Hart Davis Hart to Host Largest Spirits-Only Auction in U.S. History

. February 20, 2019

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is excited to announce its first ever Mobile-Only Auction of Finest & Rarest Spirits. This two-day sale will be the largest spirits-only auction in U.S. history. It will take place on March 14th & 15th and will feature an incredible array of unique and one-off bottles. The auction will feature over 1,650 lots estimated to realize $1.06-1.6 million. Bidders can utilize HDH’s industry-leading bidding platform, available via our mobile app or online at auction.hdhwine.com.

The March auction features fine and rare spirits dating back to 1893 and includes the chance to purchase 1 bottle of NV Laphroaig 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottled (lot 714, est. $850-1,300) which is the first bottling of the 30 Year from the distillery or NV Hibiki 17 Year Old Blended Japanese Whisky Distillery Bottled (lots 250, 1590-1592, est. $300-450) which has been discontinued and is becoming difficult to find.

HDH is thrilled to offer such a unique sale. Don’t miss the opportunity to bid on the wonderful selection of spirits included in the March 14th & 15th Mobile-Only Auction of Finest & Rarest Spirits. Bidders should register via HDH’s mobile app or online at auction.hdhwine.com to place absentee and live bids.

As always, Hart Davis Hart is committed to offering well-stored, carefully inspected bottles. Bidders should feel free to contact their bidding department at bids@hdhwine.com or 312.445.0100 if they have any questions about the bidding process or specific lots.

Collection Information:
All property purchased in sale 1903: Mobile-Only Auction of Finest & Rarest Spirits must be collected by the Buyer or the Buyer’s Agent at HDH’s warehouse and is subject to all Illinois state and local taxes (10.25%).
Highlights of the Auction

American Whiskey, Bourbon

Lot 353 (est. $5,000-7,500):
NV Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23yr Straight Bourbon Whiskey (2017 Bottling), Bottled by Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery (Buffalo Trace) (3 bs)

Lot 894 (est. $2,800-4,200):
1974 A.H. Hirsch Finest Reserve 20 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Bottled by Hirsch Distillers (1 b)

Lot 913 (est. $1,200-1,800):
1996 Parker’s Heritage Collection #1, Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Cask Strength (63.7%), Heaven Hill Distilleries (1 b)
American Whiskey, Rye

Lot 780 (est. $400-600):
NV WhistlePig 14yr Straight Rye Whiskey, Boss Hog IV, The Black Prince, Barrel #1, Bottled by WhistlePig (1 b)

Lot 1554 (est. $100-150):
NV Willett 4 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey, Rare Release, Cask #62A, Bottled by The Willett Distillery (1 b)
Armagnac

Lots 393, 405, 416 (est. $850-1,300):
1946 Armagnac Ténarèze, Château du Busca (1 b)

Lot 531 (est. $750-1,100):
1945 Armagnac, Château de Lassérade Darroze (1 b)

Lots 613-614 (est. $800-1,200):
1900 Armagnac, Castarède (1 b)
Cognac

Lot 121 (est. $10,000-15,000):
NV Remy Martin Louis XIII Grande Champagne Cognac, Rare Cask 43.8 (1 b)

Lot 829 (est. $8,000-12,000):
NV Remy Martin Fine Champagne Cognac, Louis XIII Black Pearl (1 b)

Lot 921 (est. $3,500-5,500):
NV Hardy Perfection, Flamme (Fire) (1 b)
Japanese Whisky

Lots 250, 1589-1592 (est. $300-450):
NV Hibiki 17 Year Old Blended Japanese Whisky, Distillery Bottled (1 700ml b)

Lot 918 (est. $3,500-5,500):
1977 Karuizawa 32 Year Old Single Malt Japanese Noh Whisky, Cask #4592 (2010), Distillery Bottled (1 700ml b)

Lots 1603-1604 (est. $1,500-2,200):
NV Yamazaki 18 Year Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky, Mizunara Cask (2017), Distillery Bottled (1 b)
Rum

Lot 825 (est. $200-300):
1970 J. Bally Vieux Rhum J. Bally – Plantations Lajus du Carbet (1 700ml b)

Lot 1639 (est. $220-320):
1990 Samaroli Demerara Rum, Single Cask #14 (2017), Bottled by Samaroli (1 700ml b)

Lot 1653 (est. $220-320):
1990 Uitvlugt 26 Year Old Demerara Rum, Rum is Nature, Bottled by Silver Seal Whisky Company (1 700ml b)
Scotch

Lot 120 (est. $40,000-60,000):
NV Macallan 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Anniversary Malt, Distillery Bottled (1 b)

Lot 420 (est. $420-650):
1968 Bunnahabhain 39 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Cask #7020 (2007), Bottled by Duncan Taylor (1 b)

Lots 735-738 (est. $1,600-2,400):
1979 Port Ellen 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, (9th Release), Distillery Bottled (1 b)

Lot 931 (est. $32,000-48,000):
1946 Macallan 56 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Fine & Rare (2002), Distillery Bottled (1 700ml b)

Lot 1133 (est. $800-1,200):
1975 Bunnahabhain 43 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 30th Anniversary (2018), Bottled by Signatory (1 b)

Lots 1249-1252 (est. $750-1,100):
NV Lagavulin 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 200th Anniversary (2016) Distillery Bottled (1 700ml b)
Upcoming Live Auctions:
April 13, 2019
May 18, 2019
June 22, 2019

Upcoming Mobile-Only Auctions:
March 14 & 15, 2019
July 19, 2019
August 16, 2019

Bidding Information
Absentee and live bidding can be executed online at auction.hdhwine.com or the HDH mobile app. We also accept absentee bids via email at bids@hdhwine.com. Live phone bidding can be arranged by contacting HDH in advance of the sale. For questions, please visit our Support Portal or contact our bidding department at 312.445.0100.

For more information on Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. or to arrange a media visit, please contact Sophia Springer at 312.324.0951, sspringer@hdhwine.com or visit hdhwine.com.

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