rare whisky

Dos and Donts of Whisky Cask investment

2017-08-02

“The secondary (auction) market continues to become more important as a growth industry. 2016 was the first time traditional retail routes to market were overlooked in favour of auction for what in effect was a retail/primary market release.” . “Strathearn distillery sold their first 100 bottles of Scotch through Perth-based Whisky Auctioneer rather than seeking a more traditional retail route to market. With the benefit …

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Discussing whisky investment with Cask88 director

2017-03-22

While demand for rare whiskies is becoming greater everyday those past few years – reaching crazy prices at auctions – I wanted to find out more about what Patrick Costello, director of online whisky retailer Cask88, thought of this never-ending trend and what lead him to the rare whisky world. Patrick kindly agreed to answer a few questions! First of all, could you please tell …

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Old-Style VS Modern: was whisky “better back then”?

2017-01-24

While many whisky enthusiasts are singing the praises of 1980s/1970s/1960s or even older expressions often stating that those past juices were better, had more character and/or offered a better quality/price ratio than today’s nectars, I thought it was an issue worth investigating! As you know (not that I like bragging about my youthful age… Kidding, I totally do), I’m born in 1990 and only developed a …

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Whisky Auctions: 7 Questions For Daniel Milne, Whisky Hammer co-founder

2015-12-04

Whisky Hammer (www.whiskyhammer.co.uk) is an exciting new online whisky auction service specialising in rare and hard-to-find bottles. This new whisky-collector-friendly website is being developed by 2 Scottish brothers and whisky enthusiasts, Daniel and Craig Milne. The platform is set to go live within the next 2 months, with the first auction anticipated to be launched around March 2016. . /!\ Special offer for my lucky …

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Japanese Whisky Facts: Why is Karuizawa so hot?

2015-12-02

People seem to go mad each time a bottle of Karuizawa hit the market (whisky collectors would probably sell their entire family for a bottle of this supposed liquid gold) – I then decided to ask real Japanese whisky experts for an explanation and finally know why Karuizawa is so hot right now amongst malt maniacs of all continents. The amazing chaps at Dekanta, specialist …

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