Distilled in 1883 and bottled in 1931, by George & John Gordon Smith, this rare bottle of Glenlivet Whisky is on sale for $30,740. It will be sold by Bonhams in Edinburgh on 12th October.
It has a fascinating long history for a bottle of whisky. The first owner was Captain William Smith Grant, the great grandson of Colonel George Smith founder of The Glenlivet Distillery. The good news is that this 129 whisky is perfectly drinkable, although we bet that nobody will have the heart to drink it at several hundred pounds a dram.
Earlier this year, another bottle of Glenlivet whiskey was sold for £15,000. This time, a 71 year old single malt whiskey and the money went to the British Red Cross Japan Appeal for victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
At the Bonham’s Edinburg Whisky Sale, you can also find a 50 year old Macallan whiskey which was distilled in 1983. From the 500 bottles spread around the world, the bottle number 50 is up for sale at this auction. It has an estimated price of $15,500–$18,500.