Whiskey connoisseurs are forever on a lookout for the best blends. And while buying a bottle here and a there could do the trick, how about having a chance to purchase an entire cluster of favored spirits at once? Well, we’re talking about Sotheby’s upcoming online sale that includes “the most valuable collection of whiskey ever to be offered at auction”.
Up for grabs are 467 bottles and nine casks of the luscious spirit that together valued at $4.9 million approximately. The collection mostly consists of scotch and includes offerings from some of the most-touted brands across the globe such as – Bowmore, Highland Park, and Macallan. The latter itself holds more than half of the consignment’s total value with 178 Macallan bottles spanning years 1926 to 1991 being available for purchase.
Other notable blends in the collection include – Glenfiddich and Balvenie’s oldest bottlings, including Balvenie 50 year old 1937, Glenfiddich 50-year-old (1st and 2nd releases), and Glenfiddich 64 year old 1937, releases from Gordon & Macphail under the G&M label, including the Mortlach and Glenlivet 70-year-old Generations series, Bowmore Black releases, a Limited Edition 40-year-old Bunnahabhain, and the 40-year-old Ardbeg 1965 amongst many others. The online auction will begin on September 27 and will wrap up with a live sale at London Olympia on October 24. You may not want to miss this if you’re a whiskey person!