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Fine Wines & Rare Spirits Auction Yields Strong Results

Salon Champagne Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs 1985, 4 bottles (Lot 14, Sold for: $3,567)

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

Skinner Offers a Worldly Tour of Fine Wines & Rare Spirits in Online Auction, February 23 – March 2

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1988 (Estimate: $1,600-2,400)

BOSTON, MA – Skinner’s February Fine Wines online auction of over 700 lots features a broad range of cellars and styles from classic Claret to reigning Napa royalty and Pre-Prohibition American whiskey. Highlights include such luminaries as 1982 Cheval Blanc, 1990 Mouton Rothschild, 1990 A. Clape Cornas, an impressive selection of Colgin in original wood, 1919 Old Crow Rye, and Highland Park 1958 40 Year Old.… Read More

Skinner Offers Enticing Array of Fine Wines, Rare Spirits & Ale in Online Auction, October 26 – November 3

Mixed (Schrader Cellars) Boars’ View Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011-2012, Napa (Estimate: $600-900)

BOSTON, MASkinner, Inc. will be offering a wealth of riches in the upcoming Fine Wines, Rare Spirits & Ales online auction from October 26-November 3. Over 1200 lots will be available for online bidding, with truly something for everyone, from the curious to the collector. Featuring classic wines from the Old and New World and a curated selection of Scotch, American and Japanese whiskey, this sale is a treasure trove of the rare and delightful.… Read More

Unique Gifts for Grads and Dads on Offer at Skinner’s Gentleman’s Auction, June 3 – June 9

Stainless Steel ‘Bulgari Bulgari’ Wristwatch (Lot 1083, Estimate $400-$600)

Boston, MA  – Skinner, Inc. is pleased to offer its 4th bi-annual Gentleman’s Auction Online, open for bidding from June 3 through June 9. The sale’s 150 lots of Antiques, Decorative Arts, Sporting Items, Men’s Jewelry and Accessories, Barware, and Whiskey offer gentlemen of all types the chance to acquire something unique that they can’t live without.… Read More

Skinner to Host Whisky, Spirits & Ales Online Auction

Prohibition Era ‘Medicinal’ Whiskey, Susquehanna Rye, distilled in 1916, bottled in 1933 (Estimate $400-$500)

10-day Sale Features Wide Variety of Scotch, Whisky, Bourbon and More

BOSTON, Mass– May X, 2015 – Following the success of its first-ever online auction devoted to Whisky and Spirits in January, Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce a Whisky, Spirits & Ales – Online auction, beginning Tuesday, May 5, at 10:00 A.M.… Read More

Skinner Appoints Fine Spirits Consultant Joseph Hyman

BOSTON, MA – September 3, 2014 – Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce the hire of Joseph Hyman as a consultant for the auction house’s expanding fine spirits category.

As the first brick and mortar auction house to offer exceptional beers at auction, Skinner is looking forward to forging a parallel path as the auction house of choice for consignors and collectors of fine spirits, with the addition of Mr. Hyman.

Hyman, a resident of Boston, comes to Skinner with over 15 years of experience as a whisky consultant, including more than two years as head of Whisky & Rare Spirits at Bonhams New York.… Read More

Online Auction of Fine Wines, Beer & Spirits in Time for the Holidays

BOSTON, Mass. – October 29, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will hold a Fine Wines – Online auction beginning November 6, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. EST and concluding on November 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. EST. With a broad spectrum of wines, beer, and spirits from across the globe, the auction offers an approachable selection and affords buyers the opportunity to discover the perfect complement to any holiday gathering. The online sale will attract both collectors seeking to broaden their cellar holdings as well as enthusiasts interested in ready-to-drink wines.… Read More

The Story of Pappy Van Winkle and the Appeal of Rare Bourbon

Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 23 Year (Lot 897, Estimate $1,000-$1,500)

Pappy Van Winkle bourbon has popped up recently in articles extolling its desirability and scarcity. There is even a documentary film, Chasing Pappy, about one man’s quest for the elusive libation. Long considered one of the finest bourbons available, this beverage is complex, smooth and a bit sweeter than most others on the market thanks to the inclusion of wheat in the mash.… Read More