Whisky, particularly Scotch and Japanese whisky, can be extremely valuable, with some aged spirits are worth a small fortune, too much to actually drink them.

This is also true of many bottles of Cognac, Armagnac and the ever-expanding area of rum. Especially when they have been distilled to celebrate a special occasion. Our specialists can give expert valuations.

It cannot have escaped many that whisky has become a boom market with records being set and broken more often than we can track with. There have been various reports in the press of the £1,000,000 plus paid for bottles of the legendary Macallan 1926.

While the million-pound bottles are not likely to be found in the back of cupboards, it does show the trend in values and it has caught many owners unaware. Seemingly simple standard bottles are often worth considerably more than one would expect. Also, it is not just Scotch whisky seeing this boom but world whisky as well, particularly Japanese.

What often lurks in the back of the cupboard, cellar or wine rack may be something special and needs to be looked at by a specialist valuer.

Perhaps surprisingly, many of these valuable bottles were bought from off licenses and supermarkets, not from high-end retailers.

Whisky casks held in bonded warehouses also have a high value.

Our team of industry-recognised specialists at Doerr Dallas works together to offer you an independent service to provide valuations of spirits, wines, fine art, antiques, jewellery, watches and classic cars, we also offer a full range of other art-related advisory services.

We offer our clients a personal, professional, friendly, discreet and completely confidential service.

We work closely with leading firms of insurance brokers, insurers, solicitors, wealth managers, private banks and professional advisers to provide an efficient and timely service.

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