Skinner to Host Its First Auction Dedicated to Whisky, Spirits & Ales

Mixed Pappy Van Winkle Whisky

Mixed Pappy Van Winkle Whisky

10-day Online Sale Features Choice Selections of Pappy Van Winkle, Old Overholt & More

BOSTON, Mass– January 8, 2015 –Stock your liquor shelves for the new year or add to a collection – from the convenience of home – during Skinner, Inc.’s first-ever auction dedicated to Whisky, Spirits & Ales. The online-only sale will begin on January 13, 2015 at 12:00 P.M. ET and conclude on January 22, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. ET. Featuring nearly 300 lots of whisky, cognac, bourbon, ales, vintage rums, gins and more, with many items at accessible price points, this auction has something for every collector or enthusiast.

Marie Keep, Director of Fine Wines said, “Seeing growing interest in whisky and spirits at auction, we are continuing to expand our offerings in this category. With the recent addition of Joseph Hyman to our staff, this auction highlights the wide range of options available to new and seasoned collectors alike.”

Whisky & Spirits

Responding to rising interest, Skinner will offer close to a dozen lots of Pappy Van Winkle – ranging from 10 year to 23 year bourbon. Another desirable item comes from the now-closed Karuizawa Distillery in Japan: a 13-year Karuizawa Noh Whisky. An assortment of Old Overholt whiskies offers buyers the opportunity to taste across the eras, including bottles of medicinal Prohibition-era variations.

The Macallan Anniversary Malt 25 year

The Macallan Anniversary Malt 25 year

Highly sought-after cognacs such as Remy Martin’s Louis XIII and Courvoisier ‘Erte’ Cognac, Nos. 1-8, will be represented in this auction, as well as select armagnacs. Other popular items include Irish and Scottish whisky brands such as Macallan, Jameson, and Midleton.

With this auction’s substantial offerings, Skinner will afford buyers the chance to discover bourbons, ryes, rums and gins for every palate.

Fine Ales

Desirable beer offerings from well-known brews to limited edition selections comprise a strong section of fine ales.

A single lot of Pappy Van Winkle barrel-aged beer will be on the auction block, sure to excite both whisky and beer aficionados. New to the block at Skinner are two lots of the Belgian-brewed Fantome. Additional highlights include a selection of Cantillon ales, in addition to a complete set ofDrie Fonteinen Armand’4 oude Geuze, representing winter, fall, spring and summer, the limited edition No. 25 of 1,500.

Rounding out the variety of available brews are Drie Fonteinen’s Millennium Gueze and Samuel Adams’ Millennium.

Samuel Adams Millenium

Samuel Adams Millenium

Previews, Catalog, and Bidding

All lots offered at Skinner are available to view online or in person, and specialists are available to answer questions, setting our auction house apart from internet-based auction companies. To arrange for a preview, please contact the Fine Wines Department, at 508-970-3133 or finewines@skinnerinc.comView driving directions.

View the catalog on the Skinner website at Log in or create an account to start bidding when the auction opens on Tuesday, January 13th at 12 P.M. Lots begin closing on Thursday, January 22nd at 4 P.M. Each lot in the online catalog displays the current bid, asking bid, and time remaining in the auction, in addition to detailed images and condition information. Place a bid for the next bidding increment or place a maximum proxy bid. The system will automatically bid competitively up to that price. Experts are available throughout the auction to answer questions and provide additional information about the lots offered.

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About Skinner

Skinner auctions draw international interest from buyers and consignors alike, with material regularly achieving record prices. The company’s auction and appraisal services focus on fine art, jewelry, furniture, and decorative arts from around the globe, as well as wine, fine musical instruments, rare books, Asian art, clocks, Judaica, and more. Monthly Skinner Discovery auctions feature a breadth of estate material. Widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the business, Skinner appraisers have appeared on the PBS-TV series, Antiques Roadshow, since the show’s inception. Skinner has galleries in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts, as well as in Coral Gables, Florida, with bidders participating in person, by phone, and online. Join auctions live with SkinnerLive! and Bidsquare. For more information and to read our blog, visit the website at, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.


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