FINE AND RARE MACALLANS LEAD BONHAMS MARCH WHISKY SALE IN EDINBURGH
The Macallan Millennium Decanter-50 year old-1949. Estimate: £18,000-20,000
The Macallan Millennium Decanter-50 year old-1949, distilled and bottled at Easter Elchies, Craigellachie leads a fine selection of Macallans in Bonhams first Whisky sale of 2021 in Edinburgh on Tuesday 2 March. It is estimated at £18,000-20,000.
The decanter was made by Caithness Glass in Crieff and comes in a fitted oak presentation case. The whisky, which was bottled in 1999 and released to commemorate the millennium, is regarded as one of Macallan’s finest expressions.
Other Macallan highlights include:
· The Macallan Select Reserve-51 year old-1946. Only 366 bottles were produced and Macallan decided to bottle just one on each day of the year, making each bottling unique. This bottled is dated 6 June. Estimate: £14,000-18,000
· The Macallan Fine and Rare-32 year old-1970. Officially bottled by hand in 2002 at The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Craigellachie. Estimate: £12,000-15,000.
· The Macallan Select Reserve-52 year old-1946. Peat rather than coal was used in the malting process because of the high price of the latter in the immediate post-war years, reverting to the practice when the distillery first opened in the 1820s. There are three bottles in the sale with an estimate of £10,000-14,000 each.
Among other highlights are:
· Dalmore-50 year old-1926 in a black ceramic decanter. Estimate £15,000-20,000.
· Bowmore-43 year old-1973. Distilled and bottled by Beam Suntory UK Ltd it comes in a wooden presentation case. Estimate: £6,000-7,500.
Bonhams Whisky specialist in Edinburgh Martin Green said: “The Macallan is always in great demand from collectors. Our first sale of 2021 offers some great examples including the much sought-after Macallan Millennium Decanter-50 year old-1949, as well as many fine bottles from other distilleries.”
Sale: WhiskyLocation: 22 Queen Street EdinburghDate: Tuesday 2 March at 11 am
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