A bottle of The Macallan-1940 bottled in 1981 leads Bonhams Whisky Sale in Edinburgh on Wednesday 1 March. It is estimated at £4,000-6,000.
Distilled and bottled by Macallan-Glenlivet Ltd., Craigellachie, the bottle for sale is numbered 477. It comes in a wooden presentation case accompanied by a letter of authenticity signed by the Managing Director of Macallan-Glenlivet Ltd.
The sale also offers two bottles of Glenfiddich-47 year old-1964 estimated at £3,000-5,000 each. The whisky was distilled in spring 1964 and bottled in bond in Scotland in 2011 for J & J Hunter Ltd of Belfast. These two bottles are numbered nine and ten of the 24 bottles produced from cask 10800.The labels are signed by James Donnelly, Chairman of Glenfiddich and come with a tasting sample supplied by J&J Hunter.
A topical addition to the sale is a bottle of Glendronach-26 year old in a presentation case signed in 2012 by the now President of the United States, Donald Trump. It was distilled and bottled by The Glendronach Distillery Co. in June 2012 to commemorate the launch of Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeenshire. It is estimated at £4,000-4,200.
Bonhams Whisky Specialist, Martin Green, said, "The international demand for Scotch whisky continues to be strong. In our first sale of 2017, we are offering a well-balanced selection of malts that will appeal to collectors across the board."
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