Tag Archives: whisky

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)

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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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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

5 Essentials for Entertaining

Deputy Director of Jewelry and all-around and bon vivant John Colasacco enacted a “takeover” of The Gentleman’s Auction. John’s lifelong interest in antique and period jewelry is matched by his love of antiques — particularly the accoutrements of entertaining. With his passion and trained eye, John appraises decorative arts & silver for the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.

Cocktail glasses can be both both stylish and versatile

Vintage Cocktail Glasses

I love how they look, you can find unique sets almost anywhere, or you can mix and match.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

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

Raise a Glass: Mid-winter Fine Wines and Spirits Auction at Skinner Brims with Splendid Choices

The Fine Wine & Rare Spirits auction will take place February 15, 2018, at Skinner, 63 Park Plaza, Boston. The live auction begins at 6 PM, supplemented with real-time online bidding. A select number of wines will be available for sampling prior to the sale; please contact the Fine Wines department at 508-970-3246 for tasting information.

Department head Marie Keep notes that wines and spirits are unique among Skinner’s many offerings because they are consumables.… Read More

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

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.

Tasting at Lower Falls Wine Company

A tasting of auction highlights and a chance to meet experts from Skinner’s Fine Wines department will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 1:30-4:30 PM at Lower Falls Wine Company.… Read More

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

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

Stock up for Winter during Skinner’s Fine Wines, Whisky, Spirits & Ales Online Auction

BOSTON, MA – February 19, 2016 Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce a Fine Wines online auction, with bidding open from Thursday, February 18 through Thursday, February 25. Find wonderful wines, spirits and ales to re-stock your cellar, supply a weekend getaway or savor at a gathering with friends in these colder winter months, among more than 900 selections from around the world to suit any budget, taste or occasion.

Fine Wines

Skinner invites buyers to take a tour through the world’s best wine-growing regions.… Read More

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