COMPLETE SET OF BLACK BOWMORE 1964
Sells At December Whisky Sale

A complete set of Black Bowmore 1964 sold for £93,750 at Bonhams Whisky sale in Edinburgh on Wednesday 12 December. It had been estimated at £50,000-70,000.

The Black Bowmore 1964 first edition was bottled in 1993 in a production run of 2,000 bottles. The second edition followed in 1994 – when, again, production was limited to 2,000 bottles. The third, and final, bottling, in an edition of 1,812, took place in 1995.

Bonhams Whisky specialist in Edinburgh Martin Green said: "Bottles of Black Bowmore 1964 are always eagerly sought by collectors, and the complete set of three is particularly desirable. I am not surprised that the bidding was so keen and the eventual price so high."

Other highlights of the sale included

• Glenfiddich-47 year old-1964, bottled in July 2011. Bottle number 010 of a limited edition of 24, it sold for £15,000 (estimate £9,000-11,000).

• Two bottles of The Macallan-1938, bottled in 1980 which sold for £13,750 each (estimate: £10,000-15,000 per bottle).

• Port Ellen-37 year old-1981 Casks of Distinction, bottled August 2018. Sold for £6,875 (estimate £6,000-7,500).


NOTES FOR EDITORS

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