Those of us who collect rare whiskies look forward to the annual Diageo Special Releases the way some people view Christmas morning. In April, the world’s biggest whisky producer announced nine of the ten bottles in the 2018 collection—as it did last year. Of course there was great intrigue about what the tenth bottle would be. Now we know. […]
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Diageo Special Rare Malts 2018 Released
The annual rare malts whisky collection is a selection of limited edition whiskies from distilleries within the Diageo portfolio, often comprising rare and old liquid from lesser-known and closed sites. However for the first time since the collection launched in 2001, Port Ellen and Brora will not appear in the range, instead rare expressions from both distilleries will be available for purchase […]
Yamazaki 50 Year-Old Breaks Record At Auction!
Yamazaki Japanese whisky is once again hitting big numbers at the world’s auction houses, and the figure is even more mind-blowing than you can imagine! This time, the Yamazaki 50-Year-Old 1st Edition 2005 sold for £212,528, in other words roughly $350,000 AUD! Absolutely astonishing. Given that the last one sold for roughly $150,000 AUD, this is […]
Rare Whisky Investment Has a Bumper Year in 2016!
The rare whisky market world-wide experienced an ‘exceptional’ year in 2016, with sales of collectible single malt Scotch whiskies reaching $25million AUD, according to analyst and UK based broker Rare Whisky 101 (RW101). Sales of single malts on the secondary market in the UK are booming, with full-year figures showing a 48.64% jump from just under $20million […]