HDH to host ‘largest’ spirits-only auction in US history

20th February, 2019 by Melita Kiely

Auction house Hart Davis Hart is set to host a two-day online sale featuring several old and rare spirits, which it claims will be the largest spirits-only auction in US history.

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The new Macallan distillery: 50-year-old-and-above bottles of The Macallan whiskies are among the auction’s highlights

The sale will take place on 14 and 15 March, and will feature an assortment of old and rare spirits ranging from Scotch and Japanese whisky to Cognac and Armagnac.

Notable lots include The Macallan 50 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, anniversary malt, which has an estimated sale price of US$40,000-US$50,000.

A bottle of Laphroaig 30 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky will also go under the hammer during the sale, and is expected to fetch between US$850 and US$1,300 at auction.

Moving to Cognac, and a bottle of Rémy Martin Louis XIII Grande Champagne Cognac, Rare Cask is forecast to sell for between US$10,000 and US$15,000.

Up for grabs among the Japanese whisky lots will be a bottle of recently discontinued Hibiki 17 Year Old blended Japanese whisky, which is estimated to reach US$300 to US$450.

Meanwhile, a 1977 Karuizawa 32 Year Old Single Malt Japanese Noh Whisky, Cask #4592, has been given a pre-sale estimate of US$3,500-US$5,500.

Buyers can access the auction through the Hart Davis Hart Wine app and online at auction.hdhwine.com.

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