Have you got a day or two free?
Able to leave pretty much straight away?
Got a bit of loose change in your pocket?
Don’t have a fear of flying?
If you can answer YES to all four of the above then you’ve still got time to attend Bonhams first Whisky and Wine sales of 2011 in New York.
In the early evening of Thursday April 14 (April 14, 5pm EST, Bonhams New York to be precise), Bonhams will hold Whisky, a 322-lot sale that includes three notable private collections, along with a variety of other Scottish single malt whisky consignments.
The auction is dominated by three notable private collections. The first two are consigned from an East Coast collector and a whisky aficionado from Virginia. They both represent a wide, eclectic mix of Scottish single malt whiskies, including whiskies for current drinking, rare bottlings from independents, and sought-after rarities.
- a Macallan Private Eye individually numbered bottle (est. $600-800 / £368 – £491);
- a 12-year-old Ghillie’s Dram Macallan (est. $450-600 / £276 – £368);
- three bottles of Ardbeg 1974 Provenance (est. $600-900 / £368 – £552 per bottle);
- two bottles of Black Bowmore 1964 (est. $2,800-3,500 / £1,700 – £2,150 per bottle).
A third collection comes from a Brooklyn consignor featuring exceptional rarities, including:-
- Macallan 55 year old in Lalique decanter (est. $16,000-22,000 / £9,800 – £13,500, which is pictured above);
- Macallan 57 year old in Lalique decanter (est. $15,000-20,000 / £9,200 – £12,300, pictured above);
- Glenfiddich 50 year old (est. $15,000-20,000 / £9,200 – £12,300);
- the Bowmore Trilogy (est. $15,000-20,000 / £9,200 – £12,300);
- a six-bottle Springbank Millennium Set (est. $9,000-12,000 / £5,500 – £7,350);
- a six bottle original wooden presentation case Macallan-Speymalt set (est. $8,000-12,000 / £4,900 – £7,350).
Did I say a bit of loose change in your pocket?
Might need a trip to the ATM …