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.
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.
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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