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Sotheby’s Is Auctioning Hundreds of Ultra Rare Whiskeys From Private Collection

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For those who’ve never really delved into the world of spirits, you’d think that whiskey was meant to be consumed. After all, it’s a beverage — and a delicious one at that. But for some, whiskey is a collector’s item with appraisals that rise and fall like sports cards and comic books. 

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One such collector has spent a lifetime accumulating some of the rarest, most sought-after bottles of whiskey on the planet. And now until the morning of March 17, you’ll have a chance to bid on these bottles over at Sotheby’s auction house. Part 1 of the Camouflage Collection consists of 469 lots, with 1,500 bottles in the collection altogether from the likes of Pappy Van Winkle, Michter’s, Redemption, Buffalo Trace, the Macallan, and Yamazaki.

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Among the highlights are a 1986 bottle of Pappy’s 23, as well as a double-vertical series from Pappy’s, consisting of two complete lines from 2020 through 2022 (12 bottles in all). Likewise, a 2008 bottle of Pappy’s 23 Year Old Family Reserve is being offered from the same year that claims the record-breaking auction sale for bourbon. There are also some incredibly coveted bottles of Scotch, including a 40-year-old bottle from the Macallan’s Red Collection and a 32-year-old Fine & Rare release from 1969. If rye is more your thing, you can check out a 36-year-old rye whiskey from Redemption, of which only 18 were ever bottled.

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Rare bottles will crop up at auctions fairly often but it’s remarkable for this many grail expressions to be offered in a single event. If you want a chance at owning one of these rare whiskeys, head over to Sotheby’s and register to bid before it’s too late.