The Passionate Collector: Martyn Jenkins aka the Whisky Cyclist

Martyn’s passion for whisky was documented in his blog, The Whisky Cyclist, which was devoted to providing a quick guide to whisky in Great Britain. For those who wish to read about Martyn’s guide to Scotland’s finest distilleries visit his website -

The collection covers the old, the rarest, and the newer and had one criterion for collecting, Martyn had to truly like the whisky.  His many connections and friends in the whisky industry all say that his passion and true joy mainly extended to sharing the enjoyment of these fine whiskies; they were to be savoured, not tucked away for prosperity or as an investment.


His remaining immaculately preserved collection offers a rare opportunity for friends and collectors to be part of a testament to his wonderfully generous belief that passion should be shared.


Martyn’s collection will go under the hammer in our Wine & Spirits auction on Friday 28 May at 11am.

Contact Head of Wine & Spirits, Sam Hellyer for more information on the collection.

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