January 2019 Whisky Auctioneer Auction Now Live – Whisky News


 January 2019 Auction

is now LIVE!
Take a look at some of the incredible lots on offer this month.


Ardbeg Kingsbury

Kingsbury are Japan’s most sought after independent bottler. They were founded in 1989 by Eaglesome, the high-end deli in Campbeltown that was purchased by J & A Mitchell & Co of Springbank distillery, and turned into one of the region’s finest whisky merchants.


Hanyu Card Series

In 2015 Ichiro Akuto released the first four cards of his now widely sought after series. Now, 14 years later, there are 58 different expressions (13 of each suit, 2 jokers and a second edition of the first four released). This month we are delighted to feature a great selection of the popular collection.


Macallan Fine and Rare

Full of fantastic examples of old Macallan, the Fine and Rare series of whiskies was designed to represent the very best vintages that Macallan had to offer, dating back as far as 1926.


American Whiskey

The world of American Whiskey holds a vast array of spirits to explore with seemingly endless variety – from bourbon and rye to malt, corn and Tennessee whiskey.  The vintage, rare and old whiskies from America are truly a product of their time, more often than not holding a direct connection to historical events at the time.


Tullamore Private Stock circa 1950 / Daly’s

A fascinating piece of Irish whiskey heritage, this is a late 1950s / early 1960s bottling of Tullamore which will have been produced entirely at the original Daly’s distillery in County Offaly.




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(ends Sunday 27th January)

…place your bids at

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


Macallan Lalique Six Pillars Collection Leads the way in Record Breaking Online Auction – Whisky News


Macallan Lalique Six Pillars Collection Leads the way in Record Breaking Online Auction

PERTH, SCOTLAND – Bottles from The Macallan Lalique Six Pillars collection have broken auction records after being sold in a recent auction by Whisky Auctioneer (, achieving a collective hammer price across the four lots of £296,500.

This price surpasses the previous record from November 2018, when four bottles from the same series sold at auction for a collective hammer price of £272,000 according to Rare Whisky 101.

The Macallan Lalique Six Pillars Collection is one of the most exclusive and desirable ranges of whisky in the world. Featuring in the auction was the 50 Year Old, 55 Year Old, 57 Year Old and 60 Year Old.   These lots prompted an enormous amount of interest and bidding activity from across the globe with over 140 bids placed across the four lots. The eventual winners were located in the US, Asia and the UK.

The bottles also played a contributing role in an even larger record being broken. With a total value in excess of £2.6 million, Whisky Auctioneer’s December Auction itself is the highest value online auction ever. Close to £850,000 of this £2.6million came from sales of bottles of The Macallan alone.

These records not only indicate the continuing global demand for buying and selling whisky on the secondary market but also the increasing use of online auctions as a means for private collectors and investors to access old, rare and iconic whiskies.

Iain McClune, director of Whisky Auctioneer, said: “We are beyond delighted to feature these exceptional bottles in our auction. They represent the absolute pinnacle of rare whisky collecting and investing.”

“Our most recent auction result illustrates that the very highest end of the secondary market, which was once the preserve of the traditional auction house and its attendees, is now accessible via online auction. A positive development that makes the buying and selling of whisky an easier and more straightforward process that is open to all.”

It was not just The Macallan that broke records either: Other record-breaking bottles sold within the same auction include the Hibiki Arita Decanter, that achieved a hammer price of £17,500 and the Bruichladdich 1960 Sherry Cask 100 Proof, that achieved a hammer price of £10,000.

It is not unusual for the Perth based company to see records broken in their monthly auctions however the large number witnessed in their most recent auction speaks of an exciting year ahead both for Whisky Auctioneer and the industry as a whole.

The next auction goes live on 25 January and will close on 4 February.

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Additional Information

  1. Whisky Auctioneer specialises in auctioning whisky, whether it be fine, old, rare, collectable or affordable.
  2. Formed in 2013 and based in Perth, central Scotland, Whisky Auctioneer aims to be the most comprehensive website available for the buying and selling of whisky.
  3. Whisky Auctioneer holds regular monthly online auctions as well as specialist auctions for collectible whiskies and exclusive releases.
  4. To buy or sell on the Whisky Auctioneer website, an account must be first set up here:
  5. Social Media Handles:
    1. twitter: @whisky_auction
    2. facebook: @WhiskyAuctioneer
    3. web:


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Save the date: 13th January, 6-8pm


We’re delighted to say that we are back in London next week to collect whisky. 13th January, 6-8pm, St Paul’s Hotel Hammersmith. If you would like to attend this whisky rendez-vous please fill out the attendance form by clicking on the picture to the right. Additionally please click on the button below and fill out our ‘Submission Sheet’.




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Happy New Year from Scotch Whisky Auctions!


New Year’s Greeting from the SWA Brand Ambassador, Kate Johnston. 


‘It’s been a real joy to meet so many of you this year. My first six months in the job have been non-stop, but the welcome I’ve received has been nothing short of warm. Seeing the auction grow to just short of 10,000 bottles in November was quite astounding. A particular highlight of mine from 2018 was hosting our food and whisky provenance evening at Cafe Strange Brew, in Glasgow. Amazing food and amazing whisky!!


One really lovely part of my job is getting to meet so many of our lovely clients from across the country. We’re so grateful for all of you and from both Tam and the whole team we want to thankyou.’

So what’s new for next 2019?


‘Well we will have plenty to keep us busy with a few new schemes up our sleeves, as we creatively strive to make your experience better. I’ve quickly learnt we don’t like staying still at SWA, stagnation being somewhat of a forbidden word – that just makes it all that more exciting doesn’t it! Happy New Year One all!!’


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Charity ballot: The Cask of HRH The Prince Charles Duke of Rothesay – Scotch Whisky News


The Whisky Exchange is honoured to be conducting a ballot for the sale of this special single malt on behalf of the charity The Prince’s Foundation. Distilled in 1988 and bottled on The Prince’s 70th birthday, 14th November 2018, this 30-year-old whisky is one of the oldest ever single-cask releases of Royal Lochnagar single malt, and is bottled at cask strength, 52.6% abv.

184 bottles of this 30-year-old Scotch whisky are available, priced at £1,470. To ensure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to own this piece of whisky and royal history, we are conducting a ballot.

The ballot will run until 27 January 2019, and you must enter before then for a chance to purchase one of the bottles. All proceeds from the sale will go to The Prince’s Foundation charity.





A Hibiki-21 year old Ceramic Collection


Hong Kong – Bonhams headlines its upcoming online Whisky sale in Hong Kong with a Hibiki-21 year old Ceramic Collection Arita & Kutani. Paying tribute to the art of traditional Japanese ceramic, Suntory release this limited edition every year in handmade ceramic bottles from the Arita and Kutani kiln containing Hibiki-21 year old whisky. It is a very rare opportunity to acquire a full set of the collection from the first release in 2001 to the latest in 2014. The collection includes 28 ceramic bottles and is estimated to fetch between HK$600,000 and HK$800,000.

Bonhams online sale will start on 24 December 2018 and end on 20 January 2019, and will feature a collection of 440 lots ranging from HK$3,000 to HK$600,000, offering a price point for all level of collectors.

The sale presents a Macallan Lalique-55 year old estimated at HK$500,000 – 650,000. This 55 year old Macallan in a Lalique decanter was released in 2007, with only 420 individually numbered decanters made available worldwide. Inspired by Lalique’s classic Paquerettes tiara perfume bottle, this decanter is a nod back to the designing power and influence of Rene Lalique in 1910. Made in varying amber coloured crystal to reflect The Macallan’s natural colour, the decanter stopper embodies Lalique’s mastery of crystal and is one of the most difficult colours for crystal makers to achieve. 

Over 20 bottles of collectable single malts from the late legendary bottler Silvano Samaroli are featured in this sale including a bottle of Glen Cawdor-1964, one of 360 bottles and estimated around HK$80,000 – 110,000. Inspired by the reference to the Thane of Cawdor in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Silvano used the name for some of his bottlings without revealing the real distillery. According to his memory, it is believed to be a Springbank 1964.

Other notable highlights include:

  • Macallan-1972 by S.Samaroli, one of 460; estimated at $50,000-70,000
  • Yamazaki-1979-#RF1037, one of 294; ; estimated at HK$90,000-130,000
  • Bowmore-1964-38 year old-Bourbon, one of 300; estimated at HK$90,000-140,000
  • Balvenie-50 year old-6th Release, one of 110; estimated at HK$320,000-380,000

Auction Details
Whisky sale
24 December 2018 – 20 January 2019
Specialist: Daniel Lam, Director of Wine & Whisky, Asia
Tel: +852 2918 4321; E:

About Bonhams 

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

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