Could this $13,000 Dalmore Candela light up Bonhams' whisky auction?



One of just 77 examples of the 50-year-old Dalmore Candela will be among the highlights of Bonhams' whisky auction in Edinburgh on August 16.

An amazing mixture of some of the oldest stocks of Highland whisky, the Dalmore Candela features single malts dating from 1868, 1878, 1909, 1922, 1939 and 1951.

Valued at £6,000 to £8,000, it is sure to appeal to collectors looking for a rare, unusual and valuable addition to their whisky portfolio.

"The Candela is set to become one of the most sought after expressions the world has ever seen," states Bonhams.

The sale will also feature three lots of Black Bowmore 1964 - a classic single Islay malt whisky.

An £8,000-estimated Dalmore Candela

The lots comprise three of just 2,000 Black Bowmore 1964 specimens bottled in 1993 and there are high hopes for a good return, following past performances of this in-demand drop.

A 70cl bottle of Black Bowmore 1964 surpassed its £1,600 high estimate with a £1,700 performance at a McTear's whisky auction in Glasgow on July 20, while Bonhams also sold a bottle for £2,100 in November 2009.

Each of the three bottles comes with a £2,000 to £2,500 estimate.

The whisky auction is part of Bonhams' Scottish Sale, which will also feature a number of major artworks by Scottish colourists on August 31.

Peony Roses by S J Peploe, estimated at between £300,000 and 500,000, is among the standout lots, while At the Milliners, Paris by John Duncan Fergusson is expected to make between £180,000-250,000.

Make sure you check back here to hear all the news from Bonhams' Scottish sale.


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