Sunday, February 20, 2011
Kangaroo whiskey at auction
Yesterday's auction by Graham Lancaster at the Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, Bottle Show saw some spirited bidding among OZ collectors. A number of local bottles surpassed expectations, with many breaking $10K. The Hotaling "Kangaroo" Old Bourbon earned $16,000, but from whom I haven't heard. Word among the locals was that the bottle would remain in country as it is considered and Aussie bottle, regardless of the fact that it was blown in SF and contained an American whiskey to be sold in Australasia. I certainly did not have the "chops" to bid so didn't bother. I will patiently await my turn, as more are expected to turn up in the future.