Whisky & Spirits


Sotheby’s Spirits is the market leader for spirits auctions and single owner collections, and holds the record for the most expensive bottle of whisky ever sold at auction, the most expensive bottle of Cognac ever sold at auction, and the most expensive lot of Moutai ever sold at auction outside of China. With auction sites in London, New York, Hong Kong and Paris, Sotheby’s spirits provides a global network for bidders to buy, sell and store fine and rare whisky and other spirits.

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Sotheby’s Annual Wine & Spirits Auction Report, 2022

Key Whisky Auction House Statistics

  • Auction Sales
    Hit a record $158 million, a 20% increase year over year
  • Leading Single Owner Auctions
    With 33 auctions generating nearly $100 million, accounting for 63% of total sales
  • Digital Transformation
    Leads to the introduction of a new leaderboard bidding platform and online-only auctions closing in 30-second intervals, resulting in a 39% growth of number of lots sold
  • Philanthropy
    Endeavors was at the heart of 28% of all wine and spirits sales total
  • New Buyers
    Nearly doubled in comparison to the previous year, with 35% of them being under 40 years old
  • Spirits
    Breaks new records, with over $30 million achieved, a 40% increase to the previous year
  • The Macallan
    Remains the leader in the spirits market, totaling 25% of all sales in the category

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