MACALLAN LALIQUE- 50 YEAR OLD LEADS BONHAMS WHISKY SALE IN EDINBURGH
Macallan Lalique- 50 year old. Estimate: £67,000-93,000.
Two bottles of one of the world’s most sought-after whiskies, the Macallan Lalique- 50 year old lead Bonhams Fine Whisky sale in Edinburgh on Wednesday 9 October. They are each estimated at £67,000-93,000.
The Macallan Lalique-50 year old is the first of The Lalique Six Pillars Collection of the distillery’s rarest single malts, released between 2006-2016. Distilled and bottled by The Macallan Distillers Ltd., Easter Elchies, Craigellachie, it is said to have the aroma of cumin, cardamom and maraschino, and a taste of dark prunes and plain chocolate.
Other highlights include:
· Three bottles of Back Bowmore – 1964; one each of the first second and third editions. Estimate for each bottle: £18,000-20,000. Black Bowmore 1964 first edition was bottled in 1993 in a production run of 2,000 bottles. The second edition followed in 1994 – when, again, production was limited to 2,000 bottles. The third, and final, bottling, in an edition of 1,812, took place in 1995.
· Rolling Stones Suntory-50th Anniversary. Estimate: £25,000-35,000. The whisky is a blend of selected malts distilled in milestone years in the history of the Rolling Stones, including a malt from 1962 – the year the band was formed – that has been aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. The blend also contains whisky from 1971, when the famous ‘tongue and lips’ logo was launched; it’s said to be one of the most famous brand images in the world, and the original art work is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Bonhams whisky specialist in Edinburgh Martin Green said, “In a strong sale the exceptional Macallan Lalique- 50 year old stands out. This is one of the world’s great whiskies. It doesn’t appear at auction very often, so I expect a lot of interest from collectors.”
Follow the link to the online sale catalogue: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25369/
Sale: Fine Whisky Location: 22 Queen Street Edinburgh EH2Date: Wednesday 9 October at 11 am
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