A bottle of The Macallan 50 year old distilled in 1928 and bottled in 1983, leads Bonhams Whisky sale in Edinburgh on Wednesday 27 June.
Estimated at £10,000-12,000 the bottle, bearing a label in particularly fine condition, comes in its own wooden presentation case. The Macallan 1928 was one of the first 50 year old malts to be released and is regarded as a key part of any serious whisky collection. Only 500 bottles were released, and as they rarely come onto the market they have become increasing difficult to find.
Among other highlights are a bottle of The Dalmore 50 year old 1926, estimated at £5,000-7,000, and two The Macallan Millennium 50 years old Decanters bottled in 1999. The whisky was chosen from 3 cases which had been filled the same day in 1949. The decanters are made from Caithness glass accompanied by a copper mounted stopper cast from copper reclaimed from No 9 still at the distillery. Both decanters come in their own presentation cases.