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Scott Walker

Scott Walker

Valuer

Scott grew up in Perthshire and has worked in the drinks industry since his student days. He studied both music and media management, in which he gained his MSC. Working for a number of independent wine and spirits specialists including Oddbins and an auction house in Glasgow he developed his interests and expertise in wines and spirits further. Scott continues to play the trumpet professionally in touring bands around the world, as well as on radio and television. A keen traveller, he has also completed two vintages as a cellarhand in France’s Northern Rhône. Scott joined the team in 2019.

Latest Posts by Scott Walker

  • January 2022 Miniature, Memorabilia and Books Auction Results

    5th January 2022 | By Scott Walker

    Our extended January auction featured some stunning vintage miniatures, whisky memorabilia and drinks books. Here’s a look at the highlights. The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom by Alfred Barnard First Edition Our top lot of the auction was a beautifully rebound first edition copy of the seminal Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom by Alfred Barnard published in 1887 that sold for an impressive £3000 after a late flurry of bids. Barnard had spent... Read More

  • December 2021 Auction Results

    8th December 2021 | By Scott Walker

    This month’s auction saw some truly rare and stunning vintage bottles up for sale with some impressive results. Here’s a quick look at some of the standout lots from the December sale. John Jameson & Son’s Redbreast 12 Year Old 1930s This 1930s John Jameson & Son’s Redbreast 12 Year Old was something special and we’re all delighted that it enthralled the bidders as well as the historians. The exceptionally well-preserved Irish Whiskey came from... Read More

  • Cream of the Crop Charity Auction & Christmas Wine Auction Results

    24th November 2021 | By Scott Walker

    This month saw a double auction with charity and wine sales running simultaneously. Our first annual auction in collaboration with The Drinks Trust offered some incredible spirits and wines as well as unique experiences for drinks connoisseurs all raising funds to help those in need in the hospitality and drinks industry. The Christmas wine auction held plenty of stunning wines from iconic producers such as Petrus, Mouton Rothschild, Penfolds and Sassicaia. Here’s a look at... Read More

  • October 2021 Miniatures and Memorabilia Auction Results

    27th October 2021 | By Scott Walker

    Here are some of my personal favourites from the latest miniature and memorabilia auction: Port Ellen Despite its fairly unassuming appearance, this Port Ellen from independent bottler James Macarthur is highly sought after among fans of the Islay distillery. This 12 year old malt was bottled shortly after the distillery’s closure in 1983 at a cask strength of 62.7%.  Esteemed whisky reviewer Serge Valentin awarded it 96 points on WhiskyFun.com and in his typically colourful... Read More

  • October 2021 Auction Results

    14th October 2021 | By Scott Walker

    In my role as the Whisky.Auction valuer my job is to track prices and trends and so our October sale was particularly exciting from my point of of view. The auction showed particularly impressive results and we can see the continuation of some growing trends. So, here are a few of my personal highlights. The Macallan Once again Macallan adopted its familiar place at the head of our auction results. This month’s top lot was... Read More

  • Top 10 Most Expensive Gins Ever

    8th September 2021 | By Scott Walker

    Whisky.Auction valuer Scott Walker goes in search for the most valuable gins to appear at auction and discovers a few surprises along the way.