages Collection also marks the first collaboration between The Macallan and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, prompted by The Macallan’s wish to join forces with the museum as their charity partner. Opening on 17 February, The Macallan Anecdotes of Ages Virtual Art Exhibit will allow lovers of art and whisky from around the world to digitally explore the Anecdotes of Ages Collection. The exhibit consists of three galleries and provides a 360 virtual environment in which attendees will journey through Sir Peter Blake’s studio and learn about his pioneering, signature pop art and collage style. Visitors will also explore the Anecdotes of Ages gallery, showcasing the inspiration behind each of the artworks created by Sir Peter to tell the story of the 13 bottles, before the world reveal of the bottles with Sir Peter Blake’s handcrafted and original label artwork.

The appearance of the A New Era of Advertising bottle arrives on the heels of Sotheby’s Wine’s tremendous results for spirits in 2020. Spirits totaled $18 million last year, accounting for 20% of Sotheby’s wine and spirits annual auction sales, compared to less than 2% just five years prior. This marked increase in demand was underscored by two top prices in 2020: The Macallan Red Collection, which sold for $977,496 in October, and The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection which achieved $507,819 last March. In addition, Sotheby’s Wine set the world record for any wine or spirit sold at auction, as well as any private whisky collection, when The Macallan Fine & Rare 60 Year Old achieved $1.9 million during The Ultimate Whisky Collection sale in October 2019.

ADDITIONAL SALE HIGHLIGHTS

The March sale also features The Bo Johnston Collection, a vast ensemble of Single Malt Scotch Whisky accrued in the 1980s by the late South Carolina collector. Many of the US import bottles from Johnston’s collection have never before appeared at auction, presenting collectors with a special opportunity to acquire these seldom seen whiskies. Johnston’s voracious appetite for whisky led him to visit numerous distilleries in Scotland during the 1980s, and the wide range of bottles on offer encapsulates his breadth of knowledge of Scotch Whisky.

Featuring 550 bottles with a combined low estimate of $450,000, the collection is characterized by its extensive selection from Scotland’s most prolific independent bottlers, including 184 Cadenhead’s dumpy bottlings distilled in the 1950s and 1960s, and 197 Gordon & MacPhail bottles largely comprised of 1950s and 1960s vintages from their Connoisseur’s Choice range.

In addition, US import Laphroaigs distinguishes some of the most iconic bottles within this group, with 11 bottles of Laphroaig 10 Julius Wile import, bottled in the late 1970s, 12 bottles of Laphroaig 12 Prime Malt #1, and 2 bottles of the markedly rare Laphroaig 21 Prime Malt #21.

A bottle of The Macallan 50 Year Old Anniversary Malt 1928 rounds out the collection. Originally released at just £50 in 1983, it is one of only 500 bottles produced by the famed distillery.

There will be a window for online advance bidding ahead of the live auction on 13 March.

Whisky Hammer February 2021 Auction Ends Soon – Whisky Hammer News

Our February end soon!

Place your bids from Friday 12th February until Sunday 21st February.

www.whiskyhammer.com

Every month, we present an incredible selection of whiskies and other fine spirits to our members right across the globe. You will find everything here from limited edition releases and vintage bottles to whole casks of rare whisky. There is certainly something for everyone – whether you are looking to collect, invest or enjoy!

Macallan – Red Collection

Chichibu – Intergalactic Series

Macallan – Easter Elchies (2008-2013)

Kavalan – Single Cask (Virgin Oak)

Macallan – 52 Year Old

Selling whisky? Why not arrange the pick-up of your bottles using our global courier service? If you’re based in Scotland, you might want to arrange the personal collection of your bottles. Wherever you’re based in the world, we will make getting your bottles into our monthly auction as simple as possible. Get in touch with the Whisky Hammer team now by dropping them a message at sales@whiskyhammer.co.uk.

The Whisky Shop Auctions February 2021 Auction Ends Soon! – Whisky Auction News

ENDING SOON: Our latest lots will be going under the hammer on Monday 22nd February at 8pm.

https://www.whiskyshop.com/auctions/lots

 See our highlights below.

CHICHIBU 2012 SINGLE CASK #2279 OSWALDS MEMBER CLUB

A limited-edition Chichibu single malt, bottled exclusively for the Oswalds Members Club in Mayfair, London London. Distilled in 2012, this expression matured in a single white Bordeaux cask for and bottled in 2019 at an eye-watering strength of 60.4% abv.

LITTLEMILL 1990 25 YEAR OLD PRIVATE CELLAR 2015 RELEASE

From their Private Cellar Edition series comes a 25-year-old bottling from Littlemill, Scotland’s Oldest Licensed Distillery. It is now a closed distillery, which once operated on the banks of the River Clyde in Bowling near Glasgow. Though its doors have been shut since 1994 (with most of the buildings now destroyed from a fire in 2004), Littlemill’s special releases allow us to taste their unique whisky!

This exceptional expression has been initially matured in 10 American and European oak casks, all chosen from between 1989 and 1990, before being married and finished in first-fill Oloroso Sherry casks.

The 2015 edition is presented in a 70cl bottle and also comes with a 5cl miniature of the whisky, as well as a section of a stave from one of the casks that matured the whisky.

YAMAZAKI PUNCHEON 2013 RELEASE

This release hails from Yamazaki’s 2013 Cask Collection, the final year of the series. A This expression has been matured for an undisclosed length of time in 480 litre oak Puncheon casks before being bottled at a strength of 48% abv. Made with a smaller spirit to wood ratio, the slower ageing process here has created a rich, sweet and elegant Japanese whisky.

BALVENIE 25 YEAR OLD DOUBLEWOOD 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Released in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the spectacular Balvenie DoubleWood, this Speyside single malt has been chosen as a limited edition release by Malt Master, David C. Stewart. Like the other expressions in the DoubleWood series, this 25 year old has been matured first in traditional whisky oak casks before spending time in sherry oak to increase its complexity and add fruity, honeyed depths.

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Whisky Auctioneer is honoured to present The Perfect Collection by Mr. Richard Gooding: Part Two – Whisky Auctioneer News

Whisky Auctioneer is honoured to present The Perfect Collection by Mr. Richard Gooding: Part Two.

Ends Monday 22nd February, 2021

As the leading online rare whisky and spirits auction house, we encounter many great collections. However, this collection is unlike anything we have seen before and are likely to see again. Its sheer scale and rarity makes it one of the most significant discoveries in the whisky world.

Please take the time to browse the incredible library of bottles that belong to ‘The Perfect Collection’, each of which tell a story that chronicles Mr. Gooding’s remarkable journey through whisky collecting.

THE MACALLAN 1926 FINE & RARE 60 YEAR OLD

The Perfect Collection is crowned by The Macallan 1926 Fine and Rare 60 Year Old. This sale marks the first time that it will appear at auction since becoming the world’s most expensive bottle of whisky ever sold in 2019.

BOWMORE 1964 35 YEAR OLD ODDBINS EXCLUSIVE

An exceptionally rare bottling from a single cask which was part of the same batch of Oloroso casks that produced the heralded Black Bowmore. This particular cask was bottled exclusively for Oddbins in 2000 and yielded just 99 bottles.

THE BALVENIE 1937 50 YEAR OLD PURE MALT

 An incredible whisky, half a century in the making. A vatting of four casks, each imparting their own unique qualities. This whisky was distilled in 1937 and bottled in 1987, at a time when such vintages were virtually unheard-of.

DALLAS DHU 1921 PRIVATE CASK 64 YEAR OLD

A remarkable 1921 vintage bottling from Dallas Dhu distillery.  This is one of the only examples of Dallas Dhu single malt from this period before the distillery was purchased by Benmore Distillers.  This has not been seen on the secondary market for over 25 years, so is a true rarity.

BUY AND SELL YOUR BOTTLES FROM OUR EU OFFICE

We know that our EU customers have experienced significant changes since the beginning of 2021 and over recent weeks we’ve been working really hard on solutions to continue to provide the high level of service you expect from us.

We’re excited to now announce the extension of our core services to our EU office which will provide huge benefits to both buyers and sellers.

Click to find out more about this new service and how it will benefit you.

 

Grand Whisky Auction February 2021 Auction Ends Tonight – Auction Whisky News

The Grand Whisky February 2021 Auction Closes Today!

www.thegrandwhiskyauction.com/live-auction

1850+ lots to bid on including this Arrrrrrrdbeg!

Auction closes at (TONIGHT) 9pm Monday 15th Feb!

Interested in selling whisky in our next auction?

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E. sales@thegrandwhiskyauction.com

ralfy Daftmill Auction Success, Thanks ! – Scotch Whisky News

Daftmill Auction Success, Thanks !

Whisky Hammer February 2021 Auction Now Live – Whisky Hammer News

Our February auction is now LIVE!

Place your bids from Friday 12th February until Sunday 21st February.

www.whiskyhammer.com

Every month, we present an incredible selection of whiskies and other fine spirits to our members right across the globe. You will find everything here from limited edition releases and vintage bottles to whole casks of rare whisky. There is certainly something for everyone – whether you are looking to collect, invest or enjoy!

Macallan – Red Collection

Chichibu – Intergalactic Series

Macallan – Easter Elchies (2008-2013)

Kavalan – Single Cask (Virgin Oak)

Macallan – 52 Year Old

Selling whisky? Why not arrange the pick-up of your bottles using our global courier service? If you’re based in Scotland, you might want to arrange the personal collection of your bottles. Wherever you’re based in the world, we will make getting your bottles into our monthly auction as simple as possible. Get in touch with the Whisky Hammer team now by dropping them a message at sales@whiskyhammer.co.uk.

Grand Whisky Auction February 2021 Auction Now Live – Auction Whisky News

The Grand Whisky February Auction is…Live!

www.thegrandwhiskyauction.com/live-auction

1850+ lots to bid on including this Arrrrrrrdbeg!

Auction closes at 9pm Monday 15th Feb!

Interested in selling whisky in our next auction?

+44 (0)1463 210 427

E. sales@thegrandwhiskyauction.com

Now Open for Bidding | Sotheby’s 48-Hour Flash Sale Presenting a Bottle of Black Bowmore Aston Martin DB5 1964

Opening for Bidding at 9am EST Today:

Sotheby’s 48-Hour Flash Sale Presenting the First Opportunity to Acquire at Auction

A Bottle of Black Bowmore Aston Martin DB5

*Two-Day Window to Acquire One of the Most Coveted Whisky Bottles in the World*

Estimate: $100,000-200,000

NEW YORK & LONDON, 8 February 2021 – Bidding opens at 9am EST today on ‘48 Hours Only | Black Bowmore x Aston Martin DB5 1964’, a flash sale offering the first opportunity to acquire at auction one of the most coveted whisky bottles in the world. Launched by Bowmore in 2020, of the 27 bottles produced, 25 were released, with the two remaining bottles destined for Bowmore Distillery’s archive. The bottle in Sotheby’s sale carries an estimate of $100,000-200,000, with bidding scheduled to close on Wednesday 10 February at 9:00am EST.

Jonny Fowle, Sotheby’s Spirits Specialist, said: “This rare expression is a high-concept marriage of British craftsmanship. The status of Black Bowmore as one of the greatest whiskies ever produced is fundamentally down to its quality and complexity. There can be no more fitting a tribute to such a legend in the world of whisky than this special partnership with arbiters of sophistication, Aston Martin. Sotheby’s has set records for both Bowmore and Aston Martin in recent years and we are delighted to offer the first opportunity for collectors to buy this hybrid bottle at auction in our very first 48-hour only sale for spirits.

Of all Aston Martin’s models, the DB5 reigns supreme as its most iconic, since its rise to stardom in the 1964 James Bond movie Goldfinger. The imagery of the late, great Scottish actor Sean Connery manning the wheel of the DB5 on the silver screen made this model a must-have for every British car collector and it was even dubbed “The Most Famous Car In The World”.*

For nearly 30 years, since the release of its First Edition in 1993, Black Bowmore has been synonymous with collectability and an icon in the rare whisky market. However, its legacy can be traced back to 1964, not only the year Goldfinger was released, but also the year that Bowmore Distillery updated their distillery on Islay, swapping out the coal fired stills for steam heating. It was during this vintage that the Black Bowmore spirit was distilled, the whisky taking on its distinctive dark color, from which its name is derived, during the maturation process.

Black Bowmore Aston Martin DB5 is presented in a handblown glass bottle incorporating the DB5 piston into its design, which itself comes in a presentation box created from string-grain calfskin, brass latches and nickel plated hinges.

The partnership between Bowmore Distillery and Aston Martin marks a watershed moment in cross-category collaboration, the two brands operating as captains of industry in their respective fields.

Bowmore Distillery was founded in 1779 on the small Hebridean island of Islay off the west coast of Scotland. Over its 242 year existence it has established itself not only as the oldest, but also as the most valuable Islay whisky when the distillery’s 54 year old expression, distilled in 1957, sold for £363,000 at Sotheby’s London in 2019.

Aston Martin was founded in 1913 and its cars have been renowned for both their performance and their style ever since. The company received its Royal Warrant in 1982 and went on to set its own auction record at Sotheby’s when in 2017 a DB1/1 sold at RM Sotheby’s Californian auction for $22.5 million, making it the most valuable British car ever sold at auction.

Full sale details here.

Notes:

*The exact car used during the filming of Goldfinger went on to sell at RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey for $6,385,000 in 2019.

Sotheby’s spirits sales in 2020 totalled $18 million, which was 20% of the Company’s annual auction total of $92 million for wine and spirits, and a huge increase from five years ago when spirits represented less than 2% of Sotheby’s wine sales – further details here.


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