The April Miniatures and Memorabilia auction saw the most bids and bidders ever on one of our mini sales. The usual suspects Macallan and Yamazaki dominated the top end of the auction as well as high end Cognac and over 200 Islay miniatures from the Queen of the Hebrides. At the same time the miniatures auction again showed how value can be had by buying smaller bottles rather than their regular sized counterparts.
To view the full list of results, just head over to our Past Auctions, meanwhile here are our own personal highlights below:
The Macallan Fine & Rare series has really thrust itself into the limelight in recent months, smashing various price records seemingly every time they are sold. This one then was always going to perform well, as collectors and investors scramble to pick up any F&R bottles that come to market. This miniature was aged in sherry wood for 51 years an bottled from a single cask.
Winning Bid £975
The price for The Yamazaki 18 Year Old miniatures far outweighs the price per centilitre of regular sized bottles. The market has relaxed a little from where it was a couple of years back but these miniatures remain particularly sought after and miniature collectors pay top prices when these bottles appear on the market.
Winning Bid £775
Louis XIII holds a special place in the history of Cognac and when these these delightful miniature jewel-like decanters come to auction they represent a chance to taste one of the most expensive Cognacs of all time.
Winning Bid £340
Old Laphroaig is better than gold dust. The whisky is considered some of the best to ever have been bottled. The condition of this miniature from the 1970s is impeccable and was gifted to the seller at the distillery in 1972, becoming the first bottle which sparked a collection of over 1500 miniatures in the years following.
Winning Bid £190
Old Chartreuse develops enchanting flavours over time spent in bottle and this ageing process is accelerated when the liquid is bottled into miniature. A standard sized bottle from this era would set you back well in excess of £1000 so these minis offer superb value.
Winning Bid £28