05 Jun Rare whisky bottles go for a combined £4,000 during busy day at Montrose auction
Taylor’s Auction Room was extremely busy with huge interest in the room and fierce online bidding before the rare Bunnahabhain bottles fetched £2,200 and £1,800 respectively.
The pure Islay malt was distilled in 1947 and bottled by Matthew Gloag & Son Ltd of Perth in 1975 as a 28-year-old.
To have two bottles of such a sought after whisky going under the hammer was described as very unusual and they were eventually sold to two buyers from down south.
An early 20th century oak tantalus that has three decanters which have a note indicateing that one of them contains the same Bunnahabhain also went for £200.
Saleroom manager Jonathan Taylor said collecting rare whisky was a fantastic investment with the value of many people’s collections going up ten-fold in recent years.
Source for full article: https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/angus-mearns/441212/rare-whisky-bottles-go-for-a-combined-4000-during-busy-day-at-montrose-auction/