Sotheby's Whisky Auction: Sales History & Statistics

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Top 15 Expensive Whiskies Sold at Sotheby's Whisky Auction

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Date Lot Hammer
Nov 2023 The Macallan Valerio Adami 60 Year Old 42.8 ABV 1926 - 75cl auction ended £ 1750000.0
Oct 2019 The Macallan Fine & Rare 60 Year Old 42.6 ABV 1926 auction ended £ 1200000.0
Oct 2023 Bowmore Stac 55 Year Old 1962 (1 Bt 1.5 Litre + 1 Bt 10cl) auction ended £ 450000.0
Jun 2022 The Yamazaki 55 Year Old 46.0 ABV - 75cl auction ended £ 399543.8
Apr 2023 The Macallan The Reach 81 Year Old 41.6 ABV 1940 - 70cl auction ended £ 389823.0
Apr 2023 The Yamazaki 50 Year Old 2005 First Release 54.0 ABV - 70cl 50 2005 auction ended £ 389823.0
Oct 2023 Brora Iris 50 Year Old 1972 (1 Bt 1.5 Litre + Exp) auction ended £ 320000.0
Jul 2022 The Yamazaki 55 Year Old 46.0 ABV - 75cl auction ended £ 312261.6
Mar 2020 Karuizawa 52 Year Old Zodiac Rat Cask #5627 51.8 ABV 1960 auction ended £ 300000.0
Oct 2019 Bowmore 54 Year Old 42.1 ABV 1957 auction ended £ 300000.0
Dec 2022 The Yamazaki 55 Year Old 46.0 ABV - 75cl auction ended £ 282467.6
Mar 2023 The Yamazaki 55 Year Old 46.0 ABV - 70cl auction ended £ 280872.0
Jun 2021 Karuizawa 52 Year Old Strong Eagle Cask #5627 51.8 ABV 1960 - 70cl auction ended £ 280000.0
Dec 2023 The Yamazaki 55 Year Old 46.0 ABV - 70cl auction ended £ 258675.9
Jan 2022 The Yamazaki 50 Year Old 3rd Release 2011 57.0 ABV - 70cl auction ended £ 252350.1
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End date Lot Auction Last Bid Want it?
Jul 15 20:01 Macallan - Distil Your World London - Original bottling - 700ml live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 5250.0 Place Bid
Jul 17 20:02 Hakushu, Yamazaki - Tsukuriwake Collection 2024 - Wooden Pack - Suntory - 70cl - 4 bottles live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 2601.0 Place Bid
Jul 18 20:14 Macallan 30 years old - Sherry Oak Cask 2020 Release - Original bottling - 700ml live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 2560.0 Place Bid
Jul 20 20:14 Hibiki 30 years old - Suntory - 700ml live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 2350.0 Place Bid
Jul 17 21:02 Hibiki 30 years old - Suntory - 700ml live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 2150.0 Place Bid
Jul 22 20:01 Macallan 1965 17 years old - with Macallan Connoisseurs Club Certificate - Original bottling - b. 1984 - 75cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 2011.0 Place Bid
Jul 18 20:47 Macallan 1964 - Special Selection Spanish Import - Original bottling - b. 1981 - 75cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 2011.0 Place Bid
Jul 22 20:35 Macallan 1961 - Campbell, Hope & King - Original bottling - b. late 1970s - 75cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 2010.0 Place Bid
Jul 20 20:01 Hibiki 21 years old - 100th Anniversary Mizunara - Suntory - 70cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 1900.0 Place Bid
Jul 20 20:34 Macallan - The Archival Series Folio 4 - Original bottling - 700ml live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 1850.0 Place Bid
Jul 21 13:21 Bowmore - 36yo & 23yo - Frank Quietly Lovers Transformed - Original bottling - 700ml - 2 bottles live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 1800.0 Place Bid
Jul 21 13:03 Longmorn 1965 46 years old - Cask no. 370 for Limburg - Gordon & MacPhail - 70cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 1625.0 Place Bid
Jul 21 13:57 Longmorn 1964 46 years old - Cask no. 1539 - Gordon & MacPhail - 70cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 1600.0 Place Bid
Jul 15 20:28 Macallan 25 years old - Annual 2022 Release - Original bottling - 700ml live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 1600.0 Place Bid
Jul 21 19:01 Pappy Van Winkle 23 years old - Pappy Van Wrinckle's Family Reserve 23 years old limited edition - b. 2013 - 50ml live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 1553.0 Place Bid
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Sotheby's Whisky Auction schedule

Upcoming:

# Start End Seller Deadline
1 Aug. 21, 2024 Sept. 6, 2024 Aug. 7, 2024
2 Aug. 28, 2024 Sept. 12, 2024 Aug. 14, 2024
3 Sept. 11, 2024 Sept. 26, 2024 Aug. 28, 2024
4 Oct. 4, 2024 Oct. 19, 2024 Sept. 20, 2024
5 Oct. 17, 2024 Nov. 1, 2024 Oct. 3, 2024
6 Oct. 18, 2024 Nov. 2, 2024 Oct. 4, 2024
7 Nov. 21, 2024 Dec. 7, 2024 Nov. 7, 2024
8 Nov. 29, 2024 Dec. 12, 2024 Nov. 15, 2024

Past:

# End Start Seller Deadline
1 March 15, 2024 Feb. 28, 2024 Feb. 4, 2024
2 March 1, 2024 Feb. 16, 2024 Jan. 28, 2024





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