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Thursday
Jun142012

Buying From Auction Houses

Adam Herz from the Los Angeles Whisky Society knows more about old and rare whisky than anyone else I know.  No one else collects interesting, hard-to-get whisky like he does.  He's always in search of the next great whisky adventure, but he's always careful and attentive, putting in the time and the research necessary to make sure he's getting what he pays for.  In order to know old booze you have to actually drink old booze, buy old booze, and obsess about old booze – Adam does all of those things.  When I got the new catalog for the upcoming Bonham's auction in New York, I have to admit that I was pretty excited about the very old Ardbeg bottle shown on the magazine's front cover.  Then I read this article from Adam.  As a consumer advocate, I'm a bit concerned about what this means for whisky fans everywhere.

-David Driscoll