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Auction sees charity bottle signed by rugby legend Doddie Weir sell for £1,875

Published: March 7, 2018
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Rare bottles of whisky including a charity bottle and a Black Bowmore 1964 Select Reserve valued up to £10,000 went under the hammer in Edinburgh.

The charity bottle signed by Scottish rugby legend Doddie Weir was sold for £1,875 at the Bonham Auction in Edinburgh and bought by a private overseas collector.
The bottle is in aid of his motor neurone disease foundation called My Name'5 Doddie.

In 2014, the former Scotland lock helped to fill the very first cask of the peated single malt.

Three years later, he broached the cask, and 99 bottles were filled from it to mark the 99 years since Annandale Distillery had last produced whisky.

He then set up his charity to raise funds to combat MND, and provide support for fellow sufferers.

The Black Bowmore 1964 came in first place at £17,500, while the Laphroaig- 27 year old-1967 came in joint second place at £5,625.

Another rare bottle of whisky was The Macallan Private Eye estimated to be worth up to £2,700 which was sold for £5,625.

The bottle is unique as it features a screen-printed label by the legendary Welsh artist Ralph Steadman.

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Overall the whisky sale totalled at £213,338.

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