Bonhams Whisky Department specialises in the sourcing and global auction sales of Vintage Single Malt and Blended Whisky and is run by Martin Green who has been the whisky specialist at Bonhams since 2008 after a career in whisky auctions stretching back over 30 years.
He is credited with devising and holding the first ever dedicated whisky sale in 1989. Today, Bonhams holds four whisky sales a year in Edinburgh and four sales in Hong Kong (two of which are combined with Fine Wine). These attract buyers from around the world and regularly achieve sale rates of over 90%
Martin is acknowledged as one of the country’s foremost authorities on whisky and has written widely on the subject.
Notable single owner collections: The Willard S. Folsom Collection, sourced from San Francisco comprising of over 3500 bottles offered in Global sales at Bonhams during 2009 and 2010, the largest whisky collection to appear on the auction market.
The Bowmore Trilogy
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Black Bowmore-42 year old-1964, White Bowmore-43-year old-1964, Gold Bowmore-44 year old-1964 £17,500 Sourced from a private European collector
Johnnie Walker Old Highland Whisky-Early 20th Century £7,500, sourced from within the UK licensed trade
[caption id="attachment_1093" align="alignnone" width="237"] Johnnie Walker Old Highland Whisky-Early 20th Century[/caption]
Ardbeg-1965 £4,375, sourced from a private Scottish collector
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[caption id="attachment_1095" align="alignnone" width="235"] Black Bowmore-1964[/caption]
Lots 26 £11,875, 27 £12,500 , 28 £11,875, the three bottles sourced from a private UK collector
The highest auction results as of June 2017 for Black Bowmore at auction globally
The Dalmore Candella £16,250, sourced from a private Scottish collector
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The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve-1955 £46,850, offered for sale by the distillery on behalf of a Global Charity
[caption id="attachment_1097" align="alignnone" width="240"] The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve-1955[/caption]
Glenfiddich-64 year old-1937 £68,500, sourced from a private European collector
[caption id="attachment_1098" align="alignnone" width="237"] Glenfiddich-64 year old-1937[/caption]
The current UK auction house record for the sale of a bottle of Single Malt Whisky and the highest price paid at auction for a bottle of Glenfiddich
The Macallan Millennium Decanter-40 year old-1949 £21,250, sourced from a private UK collector
[caption id="attachment_1099" align="alignnone" width="234"] The Macallan Millennium Decanter-40 year old-1949[/caption]
Bonhams Specialist whisky auctions attract International interest and are held in March, June, October and December in Edinburgh and twice each year in Hong Kong from where the bottles are sourced
22 Queen Street
Whisky Galore at The Green Welly Stop - Selling Scotch Whisky since 1976.
With many years of experience behind them, there's no better place to source your whisky.
Venturing into the online world in 2007, quietly building up their stock levels to what they are today. If there is a bottle that you are looking for - don't hesitate to contact them at Whisky Galore.
In 2013 and 2015 they were 'Highly Commended' in The Whisky Magazine's Icons of Whisky Scotland Award for Online Retailers, an award for which they are immensely proud.
Find out more about Whisky Galore on the main section of the Green Welly's main website, there you will be able to see what they have on offer in other areas of the business, such as The Outdoor Store, their Gift Shops and more!