Past and Present

Autumn Auction Summary

The gavel has dropped, and the results are now in for October’s greatly anticipated Autumn Auction, which ended last Thursday, October 13th.

The bidding wars heated up towards the final minute, as bidders grasped at the chance to win a bargain at auction. The best bargain of the auction which received a lot of attention was the 2014 Glenrothes Hogshead. This enticing lot ended up selling for £6,750 - £750 over the reserve price.
This is one distillery that is already established as a growing single malt. It certainly doesn’t hurt that its two sister distilleries are Highland Park and The Macallan and we see the value of Glenrothes just continuing to rise. Independent bottlers will snap this malt up, and the fact that two years ago a 50-year-old expression was released (£25,000 per bottle!) shows it ages well and there is a versatile exit strategy.

The other highlights included the star cask, the ever-popular 2012 Ben Nevis Hogshead, which went for £11,250, and the 2007 Orkney Single Malt Hogshead, selling for an astonishing £12,750.

Most of the remaining casks will be added to our next auction’s exciting line-up, or sold to the next highest, interested bidder. 

The next auction will go live in the new year, and we are already calling for casks for it. So, if you have one you'd like to auction or know a friend or family member who might don't hesitate to get in touch with us or fill out the cask valuation form.

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