Dram fine price for rare Scotch in a gold bottle sold at auction in Edinburgh

A rare bottle of whisky decorated with precious metal from Scotland’s only gold mine has sold for a whopping £39,000 at an auction in Edinburgh

Tuesday, 23rd February 2021, 4:45 pm
Dram fine: Scotch sold for £39,000

The last bottle of The Glenrothes 50-year-old Single Malt Scotch was snapped up by an anonymous bidder when it went under the hammer at auction on February 19.

The rare bottle is housed in a handcrafted decanter decorated with 22 carat gold from Scotland's only gold mine.

It has an engraved Scottish gold collar with "The 50TH of 50" on the neck of the bottle.

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Proceeds from the sale will be donated to a charity to be chosen by the winning bidder.

The auction was presented by Charles Graham-Campbell of Bonhams and hosted by former Royal Marine commando, Strictly Come Dancing star and Invictus Games medallist JJ Chalmers, and was held as a virtual event.

The Glenrothes' master whisky maker Laura Rampling said: "We're incredibly proud to have worked with Hamilton & Inches to create this stunning decanter and celebrate this milestone in our history.

"While this is the last of our 50-year-old, we have more exciting releases coming later this year and during 2022.

"These include exclusive Single Casks, a new 40-year-old collection and some very special limited bottlings."

Jonathan Payne, managing director at Hamilton & Inches, added: "We are thrilled to have partnered with The Glenrothes for this project which is a true testament of craftsmanship.

"Scottish gold is a rare and extremely special material and has been a fitting way to honour The Glenrothes 50-Year-Old."

The successful bidder will also receive an exclusive invite to The Glenrothes Highland Estate to meet the distillery team.

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