Rare Ardberg cask makes huge hammer price at Glasgow auction


Posted in: Whisky
Posted on: 27 March 2015
Rare Ardberg cask makes huge hammer price at Glasgow auction The Rare & Collectable Whisky Auction at McTear’s was particularly popular this month, with a busy saleroom and buyers participating online from across the globe! Leading the way was a rare vatting of Islay single Malt Whisky, lot 1400, the Ardberg 1965. This was drawn from two old Ardberg casks, and the rarity of the bottle was reflected in the hammer price as it made £4200. An excellent result. The auction also featured two bottles of Macallan 1950, a single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky, lots 1120 and 1220. After competition on the phones and online, each bottle made £2400 hammer.

Together with the ‘household’ names of whisky distillers, the auction also features a very extra old Fitzgerald (V.X.O) bourbon, lot 1995, distilled in 1958 and bottled in 1968, with the hammer landing on £600 for this bottling. It is also worth mentioning the Da Mhile Trinity Edition, lot 1431, comprising ‘Lost & Found 20 Year Old’, ‘The Wedding Edition’ and ‘Newborn Organic.’ This single Campbeltown malt whisky trio made £890 hammer after interest online and in the room.

The April Auctions at McTear’s cater to whisky and wine connoisseurs alike, with The Rare & Collectable Whisky Auction and The Wine Auction being held on 29th April. To consign to these auctions, please email dominic@mctears.co.uk or stephen@mctears.co.uk or telephone 0141 810 2880.



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