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April Auction: SMWS Collection

Categories: Auction, Auction Highlights

Our April auction is upon us and we’ve got a very special group of lots – a remarkable collection of over seventy rare old bottlings from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society sourced from a private collector in Macclesfield. Most of these bottles were bought in the 1990s and...

April Auction Highlights 2018

Categories: Auction, Auction Highlights

Whisky-Online Auctions April 2018 Auction Is Now Live! Highlighting our April auction is an impressive haul of over 70 Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottlings. This collection was acquired over many years by the vendor, mainly from the mid 1990s through to the early 2000s ...

Macallan 18 Year Olds – Tasting Notes

Categories: whisky Shop, Whisky Tastings

Following on from our triumphant appearance at Old & Rare Whisky Show in Glasgow, we thought it’d be a good idea to publish some tasting notes on some of the whiskies we had on offer at the Show, so that those of you who couldn’t make it can get an (online) taste of what...

March Auction Results 2018

Category: Auction Results

The territory felt both comfortable and familiar at the close of our most recent auction on Wednesday night. It’s been a while since Macallan bottles dominated the upper end of an auction so thoroughly so it was nice to see such a broad selection taking up most of the top...

March Auction Highlights 2018

Categories: Auction, Auction Highlights

Whisky-Online Auctions Third Auction Of 2018 Is Now Live! Back in the glory days not many distilleries had the facilities to bottle their own liquid and the likes of Macallan in particular would appoint independent companies such as Gordon & MacPhail with a licence to...

February Auction Results 2018

Category: Auction Results

It’s not often that the highest price item in the auction isn’t whisky but this month it was a pleasing variation to see the top spot taken by a Cognac. Not just any Cognac of course; Remy Martin’s Louis XIII Rare Cask 42.6, which finished up at a cool £7100. Not entirely...

Old & Rare Whisky Show – Glasgow 2018

Category: Whisky Tastings

Last weekend the Whisky-Online Auctions team headed to Glasgow for the second Old & Rare Whisky Show in Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel, and it was another cracking event. The team for the weekend was headed by Harrison Ormerod from Whisky-Online, ably assisted by spirits...

January Auction Results 2018

Category: Auction Results

Every time you think these bonded casks can’t surprise you, they go right ahead and surprise you. The 1989 hogshead of Macallan in our latest auction finished up at an eye-watering £242,200. That’s the equivalent of £942 per bottle, and that’s without duty...

Macallan 1989 Cask Sells For £242,200

Categories: Auction, Auction Results, Records

After an epic bidding battle that lasted over four hours past the scheduled finish, a cask of Macallan single malt whisky distilled in 1989 sold for an astounding £242,200 ($336,512) in our February auction. We reckon this is a world record for a cask of 1989 whisky! As...

January Auction – Full Cask Held in Bond – Tasting Notes

Category: Whisky Tastings

As another cask of Macallan in bond arrives for auction, it is worth remembering that this year the new Macallan distillery will open to the public. As full production commences at this new distillery the original Macallan distillery – where this very cask was...

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