Hart Davis Hart to Host Second Spirits-Only Auction

. July 24, 2019

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is thrilled to announce its second Mobile-Only Auction of Finest & Rarest Spirits. The two-day sale will rival the auction house’s first spirits-only auction in size and quality. Taking place on August 15 & 16, the sale will feature over 1,880 lots of unique and one-off bottles estimated to realize $1.3-2.0 million. Bidders can utilize HDH’s industry-leading bidding platform, available via their mobile app or online at auction.hdhwine.com.

The August auction features fine and rare spirits dating back to 1896 and includes the chance to purchase American Bourbon & Rye, Scotch, Japanese Whisky, Cognac and more. One of the highlights of the sale is a single bottle of Macallan 65 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Lalique Decanter VI, Distillery Bottled (lot 330, est. $50,000-75,000). The sixth and final bottling in The Macallan’s The Six Pillars Collection is some of the oldest whisky released by the distillery. Only 450 bottles were released and HDH is pleased to offer bottle 236.

Bourbon enthusiasts should note two single-bottle lots of Double Eagle Very Rare 20 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Buffalo Trace Distillery (lots 353, 1597, est. $11,000-17,000). This very rare bourbon has matured for twice as long as the standard Eagle Rare and is a true collector’s item.

Those searching for Japanese Whisky should browse the extensive selection including a historic bottle of 1975 Karuizawa Single Cask Malt Japanese Whisky, Cask #6736, Bottled by Number One Drinks Company (lot 61, est. $3,200-4,800). The distillery closed its doors in 2011, and this is a true rarity and a bottle of legendary status in the world of whisky.

Cognac lovers should note a single bottle of Courvoisier Cognac, Succession JL (lot 322, est. $2,000-3,000) and a single bottle of Rémy Martin Louis XIII Grande Champagne Cognac, Late-Baccarat Era (1964-1968) (lot 345, est. $1,500-2,200). The limited-edition Courvoisier, Succession JL was created to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the crowning of Napoleon and is a blend of the house’s finest cognacs from 1910 to modern vintages.

HDH is thrilled to offer spirits connoisseurs the opportunity to bring home these unique bottles. Don’t miss the chance to bid on the incredible selection of spirits included in the August 15th & 16th 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 the bidding department at bids@hdhwine.com or 312.445.0100 of they have any questions about the bidding process or specific lots.

Highlights of the Auction

Lot 61 (est. $3,200-4,800)
1975 Karuizawa Single Cask Malt Japanese Whisky, Cask #6736, Bottled by Number One Drinks Company (1 700ml b)

Lot 294 (est. $4,800-7,500)
NV Macallan M Black Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 1824 Masters Series (2018), Distillery Bottled (1 b)

Lot 322 (est. $2,000-3,000)
NV Courvoisier Cognac, Succession JL (1 b)

Lot 330 (est. $50,000-75,000)
NV Macallan 65 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Lalique Decanter VI, Distillery Bottled (1 b)

Lots 336, 1256-1258, 1633 (est. $8,000-12,000)
NV Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Decanter, Bottled by Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery (Buffalo Trace) (1 b)

Lot 345 (est. $1,500-2,200)
NV Rémy Martin Louis XIII Grande Champagne Cognac, Late-Baccarat Era (1964-1968) (1 b)

Lots 353, 1597 (est. $11,000-17,000)
NV Double Eagle Very Rare 20 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Buffalo Trace Distillery (1 b)

Lots 428, 1029 (est. $6,500-9,500)
1980 Buffalo Trace Straight Bourbon Whiskey, O.F.C., Buffalo Trace Distillery (1 b)

Lot 1061 (est. $3,000-4,500)
NV Michter’s Celebration Sour Mash Whiskey, Bottled by Michter’s Distillery (1 b)

Lot 1128 (est. $5,000-7,500)
NV Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23yr Straight Bourbon Whiskey (2018 Bottling), Bottled by Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery (Buffalo Trace) (3 bs)

Lot 1452 (est. $3,500-5,500)
1965 Springbank Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Local Barley, Distillery Bottled (1 b)

Lot 1504 (est. $4,800-7,500)
NV Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23yr Straight Bourbon Whiskey (ca. 1998), Bottled by Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery (1 b)

Lot 1630 (est. $3,000-4,500)
1971 James Thompson & Brother Final Reserve 45 Year Old Bourbon Collector’s Package, Bottled by James Thompson & Brother (2 Multiple Formats)

Lot 1693 (est. $2,800-4,200)
NV Hakushu 25 Year Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky, Limited Edition, Hakushu (Suntory) (1 700ml b)

Lot 1708 (est. $5,500-8,500)
NV Hibiki 17 Year Old Blended Japanese Whisky, Distillery Bottled (6 bs)
Upcoming Live Auctions:
September 20 & 21, 2019
November 15 & 16, 2019
December 13 & 14, 2019

Upcoming Mobile-Only Auctions:
August 15 & 16, 2019
October 17 & 18, 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. For questions, please visit our Support Portal or contact our bidding department at 312.445.0100.

Important Collection Information:
All purchases in the August 15 & 16 Mobile-Only Auction of Finest & Rarest Spirits must be collected by the Buyer or Buyer’s agent at HDH’s warehouse and are subject to all Illinois state and local taxes (10.25%).

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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