1943 Glenlivet makes £43k

An extremely rare bottle of 70 year-old Private Collection Glenlivet 1943 has made £43,800 at auction.

Sold by McTear’s in Glasgow on Friday last week (17 August), the rare malt was sold to a Chinese buyer who had travelled to Scotland to be there in person at the sale.

The hammer price comfortably beat the pre-sale high estimate of £40,000. The auctioneer’s whisky expert, Graeme Maxwell, said: “We have seen some exceptional bottles come through the doors at McTear’s over the years and there is no doubt this sits as one of the most magnificent whiskies we have had the privilege to auction.

“The Private Collection Glenlivet 1943 is revered among whisky connoisseurs and we were delighted to see it make such a good price at our Rare & Collectable Whisky Auction.”

As well as the 1943 Glenlivet, the sale also saw new high prices for a bottle of The Macallan ‘Nicol’s Nectar’ (£6,500), a bottle of Ardbeg 1976 Single Cask 22 year-old (£3,800) and a bottle of 15 year-old Caol Ila Manager’s Dram (£4,600).

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