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Scotch Whisky Auctions “Bottle Deadline Correction” – Scotch Whisky News

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Bottle Deadline

SWA Friends, it’s been brought to our attention that the date on our website for the December bottle deadline was incorrect. To clarify, the deadline is the 14th of December. However, the office will still be open on Saturday the 15th to accept the final few bottles. We do so hope this hasn’t caused you any inconvenience.

December Dates:

14th Dec: Bottle Deadline (15th Glasgow Office still accepting personally delivered bottles)

28th Dec: Auction Begins

6th Jan: Auctions Ends

COMPLETE SET OF BLACK BOWMORE 1964 LEADS BONHAMS DECEMBER WHISKY SALE IN EDINBURGH – Scotch Whisky News

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COMPLETE SET OF BLACK BOWMORE 1964 LEADS BONHAMS DECEMBER WHISKY SALE IN EDINBURGH

Complete set of Black Bowmore 1964. Estimate: £50,000-70,000 

A complete set of Black Bowmore 1964 leads Bonhams Whisky sale in Edinburgh on Wednesday 12 December. It has an estimate of £50,000-70,000.

The Black Bowmore 1964 first edition was bottled in 1993 in a production run of 2,000 bottles. The second edition followed in 1994 – when, again, production was limited to 2,000 bottles. The third, and final, bottling, in an edition of 1,812, took place in 1995.

Bonhams Whisky specialist in Edinburgh Martin Green said: “Bottles of Black Bowmore 1964 have become highly desirable, and the complete set of three editions is in particular demand. Each of the three bottles in our December sale comes complete with its own presentation case and, of course, its own unique number. I anticipate some keen bidding.”

Other highlights of the sale include:

  • The Macallan Select Reserve-52 year old-1946, bottled in 1998. Estimate: £14,000-17,000.
  • Two bottles of The Macallan-1938, bottled in 1980. Estimate: £10,000-15,000 per bottle.
  • Glenfiddich-47 year old-1964, bottled in July 2011. Bottle number 010 of a limited edition of 24. Estimate £9,000-11,000.
  • Port Ellen-37 year old-1981 Casks of Distinction, bottled August 2018. Estimate £6,000-7,000
Sale: The Whisky Sale
Location: 22 Queen Street, Edinburgh
Date: Wednesday 12 December at 11am
Specialist: Martin Green

 

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Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit bonhams.com.

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Scotch Whisky Auctions “We’re no longer using paypal!” – Whisky News

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Here at Scotch Whisky Auctions our customers are our priority and so we want to continue to offer you the best service that we can. Due to increasing fees from Paypal we will cease to accept payments made via this service from 29/11/18 to allow us to continue to offer our customers the best possible value.

We appreciate this may present an inconvenience to you if PayPal is your preferred method of payment. However, we hope that you will find the alternatives available offer you the same level of flexibility.

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We appreciate your understanding and hope you continue to enjoy our future auctions.

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BONHAMS SMASHES YET ANOTHER WHISKY RECORD – Scotch Whisky News

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BONHAMS SMASHES YET ANOTHER WHISKY RECORD

American Hogshead Cask from Macallan Distillery, 1996- 22 year old sold for HK$3,430,000 (US$437,861 / £342,271 

Hong Kong – Bonhams once again set a world whisky record at its Rare and Fine Wine and Whisky auction on Friday 16 November in Hong Kong with the sale of an American Hogshead Cask from Macallan Distillery, 1996-22 year old, which sold for HK$3,430,000 (US$437,861 / £342,271) to an absentee bidder against active bidding in the room, surpassing the original estimate of HK$2,200,000 to HK$2,800,000.

The new benchmark was set against the previous sale of a Sherry Hogshead Cask from Macallan Distillery, 1987-30 year old which sold for HK$2,928,000 (US$373,800 / £292,200) at auction in October 2017.

“Not only has this 22 year-old cask reached the highest record price realised at auction, but it is also the most valuable per bottle cask sold in auction worldwide and is expected to produce 310 bottles valued at HK$11,064 per bottle,” explains Daniel Lam, Director of Wine & Whisky, Asia.

During 2018, Bonhams has broken the world record for the most valuable bottle of whisky sold at auction on three separate occasions, and set a new world record for the most expensive bottle of Japanese whisky ever sold at auction.

The Hong Kong sale, Bonhams largest to date with more than 1,100 lots, concluded with a robust total
of HK$41, 219,168 (US$5,263,862/ £4,099,553) with 77% sold by lot and 87% sold by value.

Alongside the leading lot, impressive prices were also achieved throughout the whisky category of the auction including:

  • A bottle of Karuizawa-1960-52 year old-#5627 the oldest expression, which was sampled and kept by Mr. Osami Uchibori, the former malt master of Karuizawa Distillery which sold for HK$1,837,500 (US$234,568 / £ 183,359) against an estimate of HK$1,000,000 – 1,400,000
  • A bottle Laphroaig-1970-14 year-#4367 from one of the most legendary Italian independent bottlers Samaroli sold for HK$ 490,000 (US$62,551 / £48,895), against an estimate of HK$20,000 – 26,000

Within the wine category, the single owner collection from an esteemed Hong Kong collector presented across some 500 lots of fine wine purchased between 1980s and 2003 was well received amongst bidders. Immaculately preserved and aged in Hong Kong over the past 15 years, this was a truly “Made in Hong Kong” collection, featuring mature Bordeaux, multiple vintages of Penfolds Grange, Hill of Grace and other matured Australian wine, and Cult California wines from the 1990s.

Highlights in this sale include:

  • Château Mouton Rothschild 2000 (1 jeroboam – 5 liters); bottle number 5 of 5000 and autographed by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild and sold for HK$171,500 (US$21,893 / £17,113)
  • Domaine Leroy Vosne-Romanée 2004 (12 bottles) sold for  HK$147,000 (US$18,765 / £14,668)
  • Domaine de la Romanée Conti 2000 (6 bottles) sold for HK$ 306,250 (US$ 39,094 / £30,559)
  • Château Petrus 2002 (12 bottles) for HK$ 220,500 ( US$28,148 / £22,003)

Upcoming auctions at Bonhams globally include Fine and Rare Wines on 29 November in London (https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24606/); Fine and Rare Wines on 7 December in San Francisco (https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24854/); and Whisky on 12 December in Edinburgh (https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24762/).

Full details of the Fine and Rare Wine and Whisky auction available at https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24779/

About Bonhams Contact

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit bonhams.com.

Scotch Whisky Auctions 92nd Auction Now Live – Whisky News

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Hi folks, that’s us live with the 92st auction! Happy bidding!

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Whisky Hammer November 2018 Auction Ends Soon – Whisky Auction News

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NOVEMBER AUCTION ENDS SOON!
(ends Sunday 25th November) 

…place your bids at www.whiskyhammer.co.uk

With an incredible selection of whiskies and other fine spirits there is certainly something for everyone – whether you are looking to collect, invest, enjoy!

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Multberry Bank Auctions Autumn (Nov. 20th) Whisky Sale – Scotch Whisky News

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Welcome to the Autumn Whisky Sale here at Mulberry Bank Auctions! 

We have a nice selection of Rare and Affordable bottles up for Auction on Tuesday 20th November including a number of bottles from Silent Distilleries such as Dallas Dhu 26 Year Old Chieftain’s Choice; Glen Mhor 1980 Coopers Choice; St. Magdalene 1966 Connoisseurs Choice and Banff 1976 Old Masters.  If you are looking for an impressively packaged bottle of whisky, look no further than Lot 3 – Glengoyne Millennium Bottling presented in a miniature longcase clock  or the super premium blended John Walker & Sons Odyssey Blended Scotch Whisky – Lot 47.  We have also a great selection of bottlings from Morrison & Mackay’s Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask bottlings all at great estimates (perfect for a gift!).

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Whisky Hammer November 2018 Auction Now Live – Whisky Auction News

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NOVEMBER  AUCTION NOW LIVE!
(ends Sunday 25th November) 

…place your bids at www.whiskyhammer.co.uk

With an incredible selection of whiskies and other fine spirits there is certainly something for everyone – whether you are looking to collect, invest, enjoy!

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Just Whisky November Whisky Auction Ends Soon – Whisky News

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November Whisky Auction Ends Soon

Just Whisky’s November auction comes to a close soon. With over 1,400 lots to view and bid on, make sure you don’t miss out!

The auction timer comes to a close on Sunday 18th at 8pm UK time and you can view the entire auction here:

https://www.just-whisky.co.uk/269-november-2018#/auction-live

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Karuizawa 33 Years Old 1981 – Wealth Solution ‘Sumire’ (1 of 6)

 

An ultra rare bottle of Karuizawa, 1 of only 6 bottles from Wealth Solutions, a respected alternative investment firm based in Poland.

Distilled in 1981 at the legendary closed Japanese distillery, Karuizawa. The whisky was then left to mature for 33 years in an Ex-Sherry cask (# 136) before it was bottled at cask strength in July 2014.

This gem features a stunning gold leaf screen printed label which illustrates Viola Mandshurica or What the Japanese call ‘Sumire’.

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Red Hook 24 Years Old Rye – LeNell’s Barrel Proof

 

Red Hook Rye is a Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey which has been aged for 24 years in Warehouse G and bottled at barrel proof.

Back in 2006 when the first barrel of Red Hook was chosen from warehouse G, never was it imaged that just two years later, they would be facing a major shortage of super-aged straight rye whiskey. Samples were sent to LeNell’s to taste some of the precious limited last barrels (so limited in fact that it was from barrels which had originally fallen under the ricks of the warehouse all those years ago), they had decided the taste of the fallen angels were precious and must be bottled.

The future of LeNell’s is exciting and the possibilities are endless with new spirit being made in the stills and left to mature for some time until it is ready to be bottled and revealed to us all.

This bottle has been imported by Nippon Food GMBH, Switzerland.

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 Brora 30 Years Old 1972 – The Whisky Shop

A Whisky Shop Exclusive single cask bottling of Brora 30-year-old, distilled March 1972 and filled by Douglas Laing and co. in February 2003. One of only 220 bottles produced.

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 Laphroaig 40 Years Old – Natural Cask Strength

An incredibly sought after bottle of Laphroaig. This 40-year-old whisky was the official release which followed the 1960 40 year old which was exclusive to Oddbins.

In 1960, locally grown barley was malted by hand in the distillery’s own maltings. Using the soft peaty water from the Kilbride Dam and peat from the Glenmachrie Moss in March of that year, this unique whisky was produced and put away in the warehouse beside the sea for its long sleep.

This rare and unique whisky was produced and distilled under the care and attention of the legendary Bessie Williamson. Some people say she was the first genuine lady whisky distiller.

During forty years in the warehouse, a percentage of the contents of the casks has been lost in evaporation. This has been replaced by the salt-laden air of the Laphroaig Bay. To produce such a rich, mellow whisky, in such a harsh climate, is something that can only be wondered at.

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 Dalmore 1974 – Matusalem Sherry Finesse

Uniquely drawn from a single majestic Spanish oak, sherry butt which formally held 30 year old Matusalem sherries from Jerez De La Frontera. This vintage “Finesse” has fused the citrus orange character of aged Dalmore with an aromatic spicy and dried fruits complexity rarely found today. This layering of aromas and flavours excites the palate resulting in a harmonious single malt whisky.

Distilled on the 15th April 1974, one of only 948 bottles released.

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Whisky Auctioneer October 2018 Auction Now Live – Auction Whisky News

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Port Ellen 1981 Casks of Distinction 37 Year Old #1297 / Bottle No. 5

This incredible expression, numbering 174 bottles in total, is one of the oldest Port Ellen ever released. The whisky, bottled at 48.9% ABV, has been drawn from single cask #1297, which is part of Diageo’s ‘Casks of Distinction’ series, a range of unique individual casks each of extraordinary quality and character.

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Glendronach Finest Highland Malt 1930s

A stunning example of pre-WW2 Glenrdronach. Likely aged around 12 years it is one of the earliest officially bottled single malts or “perfect self whisky” as the label reads. A rare opportunity to try an older style of whisky, made distinctive by the traditional methods and ingredients that went into its production.

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Karuizawa 1964 Single Cask 48 Year Old #3603 / Wealth Solutions

An exclusive bottling for Wealth Solutions of Poland, this extremely rare 1964 single cask is arguably one of the most sought after Karuizawa whiskies. This is bottle number 143 of only 143 released on 24th December 2012, contained within a stunning Polish black fossibl oak case.

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Samaroli Collection

We never tire of featuring examples from this legendary Italian independent bottler, they are without doubt some of the finest, rarest and most interesting bottles that we see. This month is no exception with a wide range of Samaroli on offer including the outstanding Scapa 1958, considered to be one of the best Scapa ever bottled.

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Bowmore 1961 50 Year Old

The oldest publicly available Bowmore, distilled in December 1961 and matured for a half century in two ex-bourbon hogsheads. One of only 200 bottles released, a combination of glass artists, a woodsmith and a silversmith were all commissioned to create the exquisite packaging that accompanies this exceptional whisky.

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