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Posted in Weekly Auction Watch by Andy on May 28, 2015

The divide between online whisky auctioneers and traditional auction houses became increasingly apparent at the recent Mulberry Bank auction in Glasgow.

Posted in Weekly Auction Watch by Andy on May 19, 2015

The early 1980’s… Average UK house prices were around £25,000, Macallan’s 1928 Anniversary Malt was retailing for £50 per bottle and the Scotch whisky industry was heading for…

Posted in Weekly Auction Watch by Andy on May 6, 2015

It’s no secret that values for the vast majority of Bruichladdich bottles have been somewhat off the pace recently. A significant and sustained slump in the market for limited…

Posted in Weekly Auction Watch by Andy on April 22, 2015

With the absence of an auction watch last week we’re a little behind the times; however, it’s well worth reviewing the April Scotch Whisky Auctions sale. There were indeed some…

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

An £11,400 loss on the sale of one bottle of whisky. Take into account 10% plus VAT sellers commission and the retail to auction crystallised loss is £13,212, or -49.86%.

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