Longest-matured whisky auctions on Monday

The world's longest-matured whisky will auction on Monday, May 2.

The 75-year-old Generations Mortlach, produced by Gordon & MacPhail, is up for grabs online at Whisky Auctioneer.

Longest matured whisky
Distilled in the year the second world war began...

Distilled on November 17, 1939 and bottled at 44.4% in 2015, this is a dram sure to give your taste buds a thorough workout.

The good stuff is housed in a crystal decanter that contains 75 cuts to represent the years of maturation. It's one of just 100 examples released by the distiller.

Bidding stands at £17,600 ($25,808) with three days left.

Also selling at the specialist whisky and spirits sale is the oldest known book on the distilling process.

The first edition of The Practical Distiller; or, A Brief Treatise of Practical Distillation dates to 1718. Bidding has reached £3,200 ($4,692).

"We are delighted to feature these two lots in our current auction, they each offer a unique opportunity to own a real piece of whisky history and we don't doubt that they will become the crown of someone's collection," Iain McLune, managing director of Whisky Auctioneer, told the Courier.

The record for a whisky at auction stands at $628,205, set by one of only four bottles of Macallan "M" in 2014.

A bottle of 1981 Karuizawa Sakura whisky auctions on May 3 at Whiskey.Auction, with a reserve of £10,000 ($14,604).

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