Weekly Update – Wine & Whiskey


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How to Sell Your Whisky Online with Mark Littler

Here’s a great resource for selling your whisky online. Mark Littler is a broker in all things whisky and collecting in general. They also offer a free Cask Buying Guide and have a ten-part video series and a dedicated blog with tons of content.

If you’re looking to buy, sell, or collect Whisky, check out Mark Littler. Here’s a brief description of his business, straight from his website:

“Mark Littler Ltd. was established in 2016 and incorporated in 2018 and is now positioned as one of the largest independent consultants and whisky brokers in the UK. We have brokered millions of pounds worth of sales for our happy customers, helping to sell everything from Lowry prints to Micromosaic art and bottles of whisky to whole casks of whisky.”


Common Man Cocktails on the Whiskey Industry “Dirty Little Secret”

Check out this guy – a great resource for all your whiskey collecting needs. Common Man Cocktails has a great website and YouTube channel discussing all things cocktails.

This is a really great video breaking down the “dirty little secret” of the whiskey industry and how brands might misrepresent where the whiskey is actually distilled. “The devil is in the details.”


Discover the Best of Central Italy Wine Region

Here’s a great video series showcasing Italian wine regions. Michael Fagan tours the wines of Italy in a three-part video series, focusing on the history and variety of Tuscany and the Central Wine region of Italy.


Glen Scotia Nails Best Whisky in the World Title

Out of 3,800 entries at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Glen Scotia whisky was crowned Best in Show Whiskey.

Known as the “Oscars of Booze,” the World Spirits Competition in S.F. began in 2000 and is the oldest and largest spirits competition in the U.S.

The obscure Glen Scotia distillery is located in Cambeltown, Scotland, and also won awards with three other whiskies.


Wine from the Space Station to be Auctioned

A bottle of Petrus from the year 2000 will be auctioned at Christie’s. The bottle was stored aboard the International Space Station for 14 months in 2019 by Space Cargo Limited, a European start-up.

The Space Wine is expected to sell for over $1 million.

By sending a dozen bottles of the fine wine to space, the company was able to gain a greater understanding of the maturation of wine. A typical bottle of Petrus sells for several thousand dollars.


The oldest known whiskey bottle in existence to be auctioned in June

The bottle of Old Ingledew Whiskey produced sometime between 1763 and 1803 is heading to auction.

Carbon-dating shows the whiskey was bottled in 1860 in Lagrange, Georgia. Once owned by banker J.P. Morgan, it’s expected to sell for $20k – $40k.

The bottle will be offered as part of Skinner’s Rare Spirits online auction.


The most expensive bottle of wine ever broken…

It was a bottle of 1787 Chateau Margaux engraved with the initials “Th.J.” These were the initials of Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the United States. Valued at roughly $500,000.

In 1989, a wine merchant brought the bottle to a black-tie dinner and bumped it on the corner of a serving table, smashing the bottle.