The auction, which features fifty lots in total, includes a Dalmore 50-year-old Scotch (1926), which is expected to fetch up to £12,000 at auction. Made in exceptionally small quantities, this particular bottle is from one of the earlier bottling runs and while it was put into cask in 1926, is reputed to contain spirit first distilled as early as 1868. Hailed by Dalmore’s Master Distiller, Richard Paterson, as being one of the longest-loved and nurtured whiskies in the world, the Dalmore 50-yeard-old is rarely seen on the market. Other notable lots include a bottle of Balbair Vintage 1965, which is expected to go for between £1,350 and £1,800 at auction. Only one of 350 worldwide, this Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky comes in a case that includes a ‘secret’ pull out draw containing a certificate of authenticity. For Japanese whisky enthusiasts, the auction includes a rare Nikka Taketsuru 25 Year Old – a malt containing casks from the celebrated Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries. Introduced in 2012, only 120 bottles were available throughout Europe. Daniel Elswood, specialist whisky auctioneer at Catawiki comments, “The Catawiki whisky auctions have gone from strength to strength, each week growing with evermore rare and exciting whiskies being offered up. The variety of whiskies found on Catawiki ensures a dynamic, evolving and constantly exciting whisky market platform. This auction has some remarkably rare whiskies and we expect to see a lot of interest from whisky enthusiasts and collectors.” The auction will run until the 10th of April 2016 at: http://auction.catawiki.com/exclusive-whiskyauction/sunday/2016-04-10
What is CatawikiFounded in 2008, Catawiki was originally designed as a website where collectors could manage their collections online. In 2011, Catawiki started hosting weekly online auctions in various categories including art, antiques, classic cars, watches, jewellery, fashion, comics and stamps. Most objects on Catawiki have a fascinating story and you won't be able to find them in an average store. Before being auctioned, each object is screened by our extensive team of experts. They help guarantee a varied and high quality selection of lots in our auctions. Nowadays, for millions of people around the world, Catawiki is the place to go for buying and selling special objects. Catawiki has offices in the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Sweden among others. In 2015 Catawiki received an investment of €75 million and won the award for being the fastest growing company in Europe.
Our BeliefsWe strongly believe that everyone should be able to buy and sell special objects every day in an exciting, easy and secure manner. That is why we are constantly working to make the Catawiki experience as special as the objects themselves.
Special ObjectsOn Catawiki everyone can find something to suit his or her interests. Every week tens of thousands of fascinating objects are available in our auctions. A few examples of objects that have been auctioned on Catawiki in the past include: a complete mammoth skeleton, the most expensive LEGO brick in the world, the pope's hat, a meteorite from Mars, Napoleon's hair, the oldest condom in the world and Muhammad Ali's boxing gloves.
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