Die möglicherweise älteste Flasche Whisky der Welt kommt bei Bonhams in London unter den Hammer. Der seltene viktorianische Scotch, von dem man annimmt, das er über 150 Jahre alt ist, könnte bis zu 10.000,- Pfund einbringen. Die Verkäuferin ist eine Frau aus dem County Armagh in Nordirland, deren Familie die Flasche seit Generationen in Besitz hatte. Auf dem Etikett steht: “Glenavon *** Special Liqueur Whisky Bottled by the Distillers“. Die Glenavon Destillerie stand bei Ballindalloch in der Speyside, wo der Fluss Avon auf den Spey trifft.
150-year-old whisky for sale
A bottle of whisky owned by a Northern Irish woman that could be the oldest in the world is to be sold at auction.
The rare Victorian Scotch is thought to be over 150 years old and is expected to fetch up to £10,000 –
#300 a shot – at Bonhams Sale of Fine Wine, Port and Spirits in London.
The bottle`s label reads “Glenavon *** Special Liqueur Whisky Bottled by the Distillers”.
Research by the auctioneers shows Glenavon closed down in the 1850s, meaning that if it was bottled by the distillers it will be one of the oldest bottles of whisky ever to come to auction.
The bottle has been put up for sale by a woman from Co Armagh in Northern Ireland, whose family has had it for generations.
Bonhams is maintaining client confidentiality, but said the woman remembers the bottle being in her grandmother`s home in the 1920s.
The bottle is an unusual size, slightly smaller than the familiar 75cl, and made from olive-green glass.
The liquid appears to be pale gold and the level is surprisingly high for such an old bottle – almost to the neck – said Bonhams.
The Glenavon Distillery was situated at Ballindalloch in Spayside where the River Avon meets the River Spay…