Whisky that smells of ‘old English marmalade’ expected to fetch £7,000

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A RARE bottle of whisky – said to have the “aroma of old English marmalade” – is expected to make up to £7000 at auction later this month.

The Dalmore 50-year-old, put into barrels in 1926, is the star item in the whisky section of Queen Street-based Bonhams’ Scottish Sale on August 29.

The whisky, which has been described as having the complex aroma of old English marmalade, ripe bananas, treacle toffee and fruitcake, comes in a ceramic decanter with stopper.

Among other lots is a Black Bowmore 1964 bottled in 1993. Number 1372 of 2000, it comes in a wooden presentation case and carries an estimate of £2000-£2500.

A bottle of Blair Athol Bicentenary 12-year-old, which commemorates 200 years of distilling, comes in its original carton and is estimated at £800-£1000.