Tag Archives: rare spirits

Old Ingledew Whiskey: Currently Believed to be the Oldest Known Whiskey in Existence

Old Ingledew Whiskey: Currently Believed to be the Oldest Known Whiskey in Existence.

Marlborough, MA – April 23, 2021 – Skinner is pleased to offer this historic bourbon whiskey at auction. Skinner’s Rare Spirits expert, Joseph Hyman, remarks “The Old Ingledew Whiskey, bottled by Evans & Ragland, Lagrange GA, c. 1860s, is thought to be the only surviving bottle of a trio from the cellar of J.P. Morgan gifted in the 1940s to Washington power elite.”

Carbon 14 dating conducted in 2021 in collaboration with the University of Georgia indicates, with the highest probability, that the whiskey was produced between 1762-1802.… Read More

Distilling Value: Rare Spirits in Estate Planning

VIRTUAL EVENT | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 AT 6PM

We invite you to join Joseph Hyman, Fine Spirits specialist, live on Zoom for a guided virtual tasting and anecdotes from years of uncovering spirits from cellars, liquor cabinets, closets, and under beds across the United States.  

We recommend pairing the conversation with a bourbon or liqueur of your choice.

Joe will be tasting: 1970s Old Grand Dad (bottle estimate: $400-600)1970s Old Crow (bottle estimate: $400-600)1970s Yellow Chartreuse (bottle estimate: $400-600) 1950s Green Chartreuse (bottle estimate: $1,000-1,500)

Please register for the event at the button below.… Read More

Identifying Counterfeit Whiskies with Joe Hyman

Rare Spirits Specialist, Joe Hyman, delves into the fascinating subject of counterfeit spirits bottles and shows us what to look out for. Three whiskies in recent months raised red flags and Joe points out the reasons why. Watch now to uncover telltale counterfeit signs on labels, capsules and yes, even when tasting.

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Traveling by Way of Words with Wine & Spirits

Since we’re doing more armchair traveling than actually getting on a plane these days, the Fine Wine & Rare Spirits department has compiled a list of our favorite reads that speak of drinks (of course) but also that encapsulate the world of our favorite subject—tying together all the elements that make it so diverse: travel, history, gastronomy, geography, and agriculture—with the hope that one might transport you from wherever you are safely staying into the colorful scenery of wines and spirits.… Read More

Pre-Auction Wine Tasting | Tuesday, November 5

Pre-Auction Wine Tasting

Tuesday, November 5 | 5:30PM – 7PM

Join Skinner Fine Wine Specialists Marie Keep and Anna Ward for a tasting of selected lots from the upcoming Fine Wine & Rare Spirits auction on Tuesday, November 5, from 5:30  7PM at Shy Bird in Cambridge, MA.

GET TICKETS HERE

Questions? Contact Us:finewines@skinnerinc.com

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First Thursdays | Skinner Wine Tasting Club

First Thursdays are back at International Wine Vault in Framingham, MA!

Beginning this year, First Thursdays will be meeting on a quarterly basis, not monthly. With the additional time to plan tasting line ups, we will be asking for an admission cost of $50, which can be contributed as a comparable bottle for the tasting. We ask that you include which bottle you plan to bring when signing up so that we can properly prepare for the tasting, making First Thursdays the truly collaborative, exciting group we have always intended it to be.… Read More

Winter Fine Wines & Rare Spirits Auction at Skinner

[BOSTON], MA – January 28, 2019 In the first department offering of 2019, the January auction (open for bidding January 30-February 7) features a New England Cellar, a single-owner collection largely accumulated and curated upon release from local retailers. This pedigreed compilation features storied vintage Champagne (Krug, Cristal, Eric Rodez), pristine lots of First Growth Bordeaux (Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Cheval Blanc), Burgundy (Comtes Lafon, Meo Camuzet), a deep strain of exemplary Italian producers (Sassicaia, Valdicava’s Madonna del Piano and Rinaldi) and California darlings Kistler and Peter Michael.… Read More

Winter Wine Events | January & February

Pre-Auction Wine Tasting

Tuesday, January 29 | Newton, MA | 5PM-7PM

Join Skinner’s Fine Wine Specialists for a unique opportunity to taste and discuss the wine from the collections in our upcoming online auction at Lower Falls Wine Company. Limited availability, please RSVP. Bottles poured on a first come, first served basis. Wines to be poured:

– Eric Rodez Rose Champagne – Kistler McCrae 2014 – Guigal Hermitage Blanc 1981 – Chateau Gruaud Larose 1966 – Luigi Baudana Barolo Baudana 2008 – La Spinetta Barolo Campe Vursu 2001 – Castello di Rampollo Sammarco 2011 – Tenuta Argentiera Bolgheri Superiore Argentiera 2011 – Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Reserva Blanco 1991 – Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Reserva 2001 – Dow’s 1997

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Wine Tasting | April 17

Pre-Auction Wine Tasting

Tuesday, April 17, 2018   | 4:30PM – 6PM

RSVP ONLINE

Meet the specialists from the Fine Wines & Rare Spirits department and taste highlights from our Spring online sale (open for bidding April 17 – 25) at Lower Falls Wine Company. 

Limited availability, please RSVP.

Contact Us: finewines@skinnerinc.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Fine Wines & Rare Spirits Auction Yields Strong Results

BOSTON, February 16, 2018. Lively turn out and compelling bidding resulted in strong results for Skinner’s mid-winter Fine Wines & Rare Spirits live auction with an average sell-through rate of over 96%. The February 15th auction consisted of 484 lots of fine wines and rare spirits including extensive selections from two important collections: Winter’s Collection and The Nantucket Cellar continuing the Skinner tradition of scrupulously researched fine wines and rare spirits.Read More

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