Das britische Auktionshaus whiskyauctioneer.com, das im neuen Jahr auch in Deutschland tätig sein wird, zieht vor einer letzten Auktion am 23. Dezember Bilanz über ein erfolgreiches Jahr – und zeigt einige Highlights, die am Tag vor dem Heiligen Abend unter den Hammer kommen. Alles zu beiden Themen finden Sie in der nachfolgenden Pressemitteilung in englischer Sprache:
REMARKABLE DECEMBER AUCTION ENDS A RECORD YEAR FOR WHISKY AUCTIONEER
A complete set of first edition whiskies from The Glenfarclas Family Cask range is just one of the highlights of Whisky Auctioneer’s upcoming December auction, which will go live this week (Wednesday 23 December 2020).
From world-renowned independent bottlings from the legendary Italian independent bottler Silvano Samaroli, to remarkable collections of The Macallan, Springbank and Bowmore, whisky enthusiasts will have the chance to get their hands on a treasure trove of special expressions during the auction, which will run until 11 January 2021.
Whisky Auctioneer’s final sale of 2020 comes after a record year for the Perth-based online auction house, which since January has hosted 17 online auctions totalling a hammer price of almost £30 million. Between mid-October and mid-November alone, the business experienced its largest month in value and volume across its auctions to date – including £375k hammer price for an exclusive Bourbon and American Whiskey Auction, £3.3m hammer price for its regular monthly October Auction and £218k hammer price for a specialist Glenfiddich Auction.
The business currently sees over 100,000 bids per month and has conducted deliveries to 74 countries across the globe.
Iain McClune, Founder of Whisky Auctioneer, said:
“This year has been a huge year for the business, with 17 online auctions under our belt, substantial growth in online bidders, and ultimately, having the privilege to bring some of the most special whiskies in existence to our global customer base.
“Our final sale of what I can only describe as a record year for Whisky Auctioneer culminates in the auction of one of the most complete and varied collections of whiskies from iconic distilleries, including Bowmore, Springbank and Glenfarclas.”
The December auction will be the first time that a complete collection of original first editions from the Glenfarclas Family Cask range (1952-1994) has become available on the secondary market. Islay whisky lovers are also in for a treat, with the chance to snap up the rare Port Ellen 12 Year Old Queen’s visit – an expression bottled to commemorate the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to the island in 1980, and thought to be the only expression released whilst spirit actively ran through the now silent stills of this iconic distillery. Other Islay highlights include a remarkable collection of vintage Bowmore expressions from the Morrison Bowmore era, a legendary period for the distillery.
A crowning selection of the world’s most sought-after whiskies from the legendary Samaroli also feature in the auction, including the 1966 Bowmore Samaroli Bouquet, regarded by many as one of the best whiskies ever to be bottled. Also featured is the iconic Laphroaig 1967 and 1970 bottlings, The Glenlivet 1955 Handwritten Label, Glen Ord 1967 Bouquet and Springbank 12 Year Old. A collection of this magnitude is rarely seen at auction and offers the unprecedented opportunity for serious collectors and connoisseurs to acquire some of the world’s most highly regarded whiskies in one swoop.
Notable highlights in the auction also feature from The Macallan, which witnesses an incredible cache of the oldest expressions ever bottled by the distillery, presented from both The Red Collection and Macallan in Lalique series’. Other auction highlights include a spectacular Springbank collection, including the 1919 50 Year Old in the original pear-shaped bottle, a complete Millennium Collection and various sought-after official vintages and private cask bottlings.
Founded in 2013, Whisky Auctioneer has 51 employees and an annual turnover of nearly £40m. It has tripled its turnover the last three years and recently announced its expansion into Europe with a new base in Germany to accommodate rising demand across the continent.
To find out more about Whisky Auctioneer and to register to take part in upcoming auctions please visit www.whiskyauctioneer.com