Known widely for his ability (which has developed over many years) to spot a good Irish whiskey, Auctioneer Victor Mee has become a reliable source for whiskey collectors across the world to ensure they’re bidding on only the best.
Victor Mee Auctions’ upcoming Pub Memorabilia and Collectables sale showcases a superb collection of six 1960s Redbreast 12 Year-Old whiskey bottles, each estimated to sell for between €250 and €450 at the auction block next week.
The vintage whiskey collection consigned to Victor Mee Auctions by several individuals was originally taken from the old Jameson Whiskey distillery in Bow Street which closed in 1971 and moved to Middleton, Cork.
Gilbeys ceased production of Redbreast in 1985 before the brand was relaunched to the market in the early 1990s, meaning unopened bottles in great condition are extremely rare to find on today’s modern market.
In addition to the whiskey bottles themselves, another lot expected to garner a lot of interest from buyers is a traditional pristine condition copper Irish whiskey still. Making a fantastic decorative addition or focal point in a bar or distillery, with a nod to the bygone methods of distilling, Victor Mee Auctions has placed an estimate of €600 to €1,200 on this piece.
For more information on Victor Mee Auctions’ upcoming Pub Memorabilia and Collectables sale on Wednesday 29th January or to view the online catalogue visit www.victormeeauctions.ie.