As we enter 2019, the whisky market remains buoyant, driven by strong demand both domestically
So, are we in a golden age of whisky?
In one sense, yes.
Current demand and prices achieved at auction have never been higher. This is in part driven by the fact that the golden age of whisky production has long passed, and the price rises show the battle being played out for the relics of this by gone age.
In our forthcoming April auction, we are delighted to be offering two such bottles. Bowmore White was distilled in 1964 and bottled in 2008 at 43 years old (£8,000-10,000 + fees). Regarded as one of the finest bourbon-matured whisky ever released by Bowmore, the distillates from the 1950s and 1960salso represent some of the best whisky in the world of any era. They have a seductive balance of tropical fruits infused with a subtle smoke, which is highly sought after by whisky connoisseurs. By contrast two iconic 1960s whiskies from Bunnahabhain also feature, the 1968 Auld Acquaintance (£1,000-£1,500 + fees) and the 1966 bottled for the Islay whisky festival in 2002 (£600-800 + fees). They are some of the finest examples of sherry matured whisky from the distillery, but at a tenth of the price of Bowmore, it demonstrates the effect that a unique spirit profile can have on the value.
Beyond some siren
A final feature
Dates for Your Diary
AUCTION | Whisky & Spirits | Tuesday 16 Apr at 6:00pm | Edinburgh
VIEWING | Sunday 14 April, 12pm to 4pm | Monday 15 April 10am to 5pm | Tuesday 16 April from 10am