Vintage & Modern Wines & Spirits

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Saturday 04 May 2019

Commencing at 10:30am

Bedford Auction Centre


Friday 3rd May 9.00am until 8.00pm
Morning of sale from 8.30am

Auction Collection & Clearance Service Available

Note additional late entries of good quality late bottled Whisky, Gin and Champagne now online.

We invite entries of vintage and classic wines and spirits as well as more everyday drinks and we are happy to give free sales value advice. We can often do this from an emailed photograph or you can bring down to us1040

A bottle of Glenrothes Glenlivet 42 years old Pure Malt Scotch Whisky Distilled 1932 Bottled 1974 by The Highland Distilleries Co ltd Rothes Morayshire Estimate £2000 – £3000

Catalogue now online

This sale includes a number of interesting Old bottlings, Fine quality, Rare, Commemorative & Discontinued drinks as well as more everyday offerings to suit a range of tastes and collectors.

Entries are from a number of different cellars and house clearances plus following the closure of The Tackroom Restaurant, Newmarket

Some Highlights are

Whisky & Spirits: A Glenrothes Glenlivet 42yr old Pure Malt Scotch distilled in 1932, A Star Fish by Charles Wells Bedford 1950’s Rum, A 1955 White Horse Scotch and a 1960’s one, Royal Household and House of Commons Whisky, Bill McLaren’s Famous XV World Rugby Select 15yr old Whisky, Some first Edition Penderyn Welsh Whisky in presentation boxes, 2 Usquaebach Old Rare Grand Whisky limited editions in flagons, Collections of Miniatures including a Remy Martin Louis XIII.


Port & Dessert Wine: A Whitmore 1948 Vintage Port, Croft 1963, Quinta De La Rosa 1988 & Wiese & Krohn 1989 vintage ports plus a range of Crusted, LBV, Tawny & Ruby ports. Eradus “Stickey Mickey” & Apaltagua late harvest dessert wines.

Champagne & Sparkling: Pommery Louise 1982 Vintage Champagnes, Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 1996, Beaumet Necker Island 1989, Bollinger, Taitinger, Laurent Perrier, Lanson & Bauchet Champagnes.

Beers & Mixers: Fever Tree, Merchant’s Heart, Double Dutch, Doctor Polidori, Goldberg Japanese & Schweppes tonics, Dalston’s Soda & Cherryade, Coca Cola, LA Brewery lemongrass Kombucha, etc. Amundsen Brewery Ink & Dagger IPA, Funk Estate Tom Collins Sour Ale, Lost & Grounded Keller Pils, Magic Rock Surreal Stout & Bang-On Brewery No1 Dad craft pale ale.


Wines: Chateau Margaux 1964 & 1997, Chateau Talbot 1988, 1989 & 2004, Chateau Palmer 1996, Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 1975, La Reserve de Leoville Barton 2004 & 2008, Chateauneuf Du Pape, various Burgundy, Penfold’s Grange 1999, Bertani Amerone Classico DOCG 1997, Henschke Mount Edelstone Eden Valley 2000, Tenuta di Trinoro Palazzi Toscana 2009, Opus One 1989 Napa Valley.

Plus a range of recent vintage Sancerre, Pouilly Fuisse, Blanc Bourgogne, Chablis, Rioja, Gavi and examples from Moldova, Hungary, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa and more.


Entries for the Next Sale now invited.

For larger consignments please contact the auctioneer
Chris Armstrong

We can accept entries at any of our Auction Centres or valuation days. Entries can be accepted via courier or post by prior arrangement and we have a collection service for larger consignments.

Condition Reports
Condition reports and further images of lots are available for this sale via the website

Illustrated catalogues are available for all Antique and Specialist sales. (£5.00 by post). These sales can also be viewed on–line 10 days prior to the auction.

Entries are accepted up to three weeks prior to a Specialist sale or by prior arrangement, please contact the nearest office for further details.

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Mailing & Postage
The Auctioneers do not provide an in-house postage and packaging service.

For smaller items and international shipping we recommend Mailboxes Etc:
St Loyes House, 20 St. Loyes Street, Bedford MK40 1ZL
Tel: 01234 305544

Purchasers are welcome to use their own couriers but they must give the auctioneers at least 24 hours’ notice prior to the collection.

For larger items, please contact the auctioneers on 01234 266366 and they can recommend local delivery drivers or national couriers.

Future sale dates include:
Bedford  – 4th May 2019 – CLOSED
Bedford  – 3rd August 2019  – Entries Now Invited
Bedford  – 2nd November 2019 

Recent Highlights

Recent sale results from this auction are displayed below. To view highlights from other auctions, click here.

Wines & Spirits

A bottle of The MACALLAN Edition No.1 Limited Edition Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky matured in eight unique oak cask styles, with box 70cl 48%

Sold for £1,400

A bottle of Midleton Very Rare Vintage Release Finest Irish Whiskey Bottled in 2020 No 00270 with own wooden box 70cl 40%

Sold for £400

A bottle of Moet et Chandon Dom Perignon 1985 Vintage Brut Champagne 75cl with box and pair hollow stem glasses

Sold for £300

A bottle of The MACALLAN 12 year old Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky matured in Sherry wood, old style circa 1980s/1990's 1 litre 43%

Sold for £400

A bottle of Graham's 1952 Single Harvest Tawny Port to commemorate The Queens Diamond Jubilee with box, by Berry Bros & Rudd

Sold for £200

A bottle of J&F Martell XO Supreme Cognac with box old style bottle 1 litre 40%

Sold for £150

6 bottles of Chateau Lynch Bages Grand Vin Pauillac (2x 2001, 1x 1999 & 3x 1998)

Sold for £440

8 bottles of Chateau L'Arrosee 1998 Saint Emilion Grand Cru

Sold for £320

A case of 12 bottles of Chateau La Grave Trigant de Boisset 1990 Pomerol with own wooden case

Sold for £580

6 bottles of Chateau Carbonnieux 1984 Grand Cru Classe Graves Leognan with wooden box

Sold for £300

4 old bottles of Blended Whisky, 1x Mount Vernon Rye Whiskey A Blend Baltimore USA bottled for export cicra 1950's 4/5 Quart 86.8 Proof, 1x Philadelphia The Heritage Whisky bottled for Export circa 1950's 4/5 Quart 75.7cl 86.8 Proof, 1x Hiram Walker& Sons Canadian Club Whisky By Appointment to KIng George V circa 1940's No size nor strength stated & 1x Canadian Schenley Whisky 90.9 Proof (Note ullage poor and label incomplete) comes with old box and 3 further opened old bottles

Sold for £400

3 old bottles of Bellows Partners Choice Bourbon Whisky a blend Baltimore USA bottled for export circa 1950's 4/5 Quart 86.8 proof

Sold for £320

An old box of 24 Esplendidos Cohiba Habanos en Cuba (opened)

Sold for £750

2 bottles, 1x Kweichow Moutai Flying Fairy 2004 in ceramic bottle 53% 50cl with box and shot glasses & 1x Miguel Torres Imperial Brandy with box 70cl 40%

Sold for £320

A bottle of Bimber Distillery Single Malt London Whisky Limited Edition bottling for Pinnacle with carton, Cask No 151 No 182 of 275 Bottled on Oct 2020 70cl 50.8%

Sold for £160

An old bottle of Chartreuse Fabriquee A La Gde by L Garnier circa 1960's 96 proof No size stated, est 75cl, (ullage mid shoulder) Note seal over cork incomplete

Sold for £660

6 bottles of Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint Julien (2x 1998 & 4x 1997) with wooden case

Sold for £420

6 bottles of Domaine de Chavalier Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe de Graves, (1x 1993, 1x 1990, 1x 1989, 1x 1988, 1x 1986 & 1x 1982)

Sold for £270

A bottle of J Hennessy Paradis Cognac with box circa 1990s 40% 70cl

Sold for £560

A half case of 6 bottles of Chateau Meyney 1990 Cru Bourgeois Saint Estephe with own wooden case

Sold for £270