Whisky auction trailblazer, Martin Green, joins Graham Budd Auctions for exciting new chapter
Graham Budd Auctions, has announced Martin Green as Head of Whisky, in a dynamic shift to a new category of auction sales for 2023 and beyond.
Martin Green joins Graham Budd Auctions with an illustrious career, spanning 35 years in the Whisky auction business. Martin is credited with devising and holding the first ever dedicated Whisky Auction sale in 1989 at Christie’s, as well as developing the Whisky department at McTear’s and resurrecting the same section at Bonhams on a global stage.
During his career, Martin has been integral to several UK and World Record breaking auction prices for rare Single Malt Whiskies. These records include The Valerio Adami Macallan-60 year old-1926 (£848,750); The Blake Macallan-60 year old-1926 (£615,062); The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve-1955 (£46,850); and The Bowmore Mutter bottle (£29,400).
Upon his appointment at Graham Budd Auctions, Martin commented: “Now is a fascinating time for Whisky sales, with buyers keen to invest in Scotland's legacy of older, top quality bottles, built on centuries of experience. I am looking forward to helping build a strong Whisky offering for Graham Budd Auctions at such a pivotal moment for the industry.”
Adam Gascoigne, CEO of Graham Budd Auctions, added: “One way or another, we’ve been connected with Martin for over 30 years, since his time at Christie’s back in 1988. Martin has worked from the ground up to create an incredible career and we are thrilled to have him on board.
“I’ve seen first-hand Martin’s passion for Whisky and making record-breaking sales in some of the most prestigious auction houses across the U.K. I’m thrilled to have someone of Martin’s pedigree joining the Graham Budd team as Head of Whiskey ahead of our first sale in October.”