A bottle of The Glenfiddich Collection 1937 leads Bonhams Whisky Sale in Edinburgh on Wednesday 5 October. It is estimated at £25,000-35,000.
The whisky was laid down in cask 843 at The Glenfiddich Distillery in 1937, the year of George VI's coronation, and bottled 64 years later In 2001. It Is highly unusual for a single malt Scotch Whisky of this age to have kept its strength and it this attribute which makes the sixty bottles from cask 843 so special. It is the oldest and rarest bottling ever undertaken at the distillery.
Bonhams Whisky specialist Martin Green said, "The Glenfiddich Rare Collection 1937 is truly unique. Cask 843 is an unrepeatable phenomenon and the bottles from it are exceptionally rare and highly prized by collectors."
One of the more unusual lots in the sale is The Scotch Whisky Society 26 malts with individual extraordinary label designs estimated at £3,500-4,000. Among the titles are Thank you and Goodnight (13 years old Laphroaig), Whit Yoos Want (12 year old Bowmore) and Slocken Lips and Let the Craitur Oot (14 year old Dailuaine).
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