Record breaking whisky sale

Whisky enthusiasts world-wide raised their glasses again after yet another successful sale.

Quantitative Easing seems to be working well... at least for the whisky market.

With hundreds of billions pumped into economies by Government's around the world the money had to end up somewhere.

And the whisky markets have certainly seen their fare share of it.

The Bonhams sale saw 90% of the lots sold, raising a total £211,518 - the best on record in terms of value.

Distinguished whiskies on offer included a Black Bowmore-1964 first edition, bottled 1993, beautifully presented in a wooden case, which sold for a sensational £2,100 (estimated £1,500-1,700).

The Black Bowmore-1964, final edition, bottled 1995 also reached £2,100 (estimated £1,500-2,000).

Another Black Bowmore-1964 first edition, bottled 1993, sold for an equally impressive £2,040 (estimated £1,500-1,700).

A Macallan-56 year old-1946, officially bottled by hand at The Macallan Distillery exceeded its pre-sale estimate of £1,500-2,000, sold for £1,980.

However the undoubted highlight of the sale was the rare and unique Dalmore Oculus, assembled from some of the most exceptional whiskies of the past 140 years.

The Dalmore Oculus
The Dalmore Oculus

This extraordinary whisky sold for a phenomenal £27,600, against a pre-sale estimate of £15,000 - 20,000, as cheers rung around the sale room.

This is the highest price ever paid for a Dalmore whisky, far exceeding any previous expectation.

Martin Green, Bonhams Whisky Specialist told us:

"The atmosphere in the room was electric with much excitement and frenzied bidding for the 583 first-class whiskies of offer.

"The Dalmore Oculus reached a fantastic sale price, especially in view of the current economic climate."


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