Described by auction house Sotheby’s «The Ultimate Whiskey Collection», a record collection of whiskey will be sold in London later this month.
Most likely, it will be the most valuable collection of whiskey ever offered at auction, and the first offer of the sole owner of alcoholic beverages from the auction house.
The mysterious owner of the collection in the United States, known only as «the Ultimate collector whiskey» sells the lot 394, 467 including bottles and nine barrels. The total cost of the collection is estimated at about 4.9 million dollars.
A selection of old and valuable whiskey, which will be on sale. We hope Sotheby’s has made sure they have been checked and verified as not fake!
This specific upcoming auction can earn an excellent degree that news stories attached to it. Here are some of the whiskies you can buy.
Whiskey Macallan account for half of the lots, the total value of which is estimated at $ 2.7 million. The bottles on offer are a showcase of 70 years of whisky production. They include a 60-year-old 1926 Macallan, derived from the same barrel as the bottle that sold for $ 1.2 million last year (this particular bottle is valued at $ 550,000), two Macallans in the Lalique Six Pillars collection (also from the 6-bottle series). estimated at $ 550,000. USA), a vertical series of 18-year-old macallans produced over decades, and a wall Cabinet designed by master James Laycock that houses a collection of 46 miniatures of «Macallan fine and Red» from 1937 to 1991. It is expected to sell for $ 107,000.
An unusual Macallan whiskey.
In the collection Lalique Six Pillars will be two whole Macallan. SOTHEBY’S
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There are many more beyond Macallans. Vertical official releases port Ellen (Pappy van Winkle from the world of Scotch whiskey), from the 1st to the 17th, will be sold per bottle. A pair of 70-year-old offerings from Gordon and McPhail, Mortlach ($25,000) and Glenlivet ($23,000), are also available. The different editions of the Italian butylate Silvano Samaroli, who prized among collectors also can reach five figures per bottle.
Other aged whiskey include the oldest official bottle of Glenfiddich (64 years old in 1937) and Balvenie (50 years old, also from 1937), along with more than 50-year-old Dalmore 50 year old highland Park.
Ultimate Collector Whisky himself said the following about his choice: «I started this collection and realized that if I really spent time on it and was selective in my choice, I could collect something significant and unique. Two decades later, I think the collection is at a point where it is truly unique. Cherishing these bottles, I am now ready to share them with collectors around the world.»
The sale will open for online bidding on September 27 and will conclude at an auction on October 24 at the Olympia exhibition centre in West Kensington, London, which will coincide with the sale of RM Sotheby’s collectible cars on the same day.
Chairman of Sotheby’s Wine Jamie Ritchie believes that the event will become history: «This revolutionary sale reminds me of the first wine sales that Sotheby’s held in new York in 1994 and in Hong Kong in 2009, and we believe that this will be seen as the same historical moment in the market of alcoholic beverages.»