Rare White Bowmore-43 Year Old-1964 Leads Bonhams Whisky Sale in Edinburgh

A rare bottle of White Bowmore-43 year old-1964 leads Bonhams live behind-closed-doors whisky sale at 22 Queen Street, Edinburgh on Wednesday 10 June. It is estimated at £10,000-13,000.

The bottle comes in a presentation case and is numbered 216 of a limited edition of 732. The whisky was distilled in Bowmore's famous No One vaults on Guy Fawkes day, 5 November, 1964 in three bourbon casks which has given it an unusually light colour and accounts for the distinctive name, Bowmore White. It is said to have the scent of tropical fruits, and a palette of pine, vanilla and honey.

Bonhams whisky specialist in Edinburgh, Martin Green, said: "I am very pleased that we have been able to harness new technology to present a sale in these difficult times and to maintain the quality and choice for which our whisky auctions are renowned. Our leading lot, the White Bowmore-43 year old-1964, seldom appears on the market and I am expecting interest from collectors around the world."

Other highlights include:

• A bottle of The Macallan-1938. Estimate: £10,000-12,000
• A bottle of Black Bowmore-1964. The First Edition, bottled in 1993. Estimate: £5,000-9,000.
• A bottle of Glenfiddich-47 year old-1964. Estimate: £5.000-7,000.

The sale will be a live 'behind-closed-doors' auction. An auctioneer will be present on the rostrum, and bids will be accepted in the following formats: online, on the phone, or by leaving an absentee bid. All bidding will be done remotely in accordance with the latest government guidelines.

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