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A complete set of Black Bowmore 1964 leads Bonhams Whisky sale this week.

Of particular note to locals is the bottle of 1890 Bowmore 10 year old which has a certificate in the box to say that it was bottled in honour of the opening of the Forth Bridge by HRH the Prince of Wales on 4 March 1890. The certificate itself is a work of art.

The Black Bowmore 1964 first edition was bottled in 1993 in a production run of 2,000 bottles. The second edition followed in 1994 – again, production was limited to 2,000 bottles. The third, and final, bottling, in an edition of 1,812, took place in 1995. The set has an estimate of £50,000-70,000.

Two bottles of Bowmore in a whisky wreath
Bonhams whisky specialist Martin Green shows off two of the bottles of Bowmore which feature in Wednesday’s sale.

Other highlights of the sale include:

  • The Macallan Select Reserve -52 year old -1946, bottled in 1998. Estimate: £14,000-17,000.
  • Two bottles of The Macallan-1938, bottled in 1980. Estimate: £10,000-15,000 per bottle.
  • Glenfiddich-47 year old-1964, bottled in July 2011. Bottle number 010 of a limited edition of 24. Estimate £9,000-11,000.
  • Port Ellen-37 year old-1981 Casks of Distinction, bottled August 2018. Estimate £6,000-7,000

The Whisky sale takes place on Wednesday 12 December 2018 beginning at 10.30am at 22 Queen Street Edinburgh.