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Monday, October 01, 2007

Record $59,200 Spent for Antique Single Malt

An unidentified private investor outbid Bowmore Distillery for a 157-year-old whisky from the Islay maker, paying a record $59,200 at a sale run by McTear's in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Bowmore Single Malt was bottled in 1850 and the company hoped to display it in its new visitor center on Islay.

The record bottle had been in the family of William Mutter, who ran the predecessor distillery that became Bowmore.

1 comment:

Jeff Alworth said...

That's a lot of scratch, but relatively cheap by wine standards. The buyer could reasonably call it a bargain.