'I had been collecting whisky for many years and when the time came to sell I spoke to Lesley Ann who carefully photographed, listed and sourced me a buyer for my whisky collection. I was delighted with the final financial result'
'I had no knowledge of whisky whatsoever and Lesley Ann advised what to drink, what to keep unopened and what to sell. When I did decide to sell, she arranged for her contact to come to my home in London to collect and purchase a rare bottle, which I had no idea was so valuable.'
As a young print sales representative, in 1981 one of my first visits was to Macallan Distillery above the River Spey, where I secured a first order for the company I worked for printing this famous label. Little did I know that 20 years later I would live and work in the pretty little village of Craigellachie on the other side of the river.
My knowledge of the whisky industry grew quickly from working with various major wet glue label printers in Scotland. I established my own business in Moray in 1990, later adding a whisky company and bonded warehouse facility supplying whisky to the other side of the world. The company packed whisky and other spirits for a major retailer and produced the satin liners for presentation boxes for a leading whisky brand.
While living on Speyside I organised whisky tastings, dinners and whisky book signing events involving experts national and international. I helped catalogue the first ever whisky auction organised by the village community during the annual whisky festival. As an accommodation provider I welcomed whisky travellers from all over the world, helping organise their itineraries.
My interest and knowledge of whisky has grown over the years and more recently I have been cataloguing whisky for friends and clients, sourcing possible purchases, also offering options to sell their valuable collections and arranging the final sale when required.
I offer a discreet and friendly service, far and wide, no matter how small or large. I welcome you to contact me for an initial consultation to talk about your whisky collection.
Lesley Ann Parker