The June Miniatures and Memorabilia auction saw over 1300 lots go under the hammer with notable minis from the Karuizawa and Macallan distilleries as well as miniatures from independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail, high end Cognac, and old wines & spirits documents dating back to 1893 all outperformed expectations.
To view the full list of results, just head over to our Past Auctions, meanwhile here are our own personal highlights below:
Karuizawa 1984, Bottled 2018 – Hong Kong Miniature Liquor Club
Specially bottled in 2018 for the Silver Jubilee of The Hong Kong Miniature Liquor Club, only 150 were produced, so this Karuizawa 1984 is a trophy piece for any Japanese miniature collector. They very occasionally crop up on Whisky.Auction, so keep an eye out for any future appearances.
Winning Bid £1050
These jewel-like miniature decanters of Remy Martin Louis XIII created a sensation when they were first released. Apart from being a chance to taste this magnificent Cognac at a fraction of a price of the full bottle, they’re also quite cute and always perform well at auction.
Winning Bid £420
Dailuaine Talisker Distilleries Ltd. The Citizens Atlas Of The World
This atlas was produced with the help of Dailuiane Talisker Ltd. as a form of advertisement. Featuring 100 year old photographs of Dailuaine, Talisker and Imperial distilleries, as well as the company’s central Glenlivet Bonds in Strathspey, this dates from around the end of World War I. Whisky history is an essential part of a whisky enthusiast’s knowledge so a superb item of historic memorabilia such as this was expected to be hard fought. This was just one of a number of old documents and items of memorabilia which were discovered in an old warehouse.
Winning Bid £250
Fortnum & Mason Gordon & MacPhail Scotch Whisky Selection
This lovely set of 12 miniatures of blends and single malts bottled in the 1970s at 70 Proof and 100 Proof by Gordon & MacPhail was presented in a Fortnum & Mason gift box. The upmarket London department store included some excellent whiskies from the likes of Mortlach, Clynelish and Glenlivet distilleries to create the set.
Winning Bid £220
Glenfiddich 1964 40 Year Old Cask Strength, Bottled 2005 – Hart Brothers
The last time we sold one of these minis back in November of 2017 it finished at £55. This time around it broke the £200 mark. Critics are divided on this richly sherried single malt whisky from Glenfiddich distillery, but this miniature proved too temping to resist this time around.
Winning Bid £220