London, Oct 9: A rare bottle of Scottish single malt whisky is expected to fetch a staggering 150,000 pounds at an auction in Scotland.
The “extraordinary” bottle of Bowmore 1957, will be the main lot at Bonhams’ Whisky Sale in Edinburgh on Wednesday, the Daily Mail reported.
One of only 12 bottles, the 54-year-old single malt is the oldest the distillery has ever released, and the oldest whisky ever to come from the Isle of Islay.
The auctioneers believe it will sell for between 100,000 pounds and 150,000 pounds.
“It is, of course, also the rarest and is expected to become a highly sought after collectors’ item,” a spokesman for Bonhams said.
“The whisky itself is said to carry initial flavours of blueberries, cassis, figs, sea salt and eucalyptus followed by dark chocolate and grapefruit leaving the drinker with an aftertaste of bergamot and star anise,” he said.
The whisky is being sold to benefit five Scottish charities – Alzheimer Scotland, The Beatson (West of Scotland Cancer Centre), CHAS (children’s hospice services), Erskine (medical care for Armed Forces) and Marie Curie (cancer care and research).
A second bottle of the Bowmore 1957 will be sold at Bonhams’ whisky auction in New York on October 28.
The proceeds will once again be donated to the same five Scottish charities. (ANI)