An 80-year-old Gordon & MacPhail whisky has established a brand new file for the world’s oldest single malt bought at public sale after a bottle fetched US$193,000.
Whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail unveiled Generations 80 Years Old last month, which is the world’s oldest single malt Scotch.
The uncommon whisky hails from The Glenlivet Distillery, drawn from a single cask that was laid down in 1940 below the watch of George and John Urquhart, family members that based Gordon & MacPhail.
Solely 250 bottles have been produced, offered in a decanter and oak case designed by architect Sir David Adjaye OBE.
Decanter #1 went below the hammer at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on 7 October, full with a framed cask finish from the unique barrel and a lithograph of Adjaye’s design. The bottle had been estimated to promote for between US$100,000-US$200,000.
The bottle attracted auction-goers from throughout Asia and Europe earlier than a European non-public collector, new to Sotheby’s, snapped up the whisky.
The profitable bidder may even obtain a whisky tasting expertise for 4 in London, to be led by Gordon & MacPhail’s director of status, Stephen Rankin, and attended by Adjaye.
Jonny Fowle, Sotheby’s spirits specialist, mentioned: “From the second information broke of the existence of a whisky matured in oak for 80 years, it generated an enormous buzz of pleasure.
“For these fortunate sufficient to style it, myself included, that is an distinctive whisky that not solely lingers on the palate but in addition lengthy after within the thoughts.
“As we have now seen, exceedingly uncommon single malts are extremely coveted, and when collectors are offered with one thing actually particular, they’re ready to go the additional mile.”
Proceeds from the public sale can be donated to Scottish charity Bushes for Life, which goals to rewild the Caledonian forest.
The remaining 249 decanters can be bought within the off-trade.