bowmore whisky estimated to go for £150,000 at bonham’s auction
Written by Gossipghana on October 9, 2012
Glenrothes gave the world 50 limited edition single malts that boasted of a luxurious fine taste credit to the Scottish single cask it was distilled in. Cut to 10 days later and we now have a bottle of Bowmore’s 1957 Scottish single malt expecting to bag £150,000 at an auction.
While we do love our whisky, especially a single malt, it seems that tasting the finest whiskey in the world certainly ain’t coming cheap. What makes the Bowmore bottle unique is that it’s part of a 12-bottle limited edition package, and believed to be the oldest single malt that’s come out of the distillery from the Isle of Islay. Talk about being exclusive. All collector’s, we suggest you line up.
For those interested in the make, the Bowmore will surprise you with a mélange of flavours like figs, blueberries, eucalyptus and cassis, and then leave you with a bergamot and star anise aftertaste, this is the dark chocolate and grapefruit at work.
Aged at 54 years, a platinum neck collar and stopper handcrafted by Hamilton & Inches, befittingly packages the exclusive bottle. Rumour has it that the bottle could expectedly fetch, not an optimistic but a realistic £150,000 or more, at Bonhams’ Whisky Sale auction in Edinburgh on 10 October.
The proceeds will go to various charities, namely Alzheimer Scotland, The Beatson cancer centre, CHAS—children’s hospice services, Erskine medical care for armed forces and Marie Curie cancer care and research.