The 10 most talked about spirits auctions

3rd April, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

James Bond The Macallan 1962

The-Macallan-James-BondSold for: £9,635

The Macallan donated a bottle of its 1962 expression to celebrate 50 years of the James Bond film franchise, signed by current Bond incarnation Daniel Craig, Bond villain Javier Bardem and Bond girl Berenice Marlohe.

All proceeds from the auction of this lot went to Government Communications Fund (GC Fund) that supports former and serving members of GCHQ facing hardship and distress.

Bidding opened at £5,000 at Sotheby’s in London on 17 April, fetching £9,635 in total.

It was in 1962 when Bond first appeared on our screens in the guise of Sean Connery in Dr. No, alongside Ursula Andress. The Macallan 1962 was featured in Skyfall, which became the highest grossing Bond film ever.

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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