Springbank 1919 miniature sets auction record
A miniature bottle of Springbank 1919 50 Years Old has set a new auction record for the brand after selling for £7,360 (US$8,790).
The 50ml Springbank bottle was sold by Whisky.Auction. It broke its own previous record of £6,440 (US$7,695) set in August 2021.
The Springbank Distillery is located in Campbeltown, Scotland. The miniature bottle that was sold was labelled ‘No. 2’ and has a certificate of authenticity.
A 50ml miniature of Malt Mill 10 Years Old also set a new record after it was snapped up for £6,670 (US$7,970). Whisky.Auction described Malt Mill as the world’s rarest single malt.
Malt Mill was produced at a ‘tiny’ distillery on the grounds of Lagavulin on Islay between 1908 and 1962.
The buyer of the Malt Mill miniature said: “It is exciting. I’m not sure I’ll ever drink it though. The description from Serge [Valentin, of whiskyfun.com] et al is good enough for me.
“Rather I’ll hang onto it for a few years and feel proud to own it.”
Isabel Graham-Yool, Whisky.Auction director, noted how the prices achieved on these whiskies were “exciting, but perhaps not unexpected” due to how rare each spirit is.
“Much of the liquid we see coming to auction in miniatures is simply unavailable in full bottles, having been consumed many years before,” Graham-Yool added.
“Miniatures often outlive their full-size counterparts in ‘souvenir’ style. And sometimes, the liquid is so scarce that only miniatures ever existed.”
The Spirits Business and Lux Row Distillers are auctioning a barrel of Rebel Bourbon to raise funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.