Liquid Potential | Sell Whisky at McTear’s

There could be unknown potential hidden away in the back of your drinks cupboard!

Many whiskies produced as ‘core range’, standard drinking whiskies from over the years, have grown into heavy-hitting investment potential. Big name distilleries such as Macallan, Lagavulin and Talisker whiskies from the 1990s and earlier are showing real promise on the auction market at the moment.

The Macallan 10 years old, for example, which would have been available in supermarkets for no more than £25 twenty years ago, are now selling in auction for in excess of £250.


Lagavulin 16 years old is a curious one. Whilst older bottles may look the same as those fresh out of retailers today, the key detail about this bottle is the text at the bottom of the label, should it read ‘White Horse Distillers, Glasgow’, this can achieve in the region of £150-£200. A fantastic return for a bottle which adorned most drinks cabinets 20 years ago.

The collectable whisky market is an area that has been going from strength to strength for the past decade, and has not been hampered by the ongoing global pandemic. Investors and buyers have been looking away from traditional investments which may be faltering with the uncertainty, and looking towards the likes of whisky, wine, watches and other alternatives.


McTear’s is the longest established auctioneer of whisky in the world. With every bottle promoted internationally on premier bidding platforms, in printed media and on television, as well as on social and digital media, you can be sure of the best results. We offer your bottle a global online bidding audience, while remaining dedicated to providing first-class, personal client care.

If you have a single bottle, or a collection, and would like discover its auction potential, contact McTear’s Whisky Specialist Graeme Maxwell on 0141 810 2880 or



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