Oisin Davis on spirits: The lucrative world of online Irish whiskey auctions

Got an old bottle gathering dust on your sideboard? It could be worth thousands if you can find a buyer for it

Anthony Sheehy of Irish Whiskey Auctions set up the company with his wife Katie in 2018.

Anyone who has ever watched the Antiques Roadshow will have fantasised about uncovering a prized treasure in their attic, or salvaging some gem from a bruised and battered box filled with family heirlooms at the back of the wardrobe.

But such stereotypical locations may not necessarily be where something so valuable might be - it could be in your drinks cabinet. Vintage, rare and discontinued spirit collectors have found havens in online auction sites, where ...