Bottle of 1937 Glenfiddich to be auctionedMay 13th, 2010
The first of eleven bottles. It seems like a lot of distilleries have squirreled away some older whisky, which are now being released. This one’s not as old as Gordon & MacPhail’s 70 year old Mortlach, but it’s not too far behind.
The official listing on the Bonhams site is here, but there’s still no information (or images of the bottle) up there yet. Details below in the press release.
£20,000, VERY RARE BOTTLE OF 1937 GLENFIDDICH AT BONHAMS WHISKY SALE
An exceptionally rare bottle of Glenfiddich distilled in 1937 is for sale at Bonhams Whisky sale in Edinburgh on 16 June.
It is one of only 11 bottles of the 1937 produced by the distillery and is the first to appear at auction. Having matured for 64 years it is also one of the oldest whiskies ever released onto the market. It is estimated to make between £15,000 – 20,000 and is likely to be keenly sought after.
Bonhams Whisky consultant, Martin Green, commented, “It isn’t very often that such a rare bottle comes along and it’s a privilege to be handling it. As soon as I recognised the significance of the bottle I got in touch with the distillery to let them know that we were including it in the auction.”
Libby Lafferty speaking for Glenfiddich said, “We were very excited when we heard that the 1937 was going into the sale and immediately invited Martin Green from Bonhams to bring the bottle back to its home distillery to photograph for our archives. It really is that special.”
For further sale information please go to www.bonhams.com/mechanicalmusic