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Posted in Weekly Auction Watch by Andy on January 26, 2016

Bonhams – Hong Kong – had a massive 38.5% unsold lot rate at their recent whisky auction. Just 61.5% of lots sold on the day.

Posted in Weekly Auction Watch by Andy on January 4, 2016

Scotch Whisky Auctions opened 2016’s early auction scene with a bang yesterday. The bang was more of a resounding punch to the nose than a fizz-popping celebratory New Year…

Posted in Weekly Auction Watch by Andy on December 7, 2015

Price is whatever anyone wants to ask for a ‘thing’. An asking price can be as wholly realistic or as flamboyantly outlandish as the seller of that particular thing decides. If the…

Posted in Weekly Insight by Andy on November 18, 2015

Three of us recently found ourselves leaving Easter Elchies House under the shadow of vast looming cranes… the sort used to move big bits of shiny new distillery.

Posted in Weekly Insight by Andy on November 12, 2015

The challenge on Tuesday night (and early Wednesday morning if we’re being totally honest) was to wear this year’s Diageo Special releases…

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