Sale of rare bottle of Glenfiddich breaks Scottish auction records

A bottle of Glenfiddich has sold for a record price of £68,500 - the highest price ever paid for a bottle of single malt whisky in a Scottish auction house.

Published 5th Oct 2016
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

The product, a bottle of The Glenfiddich Collection 1937, had been estimated at £25,000 to 35,000, but smashed expectations at open auction at Bonhams Whisky Sale in Edinburgh.

The price is the highest price ever paid at auction for a bottle of Glenfiddich.

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The whisky, which was bought by a bidder in the Far East, was laid down in cask 843 at The Glenfiddich Distillery in 1937, the year of George VI’s coronation, and bottled 64 years later in 2001.

It is highly unusual for a single malt Scotch Whisky of this age to have kept its strength and it is this attribute which makes the sixty bottles from cask 843 so special.

It is the oldest and rarest bottling ever undertaken at the distillery.

Bonhams Whisky specialist Martin Green said: “The record price reflects the exceptional rarity of the Glenfiddich Rare Collection 1937 and its great appeal to collectors everywhere.”

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