Wines & Spirits


Recent highlights include a bottle of The Macallan 12 year old single Highlands malt Scotch whisky, specially bottled for British Aerospace PLC, depicting a BAE Jetstream over Culzean Castle, which fetched £1,300. A magnum of 1961 Dom Perignon vintage champagne sold for £850 and a bottle of 1985 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac reached £300.

The wine department has extensive experience with vintage wines including claret, Burgundy, champagne, dessert wine, vintage port, whiskies and fine spirits.

Valuations take place both in our Sussex Saleroom and our London office on Upper Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, as well as 'pop-up' valuation days across the country. Preliminary estimates can also be provided via email and we are delighted to arrange home visits. Keep an eye on our website to stay up to date with any upcoming auctions.


  • Wines & Spirits

Department Specialists

Lee Cox

Silver & Jewellery Specialist, General Valuer & Auctioneer

Fine Wines, Whisky, Champagne and Spirits

Buying and selling fine wine, spirits and other curious liquids can be a fruitful and rewarding endeavour. With so many varieties, makers and methods, all of which can be indicative of a particular time period, it's possible to quickly build up a fascinating and diverse collection.

Buying and Selling Wine and Spirits

The fantastic thing about starting a liquor collection is that it can be entirely and uniquely based on your own personal taste.

With this in mind, there has always been a demand for mature, vintage, rare and fine wine and spirits on the market. The spirit and wine trade is certainly expanding, with gathering worldwide interest particularly from the East.

Additionally, one growing area of interest is in old bottles of whisky and anniversary bottlings of wine and ports, with specialist retailers seeking to meet demand for special gifts to celebrate specific dates and anniversaries.

As a result of this, bottles recently rediscovered in cellars are now worth significantly more than their modern-day counterparts. These results have come as a surprise to many sellers.

Contact our experts today

In spite of this increasing global audience, Bellmans is one of the few auction houses in the UK buying, selling and offering guidance in the wine and spirits market. Our experienced team specialises in wine and spirits sales, and can help you with a free auction estimate.

We invite you to keep abreast of our forthcoming auctions where we showcase our carefully curated selections, or to meet with an advisor to discuss creating your own ideal collection.

Whether you have a couple of single bottles of whisky or entire cellars full of wine, we can help. Please get in touch today for more information and updates on auction news.