At Bonhams Whisky Sale in Edinburgh

Whisky Sale
6 Jun 2018

A rare bottle of Dalmore 50-year-old 1926 leads Bonhams Whisky Sale in Edinburgh on Wednesday 6 June. It is estimated at £10,000-14,000.

The whisky, which has been described as having the complex aroma of old English marmalade, ripe bananas, treacle toffee and fruitcake, comes in a ceramic decanter with its own presentation case. Unusually, the Dalmore Stag emblem is completely intact.

The sale has a particularly strong offering of Macallan whiskies with more than 45 bottles. 25 of these come from a distinguished Italian collection and include:

• A bottle of the Macallan 1954 and of the Macallan 1955, each estimated at £3,800-4,200
• Two bottles of the Macallan-Glenlivet 35 year-old 1938; the Macallan-Glenlivet 35 year-old 1940, and the Macallan-Glenlivet 35 year-old 1938. Each pair of bottles is estimated at £3,400-4,000.

Among Macallan whiskies in the sale from other collections are:

• A bottle of the Macallan 1951. One of only 632 bottles, this is estimated at £10,000-12,000
• A bottle of the Macallan Private Eye bottled to mark the 35th anniversary of the satirical magazine. It is estimated at £3,500-4,000.
• A bottle of the Macallan 1957. Bottled in 1982 in honour of the 25th Anniversary of Rinaldi Brothers Inc., it is estimated at £3,000-4,000.

Bonhams Whisky specialist in Edinburgh, Martin Green said: "We are very fortunate for this sale to have such an impressive number of Macallan whiskies of such wide variety and exceptional quality. I am anticipating keen interest from collectors"


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