Bowmore Trio Lead Bonhams Fine Whisky and Spirits Sale in Paris
Very rare bottle of Aberfeldy the Gold of Pitilie-28 year old-1985 also stars

Paris –Three exceptional bottles of Bowmore lead Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr's Whisky et Spiritueux d'Exception sale in Paris on Tuesday 6th December. They include a bottle of Bowmore-35 year old-1964 estimated at €16,000-20,000.

Bowmore-35 year old-1964 was released for the UK wine and spirit merchant Oddbins in the year 2000. It is one of only 99 bottles of the legendary sherried vintage 1964 from Bowmore distillery and comes from the same batch of casks as the iconic Black Bowmore series. The trio is completed by a bottle of Bowmore-1956 estimated at €8,000-10,000 and a bottle of Bowmore-1964 estimated at €7,000-9,000. Both bottles were imported by P. Soffiantino & C. S.p.A. and come in their original presentation cases.

The sale, which consists of 227 lots, also offers:

• A bottle of Aberfeldy the Gold of Pitilie-28 year old-1985. One of the oldest and rarest malts to be released by Aberfeldy, it is named after the stream from which the distillery draws its water. The Pitilie Burn is also known for its alluvial deposits of Scottish gold. Encased in an ornately cast 22-carat gold collar, this extraordinary bottle is just one of 10 ever released (two of which have been retained by the distillery), and even contains flakes of Scottish gold in the stopper. Estimate: €15,000-20,000.

A bottle of Hanyu Ichiro's Malt-2 of Spades. Distilled at Hanyu Distillery in 1991 and bottled in 2011 it was imported to the UK by The Number One Drinks Company Ltd. One of the legendary Malt Cards Series, it is estimated at €13,000-20,000.

A bottle of Karuizawa Single Cask-1975. Distilled by Karuizawa Distillery and bottled on 14 June 2010, it was imported to France by La Maison Du Whisky. Estimate: €16,000-20,000.

Diego Lanza, Bonhams Senior Whisky Specialist, said: "We are fortunate to be offering some very special and sought-after bottles in this sale. The 35 year old 1964 is an extremely rare Bowmore – undoubtedly one of their very best. The Aberfeldy the Gold of Pitilie-28 year old-1985 is very scarce and hardly ever comes onto the open market. Only eight bottles of the ten produced were released for sale and we are offering number 10."


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