The 10 most talked about spirits auctions

3rd April, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

JFK Scotch

JFK-Aberlour-Glenlivet-ScotchSold for: £3,928

This rare bottle of Aberlour-Glenlivet Scotch believed to have belonged to John F. Kennedy sold for £3,928 (US$6,545) at a New York Bonhams auction in October last year.

Presented with a sterling silver capsule engraved “Happy Birthday from Jack”, the piece is believed to have been a gift from JFK to his old friend and school roommate Kirk LeMoyne “Lem” Billings.

The whisky was bottled by WH Holt & Sons and almost doubled its estimated sale of US$3,000.

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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