While the ‘perfect collection’ may have been a one-off, there’s plenty of signs that whisky auctions are flourishing online. Whisky Auctioneer alone has held 17 online auctions since last January totalling a hammer price of almost £30million.
It’s not just bottles that are selling well at online auctions either. A cask of Bruichladdich – 2006 sold for £26,000 while a Ledaig – 2009 went for £13,000, both via Whisky Hammer in January.
Meanwhile, other great prices being earned at auction recently include a 40-Year-Old Dalmore 1966 that sold at The Grand Whisky Auction for £5,600 in January 2021 while a similarly aged Macallan 40-Year-Old (The Red Collection) went for £19,300 at Whisky Hammer.
In February the last golden decanter of The Glenrothes 50-year-old Single Malt sold for £39,000 at an exclusive virtual auction from Bonhams.
March saw Whisky Auctioneer and Dramfool pair up to release a selection of rare bottlings from Scotch legend Jim McEwan’s personal reserves, with a Bruichladdich Dramfool Jim McEwan Signature Collection selling for £5,778 and a Port Charlotte Dramfool Jim McEwan Signature Collection going for £5,600.
These auctions are just a sampling of what 2021 has already brought for collectors and whisky investors, with Scotch enthusiasts showing no signs of being put off by online-only auctions or the global pandemic. The value of whisky keeps on soaring regardless of the circumstances, so why not dip your toes in the waters and find out what you can achieve with cask investments with Whisky Investment Partners?