Exceptional 50 Year Old Dalmore At Bonhams Scottish Sale In Edinburgh

A bottle of The Dalmore-50 year old, filled into barrels in 1926, is the star item in the whisky section of Bonhams Scottish Sale Part II on 29 August at 22 Queen Street.

The whisky, which has been described as having the complex aroma of old English marmalade, ripe bananas, treacle toffee and fruitcake, comes in a ceramic decanter with stopper and is estimated at £5,000-7,000.

Among other lots is a Black Bowmore 1964 bottled in 1993. Number 1372 of 2000, it comes in a wooden presentation case and carries an estimate of £2,000-2,500.

Three commemorative bottles also stand out. A Port Ellen Maltings-21 year old bottled to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Port Ellen Maltings (1973-1998) is estimated at £1,000-1,200 and a Bowmore-30 year old-1963 which marks the 30th anniversary of Morrison Bowmore Distillers ownership is expected to fetch £800-1,000.

Finally a bottle of Blair Athol Bicentenary-12 year old which commemorates 200 years of distilling (1798-1998), comes in its original carton and is estimated at £800-1,000

In all there are over 100 bottles on offer. They form part of Bonhams Scottish Sale Part II which takes place over two days – 29th and 30th August – and is a celebration of all things Scottish.

The Dalmore 50 year old 1926 sold for for £1,920 including premium at Bonhams Edinburgh November 2008

Black Bowmore 1964 sold for US$ 9,520 including premium at Bonhams New York June 2012

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