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Bonhams announce December 4 whisky sale in Edinburgh

Bonhams Whisky Sale on December 4th in Edinburgh provides the ideal place to stock up for Christmas on something that will have your guests talking for years – no fewer than 263 lots of distinguished bottles and decanters of the good stuff are listed in this sale.

One of the top lots is a glass decanter from Bowmore, a single malt Premier-Over 42 years old 1965, lot 70. This limited edition item, one of just 57 bottled comes with a presentation case. It is estimated to make £6,000 to £7,000.

An older bottle of very special whisky, Lot 154, The Macallan-52 year old 1950, bottled in 2002, is estimated to sell for £4,000 to £5,000.
Bowmore also offer lot 55, a bottle commemorating The Queen’s Visit-30 year old from 1980 at £1,000 to £1,500. This very elegant bottle in a presentation case and with a certificate recalls a visit by Her Majesty Queen Elizabveth II on 8th August 1980 to the Bowmore Distillery. Morrison Bowmore Distillers Chairman and co-founder, James Howat hosted the royal visit. He marked the occasion by buying for himself hogshead 5774 which was filled that day. On his death in 2008 ownership of the cask passed to The JTH Charitable Trust.

Another special item is a dark rich whisky, lot 192, a decanter of Aberlour-Glenlivet Centenary-Over 21 year old 1958, bottled to commemorate the centenary of the distillery (1879 – 1979) is estimated to sell for £400 to £600.