Cognac is an extremely old and extremely luxurious beverage that dates back to 17th century France. A fruity concoction made from distilled grapes, the drink has been a firm favourite of spirit lovers for many years. Cognacs have become known for their extreme age statements, with some Cognac bottles containing spirit that is over 100 […]
One of the questions we get asked most frequently is why private sellers cannot achieve the prices that retailers ask for when selling the same bottle.
The only official Port Ellen bottling from the active days of the distillery has again sold for a record-breaking price at auction, after a collector paid £72,000 for the Port Ellen 12-Year-Old Queen’s Visit through Whisky Auctioneer. Distillery: Port Ellen Age: 12-Years-Old Bottled: 1980 Bottled by: Distillery Series: Visit from H.M. The Queen to Port […]
You will be excused for not noticing the undramatic end of the transition period of the UK’s exit from the EU at the end of 2020. After all, most of the UK had other things to worry about, namely working out what tier they were in, and what that meant, and since then dealing with […]
The Port Ellen Annual Releases, bottles 1 to 17, make up one of the most collectible whisky series in the world. Starting in 2001 and ending in 2017, the series consists of 17 annual releases of aged stock from the mothballed Port Ellen distillery. Port Ellen distillery was mothballed in 1983 and has developed something […]
Bourbon and single malt Scotch whisky. The two may seem very similar on the surface, but in reality, they are two very different spirits with different flavours, styles, distillation and maturation processes, and geographical ties. In terms of the collectors’ market bourbon is neither as valuable nor as collectible as Scotch whisky. There are various […]
Buying a cask of whisky can seem like a daunting prospect to those who are not aware of the process. However, when done correctly and with all of the right information it can be a very rewarding journey. That is why we aim to make the process as simple as possible. We have put together […]
The Macallan Diamond Jubilee is one of the most collectible bottles of Macallan due to its celebratory nature. The whisky was distilled and bottled in celebration of Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne in February 1952. But which date in February?
How do you own a cask of whisky? In the latest of our cask investment videos Mark is discussing a topic that we get asked about on a daily basis: how do you own a cask of whisky? We doubt you would ever buy a car, house, or other investment without having an understanding of […]
In October 2020 Glenrothes distillery reached new heights in their journey toward super premiumisation when they released The Glenrothes 50-year-old, the most expensive and exclusive bottling ever released by the distillery.
The Macallan 25-year-old Anniversary Malts are among the most famous and sought-after bottles of Macallan. The oldest vintage statement in the series is 1957 and the youngest is 1975. There are also a number of non-vintage statement bottlings in the series. Each whisky was aged for at least 25 years before being bottled by the […]
When we decided to launch our online shop in August 2020 we did not imagine that within a month our first sale would be a 28 bottle vertical of Macallan 18 year old for £44,000. The story of the vertical gripped the interest of the national and international community as news broke of the seller’s […]
Esteemed Islay distillery, Bowmore, and premium automobile brand, Aston Martin, have collaborated to produce 25 bottles of whisky that will set you back £50,000 should you wish to purchase one. This new expression is called Black Bowmore DB5 1964 and is inspired by the classic and quintessentially British Aston Martin DB5. The car is famous […]
In the world of whisky, single malts usually steal all of the headlines. However, in this instance, they are required to share the spotlight. A blended Scotch whisky has just won the 2020 Whisky of the Year.
Diageo is the biggest spirits company in the world, boasting ownership of distilleries such as Blair Athol, Glenkinchie, Cardhu, Talisker, and Lagavulin. Each year, Diageo unveil a Special Release collection that showcases the rare and wonderful whiskies in their portfolio. This year, the collection has been named the Prima & Ultima collection.
Nc’nean, Scotland’s leading organic distillery, is releasing 60 more limited edition barrels of whisky for purchase in 2020. The distillery, which only started to distil whisky in 2017, has offered 60 barrels per year for purchase, however, this year’s barrels are especially symbolic as the whisky within them was distilled in the same year of […]
The internet is home to a vast number of whisky fanatics and connoisseurs, many of whom have made it their mission to document their thoughts on all things whisky. YouTube is a great platform for connoisseurs to talk about their favourite drams and distilleries, as well as reviewing a number of whiskies. Below is a […]
You can find whisky lovers and fanatics all over the internet that take pride in documenting their whisky journeys, reviewing drams, revelling in limited edition bottles, and informing their audience about all things whisky. Instagram is a great platform for whisky influencers to post stylistic shots of their latest dram and share their thoughts on […]
There is a wealth of knowledge out there on all things whisky. Many whisky connoisseurs have made it their mission to document all of their favourite drams, and their opinions on whisky controversies such as no-age statements, and killing old bottles. I have compiled a list of the best whisky blogs on the internet that […]
Caol Ila in the present day. Caol Ila is a favourite among those who have an affinity for Islay whiskies. Caol Ila produces wonderfully balanced single malt whiskies, some of which go into the iconic Johnnie Walker blend. Diageo, who own Caol Ila and the Johnnie Walker blend, have proposed a £150 million renovation to […]