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When McTear’s opened its doors in Glasgow in 1842, many of the Scotch whisky brands we know and love today were still in their infancy. Over the years the auction house has grown and developed side by side with these now legendary distilleries. Today, McTear’s has matured into a whisky auctioneer of international standing.

Collectors from across the globe understand the importance of reputation and personal attention to detail, trusting McTear’s specialists to handle their precious spirit, whether it is a Black Bowmore from Islay or a rare single malt from one of the many impressive Japanese whisky distilleries. World record whisky prices have been broken and satisfied buyers in more than 120 countries worldwide have taken delivery of some of the rarest single malts on the planet.

Whether you are a collector interested in Scotch whisky for investment, or have simply looked at your single malt and curiously wondered ‘how much is my whisky worth?’ McTear’s specialists can guide you through the auction process.

McTear’s is proud to have handled many of the world’s most sought-after whiskies from global brands including; Macallan, Bowmore, Glendronach, Springbank, Dalmore, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Port Ellen, Yamazaki, Karuizawa, Johnny Walker, Highland Park, Glenmorangie and Ardbeg, amongst others.


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If you would like to find out a little bit more about McTear’s Rare & Fine Whisky auction or if you would like to discuss a particular consignment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Please contact Ewan Thomson on 0141 810 2880 or email




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