Hart Davis Hart to Host March Auction of Finest & Rarest Spirits

Bidding is now open for HDH’s March 26th Auction of Finest & Rarest Spirits. The sale will feature over 1,300 lots of collectible and unique bottles. Bidders can utilize HDH’s industry-leading bidding platform, available via their mobile app or online at auction.hdhwine.com.

The March auction features fine and rare spirits dating back to 1904 and includes the chance to purchase American Bourbon & Rye, Scotch, Japanese Whisky, Cognac, and more.

Bourbon collectors will be pleased to find 3 single bottle lots of NV Double Eagle Very Rare 20 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey (2019), Buffalo Trace Distillery (lots 190, 731, 825, est. $9,000-14,000); a single bottle of NV Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Decanter, Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery (Buffalo Trace) (lot 256, est. $8,000-12,000); and a gallon of 1965 Old Fitzgerald 6 Year Old Bonded Bourbon Whiskey, Full Gallon with Swing (1971), Stitzel-Weller Distillery (lot 246, est. $8,000-12,000).

A wide selection of collectible Scotch is available including 1 bottle of NV Macallan 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Anniversary Malt, Distillery Bottled (lot 624, est. $50,000-75,000); a single bottle of 1977 Macallan 32yr Old Single Malt Scotch, English Art Deco Decanter (ca.1920) (2009), Bottled by Silver Seal Whisky Company (lot 809, est. $3,500-5,500); and 1 bottle of 1965 Springbank 36 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Local Barley Cask #7, Distillery Bottled (lot 1078, est. $3,000-4,500).

Additional highlights include 2 single bottle lots of 1984 Willett 22yr Family Estate Single Barrel Rye Whiskey, #618, ‘Green Ink’, Bottled by The Willett Distillery (est. $6,500-9,500); 1 bottle of NV Hibiki 30 Year Old Japanese Whisky, Distillery Bottled (lot 94, est. $2,800-4,200); 1 bottle of 1984 Karuizawa 28yr Single Malt Japanese Whisky, SMWS 132.1 ‘Secret Moonlit Garden’, Bottled by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (lot 1089, est. $2,200-3,200); and a single bottle of NV Château Paulet Fine Champagne Cognac, Lalique Decanter (lot 932, est. $2,400-3,500).

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. 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 [email protected] or 312.445.0100 if they have any questions about the bidding process or specific lots.

Highlights from the March Auction

American Whiskey, Bourbon

Lots 190, 731, 825 (est. $9,000-14,000):
NV Double Eagle Very Rare 20 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey (2019), Buffalo Trace Distillery (1 b)

Lot 246 (est. $8,000-12,000):
1965 Old Fitzgerald 6 Year Old Bonded Bourbon Whiskey, Full Gallon with Swing (1971), Stitzel-Weller Distillery (1 Gallon)

Lot 256 (est. $8,000-12,000):
NV Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Decanter, Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery (Buffalo Trace) (1 b)

Lots 268, 648 (est. $2,600-3,800):
NV Twisted Spoke 16yr Straight Bourbon Whiskey (Van Winkle Private Label), Bottled by Commonwealth Distillery Co. (Stitzel-Weller) (1 b)

Lot 821 (est. $4,000-6,000):
1994 Buffalo Trace Straight Bourbon Whiskey, O.F.C., Buffalo Trace Distillery (1 b)

Lot 1147 (est. $2,200-3,200):
NV Black Maple Hill 21yr Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Limited Edition, Cask #5, Bottled by Black Maple Hill Distillery (1 b)

Lot 1218 (est. $3,200-4,800):
1974 A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey (3rd bottling, Gold Foil), Bottled by Hirsch Distillers (2 bs)

American Whiskey, Rye

Lot 552 (est. $6,500-9,500):
NV The Bitter Truth 24 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, Kentucky Bourbon Distillers Ltd. (1 700ml b)

Lot 553 (est. $2,000-3,000):
NV Black Maple Hill 18yr Straight Rye Whiskey, Cask #R70, Bottled by Black Maple Hill Distillery (1 b)

Lot 593 (est. $3,000-4,500):
1984 Willett 24yr Family Estate Single Barrel Rye Whiskey, #14, Glen Fahrn, Bottled by The Willett Distillery (1 b)

Lots 597-598 (est. $6,500-9,500):
1984 Willett 22yr Family Estate Single Barrel Rye Whiskey, #618, ‘Green Ink’, Bottled by The Willett Distillery (1 b)

Lot 806 (est. $900-1,400):
NV Rittenhouse 21 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey, Barrel #24, Continental Distilling Company (Heaven Hill) (1 b)

Lot 1277 (est. $700-1,000):
1927 Hannisville Pure Rye Whiskey, 100 Proof, Distilled 1914, Bottled 1927, Distillery Bottled (1 Pint)

Cognac

Lots 1-2 (est. $1,400-2,000):
NV Rémy Martin Louis XIII Grande Champagne Cognac, 1980s bottling (1 b)

Lot 817 (est. $1,800-2,800):
NV Courvoisier Cognac, L’Essence de Courvoisier (1 b)

Lot 932 (est. $2,400-3,500):
NV Château Paulet Fine Champagne Cognac, Lalique Decanter (1 b)

Lot 983 (est. $2,000-3,000):
NV Les Antiquaires du Cognac Grande Champagne Cognac, Hors d’Age (1 b)
Japanese Whisky

Lot 94 (est. $2,800-4,200):
NV Hibiki 30 Year Old Japanese Whisky, Distillery Bottled (1 700ml b)

Lot 611 (est. $1,600-2,400):
NV Yamazaki 18 Year Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky, Mizunara Cask (2017), Distillery Bottled (1 b)

Lot 979 (est. $450-650):
2009 Yamazaki Japanese Whisky, Essence of Suntory – Spanish Oak (2019), Distillery Bottled (1 half-liter)

Lot 1089 (est. $2,200-3,200):
1984 Karuizawa 28yr Single Malt Japanese Whisky, SMWS 132.1 ‘Secret Moonlit Garden’, Bottled by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (1 700ml b)

Lot 1090 (est. $2,200-3,200):
1998 Yamazaki Single Malt Japanese Whisky, Single Cask #70067 (2011), Distillery Bottled (1 700ml b)

Scotch

Lot 624 (est. $50,000-75,000):
NV Macallan 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Anniversary Malt, Distillery Bottled (1 b)

Lot 626 (est. $3,000-4,500):
1968 Macallan 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Anniversary Malt (1994), Distillery Bottled (1 b)

Lot 809 (est. $3,5000-5,500):
1977 Macallan 32yr Old Single Malt Scotch, English Art Deco Decanter (ca.1920) (2009), Bottled by Silver Seal Whisky Company (1 b)

Lot 943 (est. $1,200-1,800):
1974 Longrow 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1996), Distillery Bottled (1 700ml b)

Lot 1078 (est. $3,000-4,500):
1965 Springbank 36 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Local Barley Cask #7, Distillery Bottled (1 b)

Lot 1210 (est. $1,400-2,000):
1985 Lagavulin 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (2007), Distillery Bottled (1 b)

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