Whisky Auctioneer opens German base

Online auction platform Whisky Auctioneer has opened an office in Germany to minimise the impact of Brexit on its business. Whisky Auctioneer opened the office in Ratheim, Germany, as a result of ‘increased interest and passion for whisky across the continent’ and in response to the UK’s planned exit from the European Union in 2021. Iain McClune, founder and managing director, said: “Our European customer base is constantly growing, with over 60,000 website users from…

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Nc’nean’s first whisky sets world record at £41,004

Highland distillery Nc’nean has broken a world record after bottle number one of its inaugural single malt whisky sold for £41,004 (US$54,183) during an online auction. The first 10 bottles of Ainnir single malt were sold on Whisky Auctioneer in August to raise money for five charities. The bottles attracted more than 852 bids from 13 countries. The sale of bottle number one of Ainnir quadrupled the previous record held for a first bottle from…

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Daftmill auction raises £35k for Scottish whisky bars

Whisky Auctioneer has raised more than £35,000 (US$42,800) through the sale of seven bottles of Daftmill single malt Scotch whisky to support independent whisky bars across Scotland. The online auction house sold seven bottles of Daftmill 2008 Single Bourbon Cask #68 and a tour of the Lowland distillery in an online sale on 16 May. The auction, which was the first time bottles of the Daftmill release had been available to purchase, saw bidders from…

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Glenfiddich 2007 whisky to be auctioned for charity

William Grant & Sons has created 450 bottles of the Glenfiddich 2007 Spirit of Speyside Distillery Edition 2020 whisky, which will be auctioned for charity. All funds raised from the sale of the limited edition whisky will be donated to support those most affected by the coronavirus pandemic and Speyside causes including Moray Food Plus, Keirans Legacy and NHS Grampian. “The local community has been at the heart of Glenfiddich since 1887 when William Grant…

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Lindores Abbey auctions cask for Oz wildfire charities

Scottish producer Lindores Abbey Distillery will donate all proceeds from its first whisky cask auction to two charities working to support people affected by wildfires in Australia. The cask up for grabs is a 300-litre LPA American hogshead that previously held Australian De Bertoli 15-year-old Muscat wine. This is the first cask auction from Lindores Abbey. The winning bidder will be invited to Lindores Abbey Distillery to fill the cask themselves and also receive a…

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