In what is a somewhat rare occurrence in the field of *whisky investment*,
three privately owned casks of single malt whisky are being auctioned off
at the same time.
Of these, the most interesting, oldest and most expensive of these is the
32-year-old Macallan Single Malt dating back to 1989, which has been given
an estimate by auctioneer Tennants of between £80,000 and £120,000.
The cask has recently been regauged and would currently yield 120 bottles
of the rare whisky, which has been described as having a Chardonnay tone
and rich golden core, with a smooth palate with spicy high notes, fruity
aromas and a lingering dry oaky tone to finish.
As well as this are two lots of Tobermory Single Malt Scotch, both 26 years
old and dating back to 1995, each with a tea-like tone, a citrus aroma and
zingy finish on the palate. Each of these casks has an estimate of between
£25,000 and £35,000.
All three casks were originally owned by a Yorkshire businessman, who
bought the casks in 1996 as they have since sat in bond at Deanston
Distillery in Perthshire, becoming ever more distinct and distinguished as
the years pass.
All three are set to be sold as part of the Tennants Whisky and Fine Wine
sale in September along with a selection of rare vintage wines.
Typically, when whisky is sold at auction it is usually in the form of rare
bottles or unique collector’s items, as has been seen recently with the
80-Year-Old Glenlivet or the Emerald Isle Faberge collection.
A cask is rarely sold at auction, and so this gives collectors a