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Auction Spotlight: Irish Whiskey Auctions Feb 2021

It's been a little over a month since the last installment of Auction Spotlight, and what a month it has been. We had our first post brexit auctions which a lot of people were wary of bidding on due to the unknown custom charges and it turns out they were right to be wary. I've heard of some people paying 30-40% over the hammer price when including the fees from the auction house and the custom charges on top of that. Thankfully it looks like one of the UK auction sites, Whisky Auctioneer, have opened a German distribution and collection center, where you can send bottles to and they will store them there and those in the EU can bid on those and avoid the custom charges as it will never be in the UK. To do this they are adding an icon to each lot, so it'll be interesting to see how that works out!

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Auction Spotlight: WhiskyAuctioneer - December 2020

It's been a little over a week since the end of Irish Whiskey Auctions December Auction and we've had some time to digest the prices. A great indicator of if a price will stay at the level it reached in an Irish auction, is to take a look at the auction sites across the pond. This particular one however, I'm sure had people like myself that were apprehensive of bidding due to the new brexit restrictions and how much a bottle would actually end up costing after the hammer was slammed. Sit back, relax and grab a dram. Let's dissect WhiskyAuctiooner December 2020 Auction.

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Auction Spotlight: Irish Whiskey Auctions - December 2020

The auction has finished, now it's time to look over the prices and see what were the winners and losers in comparison to the past 3 months avg from auction houses WhiskyAuctionner, Scotch Whisky Auctions, The Grand Whisky Auctions and JustWhiskyAuctions. All of this data is obtained by The Whiskey Companion and can be viewed with our user tools. Signup [here](https://thewhiskeycompanion.com/signup) to gain access to our collection tracker, tasting journal, whiskey exploration and many more features coming soon.

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5 tips to help you identify flavors in whiskey

Have you ever read tasting notes, or sat down with another whiskey drinker who just pulls these tasting notes out of the whiskey, that you feel they must be making it up? I felt that way a few years back when I started drinking whiskey. "There's no way you're tasting those flavors, it's just a burn smell and a prickle down the throat!". Little did I know about whiskey palates, or even food palates if I'm honest.

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Whiskey Exploration: Whiskey Bonding

The art of Whiskey Bonding, What is it?In today’s article we’re going to explore the art and history of Whiskey Bonding. With the recent resurgence of Irish whiskey, and whiskey legally taking 3 years

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Whiskey Exploration: The Maturation Process

How Whiskey is matured, basically.Welcome back to the second installment of the ‘Whiskey Exploration’ series. This article will outline the various influences that can be imparted onto a whiskey throu