By Rory Reynolds
A RARE single malt whisky from a little known distillery could fetch over £10,000 at auction next week.
And the huge cost is partly due to the tiny number of Mortlach casks that are bottled – and the rare 60-year label.
Martin Green – whisky specialist at Bonham’s auction house – reckons there will be a lot of interest for the luxury tipple.He said: “The elegant bottle and unusual whisky are definitely part of the appeal.
“There are aren’t many 60-year of any brand on the market at all.
“And on top of that you don’t get a lot of Mortlach distilled into bottles.
“You sometimes see 60-year whiskies, but there’s only really Macallan or Dalmore – and they’re very rare.
“It’s tricky to maintain the strength and spirit level at that kind of age.
He added: “There’s every chance that it will fetch well over the estimate – I certainly hope people go for it.”
This comes after The Macallan Anniversary 50-year-old edition sold for £11,750 last week – the most expensive whisky sold at auction in the UK.
The most expensive whisky ever sold is The Macallan Fine and Rare Collection 1926 60-year edition – which fetches an eye-watering £22,600.
The oldest and most sought-after of the Fine and Rare Collection is now sold out, but the Old Homestead Steakhouse in Atlantic City will serve a dram for £1960.