Friday 15 December 2017
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The final auction this year of Rare & Collectable Whisky takes place on Friday 15 December at McTear's in Glasgow.
Specialist Graeme Maxwell tells us about the auction, his favourite picks and some tips for buyers.
Pick a favourite lot in this sale
One of my favourite lots has to be the Talisker 1952 - lot 1005. Very rarely do Talisker bottlings of this vintage come to market, but when they do, they always attract plenty of interest, which comes as no surprise as the liquid inside is sensational.
Tell us about this sale
In the final of this year's six weekly Rare and Collectable whisky auctions, there are bottles for collectors and enthusiasts alike to feast their eyes upon. From the Black Bowmore 1964, to Macallan aged 10 years, to a Strathisla 1937, it’s sure to attract attention from bidders at home and abroad.
Can I view the auction in person?
All live auctions at McTear's have scheduled viewing days, usually with a minimum of two days prior to each specialist auction. Viewing details are avaiable in the online catalogue.
How do I request a condition report and how long will it take to send to me?
For a number of our specialist sales, condition reports are provided on our website. Additional information can also be requested by clicking the 'report request' button in each lot description.
How do I pay for an item I’ve bought?
You will receive an invoice, sent by email, immediately following the completion of the auction. You can then pay by secure online payment, by bank transfer, or in person using a credit or debit card.
If I buy an item and want to pick up in person when are you open?
We are open for collection Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, and Saturday 9.30am - 12 noon.
What delivery options are there?
Whilst we don’t offer an in-house service for collection and shipping, we do recommend a number of trusted local service providers. Shipping information >>
When should I expect the lot I’m interested in to come up?
The sale starts at 10.30am, and we typically get through 100 lots an hour. If you are bidding live online, you can set an alarm to alert you when the live bidding begins for a lot you’re interested in. You can set an alarm for any lot from within the bidding screen once the auction begins.
What if I can’t make it to the live auction?
You can easily place a maximum bid in advance of the auction via the online catalogue on this website. You can also bid live online in realtime.
New to auctions?
Why not use our easy step by step guide to buying and selling at McTear’s here.