EDINBURGH, Scotland, U.K. – A rare, independently bottled Bowmore Dynasty Decanter-31 year old is among the leading lots at Bonhams next Whisky sale in Edinburgh on Tuesday September 21. It is estimated at £6,000-£8,000. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The whisky was bottled by the Glasgow company Hart Brothers Ltd in a crystal decanter made by the prestigious Portuguese glassware manufacturer Atlantis Crystal. The hall marked, sterling silver casing incorporates gilt-mounted medallions of the monarchs of the Royal House of Stuart. The decanter is number 121 of 500.
Other highlights of the 93-lot sale include:
The Macallan-1938. Distilled and bottled by Macallan Glenlivet Ltd., specially bottled for Werco, Ostend, and imported into Belgium by the same shipper, this is bottle number 11 and comes in a wooden presentation case. It is estimated at £10,000-£12,000.
Glenfiddich-47 year old-1964. The whisky was distilled in spring 1964 and bottled in July 2011 under bond in Scotland for J. & J. Hunter Ltd., Balmoral Road, Belfast. It comes from a single cask – number 10800 – and is bottle number 1 of 24. Presented in its own case, it is accompanied by a sample, and is estimated at £5,000-£7,000. Another bottle of Glenfiddich-47 year old-1964 from the same cask, bottle number 14, is also offered in the sale with the same estimate.
Brora-22 year old-1972. A limited edition from the Rare Malts Selection, it is estimated at £4,500-£5,500.
Springbank-25 year old-1965. Bottled in 1990 by R W Duthie & Co. Ltd., Aberdeen for S Samaroli, it is numbered 120 of 480 and estimated at £3,800-£4,800.
Bonhams Head of Whisky in Edinburgh, Martin Green, said: “In a varied sale, the Bowmore Dynasty Decanter-31 year old really stands out. Hart Brothers have a great reputation for bottling interesting and rare whiskies, of which this is a prime example. The decanter is elegantly decorated with silver medallions of the Stuart monarchs adding to its appeal and I anticipate strong interest.”
The current rate of exchange is £1 = $1.37.
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