The 10 most talked about spirits auctions

3rd April, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Queen Elizabeth II 1952 Cognac

Queen-Elizabeth-II-1952-Hine-CognacSold for: £920

A 1952 vintage of Hine Cognac bottled to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in the same year, sold as part of Bonhams Fine & Rare Wines sale in February last year.

Bottled in 1987, the Cognac is just one of several set aside in Hine’s personal reserves in 1952 to commemorate the Queen’s accession to the throne.

In 1977 a small quantity was bottled and presented to Her Majesty on her Silver Jubilee, a decade later the rest was bottled.

The auction exceeded the estimated sale of £500, fetching £920.

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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