Hart Davis Hart’s March Spirits-Only Auction Returns Strong Results

Hart Davis Hart’s March 26th spirits-only auction brought in a total of $2.4 million, selling 100% of the 1,310 lots offered. The sale attracted strong interest from spirit connoisseurs, bringing 93% of lots to sell above their high estimates. HDH’s leading bidding technology allowed for fierce competition from around the globe.

The March auction featured many unique treasures including rare bottles of Bourbon, Scotch, Japanese Whisky, and more. Several highlights included 1 bottle of 1984 Willett 23yr Family Estate Single Barrel Rye Whiskey, #11, The Velvet Glove, Bottled by The Willett Distillery which sold for $15,535 (est. $3,000-4,500); 1 bottle of NV Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Decanter, Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery (Buffalo Trace) that garnered $17,925 (est. $8,000-12,000); and 1 bottle of NV Macallan 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Anniversary Malt, Distillery Bottled that brought in $83,650 (est. $50,000-75,000).

With the conclusion of the March auction, Hart Davis Hart is looking forward to their April sale, An Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines Featuring A Celebration of Burgundy. The sale will open with an incredible array of Burgundy-focused consignments and conclude with offerings of wines from around the world. The auction will be held on April 23 & 24, with absentee bidding opening on Thursday, April 1 at 9:00am ET. All bidding will take place via HDH’s mobile app or online at auction.hdhwine.com.

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Top Lots by Price (inclusive of 19.5% buyer’s premium):

Lot 624: NV Macallan 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Anniversary Malt, Distillery Bottled (1 b) (est. $50,000-75,000) $83,650
Lot 256: NV Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Decanter, Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery (Buffalo Trace) (1 b) (est. $8,000-12,000) $17,925
Lot 596: 1984 Willett 23yr Family Estate Single Barrel Rye Whiskey, #11, The Velvet Glove, Bottled by The Willett Distillery (1 b) (est. $3,000-4,500) $15,535
Lot 597: 1984 Willett 22yr Family Estate Single Barrel Rye Whiskey, #618, ‘Green Ink’, Bottled by The Willett Distillery (1 b) (est. $6,500-9,500) $15,535
Lot 552: NV The Bitter Truth 24 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, Kentucky Bourbon Distillers Ltd. (1 700ml b) (est. $6,500-9,500) $14,340
Lot 598: 1984 Willett 22yr Family Estate Single Barrel Rye Whiskey, #618, ‘Green Ink’, Bottled by The Willett Distillery (1 b) (est. $6,500-9,500) $14,340
Lot 1079: Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection – Complete Set (Excluding Private Bottlings) (47 375 ml) (est. $3,000-4,500) $14,340
Lot 388: 1993 Willett 21yr Family Estate Single Barrel Bourbon, #B36, The Wheated Warrior, Bottled by The Willett Distillery (1 b) (est. $2,000-3,000) $11,950
Lot 390: 1993 Willett 21yr Family Estate Single Barrel Bourbon, #B36, The Wheated Warrior, Bottled by The Willett Distillery (1 b) (est. $2,000-3,000) $11,950
Lot 593: 1984 Willett 24yr Family Estate Single Barrel Rye Whiskey, #14, Glen Fahrn, Bottled by The Willett Distillery (1 b) (est. $3,000-4,500) $11,950
Lot 1250: Mixed Pappy Van Winkle: NV Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23yr Straight Bourbon Whiskey (2005 Bottling), Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery (Buffalo Trace) (1 b); NV Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20yr Straight Bourbon Whiskey (ca. 2002-2006), Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery (Buffalo Trace) (1 b); NV Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15yr Straight Bourbon Whiskey (ca. 2004-2006), Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery (Buffalo Trace) (1 b); NV Van Winkle 12yr Special Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Lot B (ca. 2002-2006), Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery (Buffalo Trace) (1 b) (est. $5,000-7,500) $11,950

Top Lots to Exceed Estimates (inclusive of 19.5% buyer’s premium):

Lot 596: 1984 Willett 23yr Family Estate Single Barrel Rye Whiskey, #11, The Velvet Glove, Bottled by The Willett Distillery (1 b) (est. $3,000-4,500) $15,535
Lot 1079: Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection – Complete Set (Excluding Private Bottlings) (47 375 ml) (est. $3,000-4,500) $14,340
Lot 388: 1993 Willett 21yr Family Estate Single Barrel Bourbon, #B36, The Wheated Warrior, Bottled by The Willett Distillery (1 b) (est. $2,000-3,000) $11,950
Lot 390: 1993 Willett 21yr Family Estate Single Barrel Bourbon, #B36, The Wheated Warrior, Bottled by The Willett Distillery (1 b) (est. $2,000-3,000) $11,950
Lot 624: NV Macallan 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Anniversary Malt, Distillery Bottled (1 b) (est. $50,000-75,000) $83,650
Lot 308: 1974 Society of Bourbon Connoisseurs 20yr Cask Proof Bourbon, Batch #74-327 (1994), Bottled by Commonwealth Distillery Co. (Stitzel-Weller) (1 b) (est. $2,000-3,000) $11,353
Lot 389: 1993 Willett 21yr Family Estate Single Barrel Bourbon, #B36, The Wheated Warrior, Bottled by The Willett Distillery (1 b) (est. $2,000-3,000) $11,353
Lot 309: 1990 Society of Bourbon Connoisseurs 19yr Cask Proof Bourbon, Batch #09-82 (2009), Bottled by The Willett Distillery (1 b) (est. $1,600-2,400) $10,158
Lot 593: 1984 Willett 24yr Family Estate Single Barrel Rye Whiskey, #14, Glen Fahrn, Bottled by The Willett Distillery (1 b) (est. $3,000-4,500) $11,950
Lot 391: NV Willett 21yr Family Estate Single Barrel Bourbon, #C12A, Astor, The Darkness, Bottled by The Willett Distillery (1 b) (est. $2,000-3,000) $10,158
Sale Stats: Percent sold by lot: 100% | Total Aggregate: $2,402,249
Low Pre-Sale Estimate: $1,025,630| High Pre-Sale Estimate: $1,533,770

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