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  • 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

  • The Ornithologist, The Undertaker And The Publican

    1st December 2021 | By Isabel Graham-Yooll

    Look closely at this bottle of Redbreast 12 Year Old and you’ll notice three names on the label: John Jameson & Sons, W & A Gilbey and Redbreast. The Ornithologist Since the late 1800s, Gilbey’s, a sherry importer, had supplied casks and bonding facilities for Jameson, and at one time held 0.7 million gallons of maturing Jameson stock in its warehouses.  By 1912 Gilbey was advertising its own ‘Redbreast J.J. Liqueur Whiskey 12 Year Old’…. 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