Five whisky lots to make it an even merrier Christmas27 November 2019 Whether you are buying to celebrate the Christmas season or purchasing a thoughtful gift for a loved-one, now is the right time to be searching out a great bottle of whisky.
Auctions offer a wide choice of Scotch whiskies – you’ll find bottles from a variety of distillers and prices to suit any budget.
You can pick up a bargain at auction and uncover bottles that may no longer be sold in shops, making your purchase good value and special.
Here is a selection of five whisky lots coming up for sale at auction. Remember that unless you are picking up your booty in person then you should factor in delivery cost before bidding.
1. The Balvenie
The Balvenie 10-year single malt whisky is sweet and spicy with a note of honey that is popular among whisky aficionados. With an alluring estimate of £50-£70 at Ewbank’s fine wine and spirits auction on December 19 this might just be this year’s Christmas bargain.
View and bid for the Balvenie single malt aged 10 years on thesaleroom.com.
This Macallan 10-year-old single malt is from the 1990s. When you can track it down on retail sites you’ll come up against a £500-£600 price tag whereas auction house Lyon & Turnbull has put an attractive £200-£300 estimate on it. Nice-shaped bottle, too.
View and bid for the Macallan 10-year-old single malt whisky on thesaleroom.com.
3. The Dragon
This 19 year-old single malt was distilled in 1990 at Orkney's Highland Park. Almost two decades later, it was bottled by S&JD Robertson as part of The Dragon range which has attracted quite a following among whisky lovers.
Estimated at £200-£300 it features in Lyon & Turnbull’s whisky and spirits sale on December 4.
View and bid for this 19-year-old bottle of The Dragon whisky from Highland Park on thesaleroom.com.
4. Isle of Jura
This bottle of Isle of Jura single cask malt whisky is part of a limited edition. Bottled at The Bruichladdich Distillery, the 24-year-old whisky was matured in cask with an extra seven months ‘finishing’ in a bourbon cask. It was distilled in 1987 and bottled at cask strength of 53.9% in 2011. The Isle of Jura single cask malt whisky is estimated at £350-400 at Elstob & Elstob’s Timed online fine art and antiques auction which ends of November 29.
5. Whisky miniatures
If you want to try different whiskies without having to invest in a whole bottle then miniatures are you. They allow you to sample a range of tastes at an affordable price to discover what you like the most.
Fifteen boxed whisky miniatures will be offered at auction on December 3 at Anderson & Garland’s Christmas Wine and Whisky auction. The bottles are from the Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co and include bottles of Dufftown 1979; Imperial 1976; Bladnoch 1988; Aberfeldy 1978; Aultmore 1980; and Glenlivet 1979.
You’ll enjoy trying out the different flavours in this collection and with an estimate at £40-80 it won’t break the bank either. View the whisky miniature lot on thesaleroom.com.
When looking for whisky on the saleroom.com you’ll find bottles in specialist wine and spirits sales as well as in more general sales. Use the search facility to begin your whisky hunt.