Fancy a US$30,000 bottle of Whisky?
By Gizmag Team
May 10, 2010
Whisky may not be everyone's idea of a sound financial investment, but as we have reported previously, as long as you choose wisely and resist drinking it, IT IS! With that in mind, you may wish to consider an exceptionally rare bottle of Glenfiddich coming up for auction next month. It is one of only 61 bottles produced by the distillery in 1937 and is the first to appear at auction. Having matured for 64 years it is also one of the oldest whiskies ever released and is expected to fetch between GBP15,000 - 20,000 (US$22,250 – 29,670). The bottle will be part of Bonhams Whisky sale in Edinburgh on June 16, and Bonhams Whisky consultant, Martin Green, is naturally excited about the prospect. “It isn’t very often that such a rare bottle comes along and it’s a privilege to be handling it. As soon as I recognized the significance of the bottle I got in touch with the distillery to let them know that we were including it in the auction.”
Libby Lafferty speaking for Glenfiddich said, “We were very excited when we heard that the 1937 was going into the sale and immediately invited Martin Green from Bonhams to bring the bottle back to its home distillery to photograph for our archives. It really is that special.”