30th September 2018
The autumn Sporting, Fine Wines and Spirits sale held on 27th September generated a phenomenal level of interest from across the UK and Europe. A personal collection of whisky from a local seller led to plenty of enquiries prior to the sale and very strong internet bidding at the sale.
All whisky sold to advantage with a 1973 bottle of Longrow selling for £2600, a 1972 bottle of 18 year old Macallan £1700 and a 1975 bottle of 20 year old Brora £900. Others selling well include a 1972 Brora £850, a 1960 25 year old Glendronach £750, a Macallan Cask £650, a 1982 Linlithgow Cask £620 and a 12 year old Clynelish £600. In total, almost 300 bottles went under the hammer averaging over £100 per bottle.
In addition to the whiskeys offered, there was a good selection of ports, brandies and wines that also sold well. Six bottles of Fonseca Vintage Port 1985, bottled in 1987 sold for £320.00, two bottles of Martell Cognac and a bottle of Prunier’s fine Cognac £160 and a collection of Pussers rum bottles and stoppers £200.00.
There was a good selection of sporting items on offer as well with a good range of paintings and prints of racing scenes selling well with an oil on canvas by D M Dent selling for £180. A mid-19th century English Cavalry percussion pistol, England patent sold for £160.
Killens were delighted to support Sports Aid at this sale with lots entered by local sporting establishments to be sold in aid of the cause which supports young sportsmen and sportswomen in pursuing their sporting careers. Items sold well with a morning on the gallops given by local racehorse trainer, Paul Nicholls, selling for £150.
The next sale of sporting items, fine wines and spirits will be held in the Spring and entries are invited.