The 10 most talked about spirits auctions

3rd April, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

There have been some pretty exciting spirits auctioned in the past year, including a six-litre crystal decanter of rare whisky and a long forgotten rum from the 18th Century.

Top 10 most talked about spirits auctions

These are the 10 most talked about spirits auctions to have taken place in the past year

Auctions of rare and expensive spirits have long been a fascinating spectator’s sport. With high prices reflecting the rarity of coveted bottles, big sales frequently make big news in the spirits industry.

Collectors and status seekers attend auction houses across the world with the hope of acquiring a unique and desirable expression, and paying a price to match.

A new record for the most expensive spirit to ever be sold at auction has been claimed this year, but which other interesting and, inevitably, pricey lots went under the hammer?

Click through the following pages to see our pick of the spirits auctions which got tongues wagging in the last 12 months or so.

Think we’ve missed out any essentials selections? Let is know by leaving a comment below.

One Response to “The 10 most talked about spirits auctions”

  1. So many exciting spirits hitting the market, very interesting! The Pappy Van Winkle Bourbons are ones to watch as they have been exceeding estimates of late. Zachys Wine Auctions auctioned off 3 bottles of the 23 Year Old in our June 2013 live auction in New York City and the price realized was 203% above midpoint. Looking forward to seeing how spirits do in 2014.–Lydia Serrano, Zachys Wine Auctions

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