Christie’s And The Balvenie Debut Ultimate Collection For Whisky Enthusiasts

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The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Christie’s Auction House are set to debut a first-of-its-kind auction lot fit for a true whisky connoisseur. The exclusive offerings will include The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 4, an eponymous collection of five rare whiskies from the world’s longest-serving Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE, a bespoke Morgan V8 Roadster, inspired by and hand-crafted with The Balvenie in mind, and a trip to Scotland.

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To complete the experience, the buyer will be invited on a behind-the-scenes tour at The Balvenie distillery, where they will get a first-hand look at the five rare crafts that contribute to the whisky’s distinctive taste and personally experience the magic that goes into each and every drop. It is the only distillery in the world that still grows its own barley, uses traditional floor maltings, keeps both coppersmiths and coopers on site, and employs the longest serving malt master in the industry – making The Balvenie the most handcrafted of single malts.

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The auction will be hosted on Christie’s online platform with bidding opening at 10 a.m. EST on September 25th, 2018 and closing at 10 a.m. EST on October 9, 2018. Featuring sought-after collector’s items and a unique experience at The Balvenie distillery, this iconic lot is a true testament to both brands’ dedication to quality and craftsmanship of the highest order.

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“We are honored to be working closely with The Balvenie and delighted to bring this unique lot to sale. With an estimate at $100,000-$150,000, this is the highest value lot ever to be offered in this category for an online sale,” Christie’s Head of Wine Department for the Americas Chris Munro said. “It’s also an interesting lot for us, as it combines luxury handcrafted goods with a one-of-a-kind experience, making a lot that is already extremely exclusive even more enticing.”

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“This is the first time The Balvenie has participated in an auction of this nature, and we’re thrilled to join forces with Christie’s to offer these incredibly outstanding rare whiskies, bespoke Morgan roadster and unique distillery experience to collectors, whisky enthusiasts, and anyone who appreciates fine craftsmanship,” The Balvenie Brand Director Greg Levine said. “Combining the rare, collectable whiskies of The Balvenie DCS Compendium and a limited-edition, custom roadster with a personalized tour of the distillery makes this a one-of-a-kind lot, and truly celebrates the spirit of The Balvenie.”