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Irish Whiskey Weekly News – October 10 – 2018

This week our Irish Whiskey Weekly News features articles on an the wolrdsbest whiskey according to Jum Murrays Whiskey Bible and also the worlds most expenisive bottle is on its way to auction.

So let’s see what’s been happening this week in our Irish whiskey weekly news.

 

Irish Whiskey Weekly News - October 10 - 2018 - Worlds best whiskey

The 2019 World Whisky Of The Year Is American

Part of the highly anticipated annual Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, this year’s winner is the William Larue Weller. Each year sees the release of four expressions in the collection, including the Eagle Rare 17-year-old, Sazerac Rye 18-year-old, William Larue Weller, Thomas H. Hardy Rye, and George T. Stagg. Each release comes from a different batch, as the blend varies depending on the casks.

The winner here is a wheated bourbon distilled in 2005 and released in the fall of 2017. Named after a distiller who is said to be the first to replace rye with wheat in the mash bill, this year’s William Larue Weller is soft and smooth bursting with notes of caramel, marshmallows, and vanilla. Pepper and spice enter on the palate and the sweetness from the nose continues into a long finish. Sadly, this release has already sold out.

 

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Worlds first £1 million whiskey features Irish artist

An extremely rare bottle of The Macallan dubbed ‘the Holy Grail of whisky’ could become the first to sell at auction for £1million.

On 28 and 29 November 2018, Christie’s Finest & Rarest Wines & Spirits auction in London will be led by the most collectable single malt produced in the 20th century; The Macallan 1926 60-Year-Old presented in a unique bottle painted by the Irish artist Michael Dillon. Considered the ‘Holy Grail’ for collectors, it is poised to set a new world auction record for a bottle of whisky.

Several other rare Macallans have sold at auction recently, but The Macallan 60-Year-Old 1926 takes this rarity to new heights for collectors as it is is the only bottle of this ultra-rare elixir to be hand-painted by Dillon. Tim Triptree MW, Christie’s International Director of Wine, said: ‘Over the past five years we have seen sell-through rates for whisky offerings increase by over 20% and in recent years, along with the consistent interest from US and European collectors, clients from Asia have been highly active in the whisky market.

 

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Andrew

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Irish Whiskey Weekly News – October 4 – 2018

This week our Irish Whiskey Weekly News features articles on the worlds most expensive bottle of whiskey ever sold at auction and Irelands  first whiskey auction site is to launch on October 13th.

So let’s see what’s been happening this week in our Irish whiskey weekly news.

 

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Bottle of world’s most valuable whisky sells for €950,000

A bottle of Scotch whisky, thought to be the world’s most valuable, has been sold for just over €950,000. The bottle of The Macallan Valerio Adami fetched a record £848,750 (€954,500) at auction at Bonhams in Edinburgh on Wednesday.Described by experts as “the Holy Grail of whisky”, it attracted attention from some of the world’s most serious collectors.

The buyer was a private collector from Asia who bid by phone, auctioneer Bonhams said. The whisky is officially described as a 60-year-old, having been created in 1926 and bottled in 1986. The firm sold one of 12 other bottles with a label by the Italian artist Adami in May this year for £814,091.

 

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Ireland’s first ever whiskey auction is looking for your old bottles

Ireland’s first ever whiskey auction is looking for your old bottles of the hard stuff – to turn them into liquid cash. A new venture by Dundalk businessman Anthony Sheehy will see the country’s first ever online whiskey auction take place later this month. The site will be selling off a treasure trove of the national tipple on October 12 in the first sale of its kind to be staged here.

Among the lots is a €40,000 collection of Middleton Rare dating from 1984 to 2017 belonging to a collector. There is the first collection of Dingle whiskey and a 1969 Middleton which is one of just 300 bottles of its vintage in the world and worth in the region of €4,000. But Anthony is keen to alert regular potential sellers that they may have some hidden treasure at the back of their drinks cabinets and kitchen presses.

 

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Andrew

The Whiskey Experts

 

 

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