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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...

January Auction Highlights 2018

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Whisky-Online Auctions First Auction Of 2018 Is Now Live! First of all we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and trust you had a relaxing festive period. We hope you enjoyed all of our auctions we put together in 2017 and we will strive to keep bringing you a fresh...

December Auction Results 2017

Category: Auction Results

Every auction throws up a few special or fascinating results but there’s always something just a little bit more intriguing about our annual Christmas auction. The fact it runs over the festive period for an extended time and usually features an extensive selection of truly...

December Auction Highlights 2017

Category: Auction Highlights

Whisky-Online Auctions December Auction Is Now Live! Old Oban Whisky Circa 1900 One of, if not the greatest and most fascinating bottles of whisky we’ve ever had the pleasure of auctioning. We collected this bottle from an elderly lady in West Brom. This bottle along with...

November Auction Results 2017

Category: Auction Results

We should probably start with the somewhat unsurprising record price of £24,200 achieved for the Macallan 1949 50 year old Millennium decanter. What’s most amusing from a personal perspective is that it wasn’t so long ago that this sort of result (indeed this is the second...

November Auction Highlights 2017

Category: Auction Highlights

Whisky-Online Auctions November Auction Is Now Live! If anyone is looking to have their own bottling, we have a very solid and very drinkable 20-year-old Arran in our November sale. It shows the delights of whiskies which reach naturally low cask strengths at often surprising...

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