Dundalk man launches Irish whiskey auction
Dundalk businessman Anthony Sheehy is urging everyone to look under the sink or at the back of the cupboard to see if they have any liquid gold.
Anthony and his wife Catherine have launched Ireland’s first on-line whiskey auction site which is set start accepting bids this Friday, October 12.
He already has some special lots going up for auction, including a €40,000 full collection of Midleton Rare dating from 1984 to 2017 belonging to a collector, the first collection of Dingle whiskey and a 1969 Midleton which is one of just 300 bottles of its vintage in the world.
Anthony says that while there are around a dozen whisky auction sites in the UK, they mainly sell Scottish whisky.
With the huge growth of interest in Irish whiskey, he saw the opportunity to launch www. irishwhiskeyauctions.ie
‘I have 150 lots of whiskey going up in the first auction, with bids opening on Friday, October 12.’
He explains that the auction will continue for nine days, ending on Sunday October 21 at 7pm.
Alongside the collection of Midleton Rare and Dingle, he said there will be bottles from Bushmills, Cooley and other distilleries up for grabs.
‘At one time there were only three distilleries in Ireland but now there are 18 with another 16 due in the next few years.’
This is good news for Irish whiskey lovers, and Anthony says that people could be sitting on a small fortune. ‘ There are lots of people who have bottles of whiskey sitting under the sink or in a cupboard, so if they are not whiskey drinkers, they might be surprised to find out how much it’s worth!’
Dundalk man Anthony Sheehy and his wife Catherine have launched Irish Whiskey auction.