Inaugural Sale of Fine & Rare Cognac, Armagnac & Malt Whisky

Dreweatts is delighted to present its inaugural sale of Fine and Rare Cognac, Armagnac and Malt Whisky (9th May, Newbury). Dreweatts has been selling wine for many years and together with auction partner BidForWine.com has decided to branch out into spirits.

The two companies have been working together since August 2012 and now offer vendors access to dedicated ‘on-line only’ sales for collectable items, smaller lots and bin ends as well as the traditional format of physical auctions.


The sale on 9th May features 367 lots of spirits dating from 1848 onwards.

Star lots include a barrel of Delamain Cognac 1999 (lot 695, est. £12000-15000), rare bottling of Hine Early Landed 1962 Cognac (lots 602 and 603, est. £1500-2000 each), and a bottle of 1848 Cognac which was bottled in 1950 by London wine merchant Berry Brothers & Rudd (lot 694).


For those who prefer whisky, there's a fine selection of collectable bottles such as Robert Watson bottlings of Talisker (lots 823 and 824, est. £600-800 and £400-540 respectively).

Should you fancy tasting history, some of Scotland's finest - and now closed - distilleries are well represented with a wide spread of offerings from Port Ellen and the evocatively named Rosebank. Miniature collectors are in for a treat too with a really fun cocktail shaker containing a 5cl bottle of Ardbeg (lot 758) as well as miniatures of Glenlivet 70 year old (lot 771) and Mortlach 70 year old (lot 794).

For those looking for some more 'everyday' drinking, don't miss lots such as 6 bottles of Cognac Prunier 20 Year Old (lots 650 and 651, est. £180-220) and assorted Malts (lots 913 onwards).



Click here to view a fully illustrated online catalogue.

Click here to view a pdf of the sale catalogue.

Click here to find out more about buying and selling wines and collectible spirits at Dreweatts.

Free Online bidding is available via live.bidforwine.com and the-saleroom.com

For telephone bidding or to leave a commission bid, please call 44 (0) 1635 553553 or email donnington@dnfa.com

For further information please email: wine@dnfa.com or call 44 (0) 1635 553553


Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are a UK 'top 5’ auctioneer of fine art and collectibles. As part of Noble Investments (UK) PLC we are the only UK stock-exchange listed firm of auctioneers and occupy the same stable as coin specialists Baldwin’s, and Apex Philatelics. Established in 1759, we have the broadest and most regular calendar of specialist catalogued sales in the industry, numbering over 150 per annum, and provide vendors and buyers alike access to market-leading specialist advice in any number of collecting fields. We operate from salerooms in Donnington Priory (near Newbury), London’s Mayfair, Bristol and Godalming.

Dreweatts - 24 April 2013