World’s Most Expensive Scotches #2


Join with us to countdown some of the most expensive scotches in the world. Be sure to check back each day, as we will feature a different scotch.

2. 157-Year-Old Bowmore Scotch
The Bowmore single malt whisky, believed to have been bottled on Islay about 1850, sold to an anonymous bidder at McTear’s auctioneers. It is the oldest bottle of Bowmore known to be in existence and fetched $59,800. The recommended price was $40,000. Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd lost out in its attempt to return the bottle to its “true spiritual home” to a higher bidder.

The hand blown pale green glass bottle and original cardboard carton in which it has been stored had been in good condition until one week before the sale. The delicate driven cork had dropped from the neck of the bottle into the whisky itself, leaving this extremely rare bottle requiring some renovation for the purchaser.

Glen Moore, Bowmore brand director, said: “We’d known about the sale of the Mutter bottle for some time and had our heart set on bringing it back to its true spiritual home. We bid beyond the value limit we had set ourselves but unfortunately the winning bidder went beyond that. There are some serious whisky collectors around the world.”

Here are our previous picks.

3. The Dalmore 62 Years
4. The Macallan Fine and Rare Collection, 1926, 60 Years Old
5. The John Walker 1805 Pack
6. 1937 Glenfiddich Rare Collection
7. Balvenie Cask 191
8. Macallan 1928 / 50 Year old Single Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky
9. Black Bowmore 1964
10. Kinclaith 1969 Duncan Taylor


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