Glenfiddich 1937 single malt whisky goes under the hammer for £25,200

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2015-06-26 12:02:30

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Glenfiddich 1937 single malt whisky goes under the hammer for 25,200

The rare and well-aged Scotch almost reached a world record price at Bonhams

They'll be having a well-deserved drink at Bonhams tonight following an auction of rare whisky which made over 160,000 with 95% sold by value - with a clear star.

A bottle of Glenfiddich topped the sale at 25,200, in Edinburgh making it one of the most expensive bottles of whisky ever sold at auction - comparable to the world record of 29,400 which was paid in 2007 for a 19th century bottle of Bowmore.

Appearingfor the first time at auction, the whisky is described as having a bouquet of "newly dug peat, burnt leather, old books, leather and oak" and the taste of "treacle toffee, crme brle and toasted almonds."

A 70cl single malt distilled in 1937, it is one of only 61 bottles produced and was part of a batch of 10 bottles released in 2001. Even the guide price of 15,000-20,000 proved to be an underestimate.

A very rare bottle of Glenfiddich single malt whisky from 1937A very rare bottle of Glenfiddich single malt whisky from 1937

The sale also featured a crystal decanter of The Macallan 50 year old which narrowly beat its top estimate of 7,000 to leave the stage at 7,440.

Bonhams Whisky specialist, Martin Green, said, "The moment I saw it I knew we had something special and I'm delighted that it reached such a high price.

"Even in these difficult economic times very high quality items will still excite a lot of interest and this was a truly exceptional opportunity to acquire an exceptional bottle."

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