Thursday, February 25, 2016

World's Largest Whiskey Auction Coming March!

On March 10, 2016, the world's largest auction of Pappy Van Winkle Whiskey will be conducted, featuring over 100 bottles from the highly sought-after Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery.  Included will be over 40 lots of the prized 13, 15, 20 & 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve whiskey as well as an exclusive Old Rip Van Winkle 23 year bottle of bourbon. This rare bourbon, which was distilled in 1986, was hand-selected by Julian & Preston Van Winkle.  It is sold with a beautiful Glencairn crystal decanter, glasses, leather lined presentation box and carries a presale estimate of $5,500 - $6,500.  Bottles from the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery in this sale were assembled from across the United States.

In addition to large and growing national and international audiences, the auction house has earned the admiration of local wine connoisseurs by offering them the opportunity to acquire the kinds of scarce and highly sought-after bottles typically not seen outside of major metropolitan hubs like New York or Chicago.  According to the auction house's whisky & fine wine director, Mark Solomon, "Five years ago few collectors had heard of us.  But today we have a strong local following that has been championed by the nationally recognized wine & epicurean scene."

If you are interested in becoming a whisky or wine bidder or consignor,

Leland Little Auctions
620 Cornerstone Court
Hillsborough, NC  27278

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