Tag: Ardbeg

A Brief History of Connoisseurs Choice

Categories: New Products, whisky Shop

You might already be aware that independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail has just announced a revamp of their ranges, with their Connoisseurs Choice line getting a smart new facelift.  What better excuse for a quick trawl through some of the bottlings in this historic series?...

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...

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...

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...

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...

February 2017 Auction Results

Categories: Auction, Auction Results

One of the continuing trends in last night’s auction was the new trading levels of older, high-end Macallans. The Fine & Rare series continues to strengthen at auction with results of £10,600 and £8200 for the 1965 and 1971 respectively. Similarly the 1938...

November Auction Results

Categories: Auction, Auction Results, Records

Another month and yet again the prices are still flying high. A weak pound is good for UK sellers but frustrating for those of us trying to buy. Whether this current upward trend will continue or maintain itself is yet to be seen. But if there is a re-balancing against the Euro...

July Auction Now Live!

Categories: Auction Highlights, Uncategorized
July Whisky auction Highlights

Putting together this months sale has been quite a challenge, whether it’s because the bottles have been scattered all over the country, or just the sheer heat beaming through the van windscreen or leaving customers houses at midnight. regardless we’ve had a laugh along...

April Whisky Auction Results

Categories: Auction, Auction Highlights
April Auction Results

The April whisky auction proved that appetite for the top end Macallan shows no signs of slowing down, in fact, if anything, it seems to be increasing. The top four bottles in this month’s sale were all Macallans and all of them finished up right at the upper end of their...

March Whisky Auction Results

Categories: Auction, Records
March Auction Results

  The March whisky auction results further demonstrated the current market appetite for the right bottles. The Macallan 1946 editions both returned healthy and consistent results while the Black Bowmore 1st edition was up against recent results for this bottling. Even with...

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