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Christmas Spirits!

17th December 2021.

A host of rare bottles were up for grabs in Tennants Auctioneers’ Fine Wine and Whisky Sale on 17th December, and bidders were eager to secure their favourite tipple ensuring strong prices throughout.

The top lot of the sale was a Hogshead cask of 1995 Tobermory Single Malt Whisky, which sold for £12,000 plus buyer’s premium. Held in bond at Deanston Distillery, near Stirling, the barrel contained 137 litres of whisky, enough to yield the new buyer 195 bottles.

Also much in demand in the whisky section of the sale was a vertical date run of Midleton Very Rare Irish Whiskey from 2004 to 2019, which sold for a total hammer price of £11,700 for the 18 lots. The top bottle was from 2009, which sold for £4,100, whilst 2010 sold for £800 and 2004 sold for £650. Rare bottles from Scotland saw strong prices too, with a rare 1980s bottling of Longrow 14-Year-Old Campbeltown Single Malt Whisky selling for £1,100.

Solid results were achieved for Fine Wine too, with notable results achieved for three bottles of Château Lafite Rothschild 1989 Pauillac (sold for £1,500), three bottles of Château Mouton Rothschild 1989 Pauillac (sold for £900) and one bottle of Château Haut-Brion Premier Grand Cru Classé 1955, Graves (sold for £750).

A good selection of vintage port from desirable vintages included two lots of Taylor’s 1963 Vintage Port sold for £1,400 and £1,100, and a bottle of Fortnum & Mason 1834 Grande Fine Champagne Cognac sold for £900.

The sale achieved a total hammer price of £74,570 for 199 lots, with a 97% sold rate.


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