Whisky and Collectible Spirits

Dedicated to enthusiasts and collectors of exceptional whiskies and spirits, the Department deals with the selection and cataloguing of rare and prestigious bottles. The world of spirits has always aroused a particular fascination in the collective imagination, so much so that the rarest bottles of spirits are now commonly considered a luxury good, an object of collecting and investment. In recent years, the liquor and spirits auction sector has shown strong dynamism and a growing interest on the part of an ever-increasing public, both collectors and enthusiasts in general.  

The Distillates Department handles whisky, rum, cognac, calvados, armagnac, grappa, selecting rare bottles from the world's best distilleries. These bottles have always found a place in our catalogues, before the creation of the Distillates Department along with collector wines, and now in dedicated auctions. A milestone in the department, and not only, was the sale of a bottle of Macallan Red Collection 60 Years Old for the astonishing sum of € 107,000, a national record for a bottle of whisky. Pandolfini therefore seeks to respond promptly to market demands, deciding to open a department reserved for collectors' spirits, organising dedicated auctions, in order to be able to offer its increasingly knowledgeable and demanding clientele rare, if not unique, bottles of great value. 

Other adjudications worthy of mention include: a Port Ellen 12 Years Old bottled on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth's visit to the distillery, which sold for € 72,540, a bottle of the legendary 1966 Bowmore Bouquet by bottler Samaroli, which fetched the extraordinary sum of € 49,000, a 1966 Caol Ila from Intertrade, which fetched € 31,850, the exceptional 1983 Karuizawa Pearl Geisha Series, a bottle which fetched € 18,375 and the Macallan Red Ribbon 1957, a bottle celebrating 25 years of activity of the importer Fratelli Rinaldi, which sold for € 10,412.  

Collectors will find in the distilled spirits auctions not only bottles of the best Scotch whiskies from the Highlands to Islay, such as Macallan, Bowmore, Port Ellen, Laphroaig, but also rare bottles from the most famous Japanese distilleries, such as Karuizawa or Yamazaky, or cognacs, from Remy Martin to Hennessy, calvados, from Christian Drouin to Marcel Blin, or rums, such as the famous Caroni rums.

The experts in the Collector Spirits Department are on hand to offer personalised advice on how best to complete your collection, when to buy the most suitable bottles for your collection or for dedicated advice on how to start collecting bottles of whisky, rum, cognac and other fine spirits. 

Are you looking to get an appraisal for your collection of whisky or other spirits? Would you like to sell a valuable bottle in your possession?

The Department's experts are available for free valuations of rare bottles, appraisals for exceptional spirits in your possession and even expertise to assign a market value to entire collections. The professionalism and experience of the Pandolfini experts are at your disposal to decide together on the best selling strategy.

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