March heralded our last pre-Brexit Global Whisky Auction. We, like everyone, have no idea what will happen next, but judging by the surge in bids and users, it appears that people are taking advantage of the ease of access to the Scotch Whisky market while they can. We highly recommend that those looking to sell their collections or high-value bottles look to get them across as soon as possible before any tariffs, restrictions or postage increases come into play. You can contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free valuation today, and we'll help with all logistics.
A plethora of curiosities made up our March auction, from blockbuster new releases, intriguing older bottlings and an assortment of miniature flights for some interesting tastings. One of the more spectacular successes in auctions across Scotland this month has been the incredible popularity of the Games of Thrones Single Malt Collection, either as a full-set or seeking the particularly collectable House Tyrell Clynelish Reserve and House Baratheon Royal Lochnagar 12. Full sets in our March Auction sold for £660 & £640 respectively, while the Tyrell Clynelish made £195.
There were strong showings for early distillates and older versions of popular releases, such as the 1980s Pre-Royal Warrant edition of the Laphroaig 15 Year Old which earned a valuation-busting £720, and the delicious looking Glen Grant 1958 40 Year Old gaining the lucky seller £820. Deceased (at least for now!) distilleries also continue to bring in excellent prices, with a Rosebank 1992 21 Year Old reaching £690, Port Ellen Pe5 Elements of Islay pulling in an auction-high £544 and a Convalmore 1984 32 Year Old finishing on £475. Japanese whisky is still proving a good investment as more and more aged ranges are pulled. A case in point is the discontinued Hakushu 12, which in February earned £110 but this month made £170. It's hard to see this acceleration in value decreasing anytime soon.
Thank you to everyone who bid in our March auction, and congratulations to all who won. Our next auction begins on the 5th April, for which we are still accepting bottles. See you then!