Old Liquors Management Team
Expert Curation for Discerning Collectors
With over thirteen years dedicated to the connoisseurship of rare liquors, our expertise in curating for high-stakes auctions and managing the complex logistics of international bottle importation has positioned us as authorities in the field. We cater specifically to the echelons of the world’s most discerning collectors, delving into the distinguished realm of Old Liquors where each bottle boasts a legacy.
The Connoisseur’s Team
I, Bart Laming, along with Hakan Karaca, unite our extensive knowledge and shared passion to offer a service tailored to the sophisticated collector. Our clientele appreciates the depth of understanding I bring to the craft. Together, Hakan and I navigate the intricacies of the luxury spirits market, providing access to exceptional finds and investment-grade bottles.
Our Selective Approach
We're committed to acquiring bottles that aren't just valuable, but have storied pasts and potential for appreciation. Our hands-on experience with some of the globe's rarest bottles grants us unique insights into market dynamics and collector preferences, an invaluable asset for those seeking to enhance their personal collections.
Our Commitment to Excellence
We conduct sales for private collectors and pride ourselves on consistently outperforming auction house estimates. In our US Foreign Trade Zones located in Miami and New Jersey, we welcome bottles from private individuals, offering them for sale online in the USA and Europe. We charge only a 20% commission on the proceeds, ensuring a beneficial return for our clients.
Our services extend to handling auction acquisitions worldwide starting from $10,000 for private collectors and from $50,000 for merchants. We take care of every aspect of import logistics, from paperwork to transportation, ensuring a seamless process.
Our operations are not limited to the United States. With bonded warehouses in Hong Kong, the UK, and the Netherlands, we provide secure storage and streamlined sales for a global clientele. This strategic positioning allows us to cater to private collectors and merchants worldwide, offering direct sales through our online channels. Our facilities, located at key international hubs, extend our reach beyond borders, guaranteeing that your collection is managed with the highest level of professionalism and care. Whether leveraging the FTZ advantages for U.S. sales or utilizing bonded storage in Asia or Europe, our infrastructure is meticulously designed to optimize the value and safety of your investment-grade bottles.
Are you an artisan liquor or wine brand looking to penetrate the U.S. beverage alcohol market? Look no further. We have the expertise and network to facilitate your market entry with precision. We offer both strategic advice and hands-on assistance to make your entry into the U.S. market as smooth and successful as possible. Let us handle the complexities while you focus on crafting your exquisite products.
Services We Offer
Curated Collection Services
Offering personalized selection and acquisition of fine wines, rare spirits, and vintage liquors tailored to the collector's preferences, investment goals, or thematic collections.
Authentication and Provenance Verification
Ensuring the authenticity and historical background of each bottle, providing collectors with certificates of authenticity, and detailed provenance to validate their investment.
Auction Representation and Advisory
Acting as a representative for collectors at auctions, providing pre-auction advice, bidding on behalf of clients, and ensuring the acquisition of desired bottles at the best possible terms.
Storage and Logistics Management
Providing secure storage solutions in US-FTZs, bonded warehouses in the UK, the Netherlands, and Hong Kong, along with handling all aspects of logistics, including transportation and import/export documentation.
Online Sales Platform
Offering bottles through an online webshop, allowing collectors to sell their bottles or purchase new additions to their collection. This includes managing listings, transactions, and customer inquiries.
Market Analysis and Investment Advice
Offering insights into market trends, valuations, and investment potential of various collectible spirits and wines, helping collectors make informed decisions about buying and selling.
Managing the collector's entire portfolio of wines and spirits, including buying, selling, inventory management, and revaluation of assets over time.
Private Sales and Brokerage
Facilitating private sales between collectors or between collectors and merchants, including negotiation, transaction management, and transfer of ownership.
Specialist Import Services
Assisting with the importation of artisan liquor or wine brands into the U.S. market, including strategic planning, navigating regulatory requirements, and label approvals.
Offering consignment options for collectors wishing to sell their bottles, handling all aspects from valuation to final sale.