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Special HRH King Charles III bottles of Laphroaig up for auction

Two rare bottles of 15-year old Laphroaig single malt whiskey signed by HRH King Charles III could sell for £6,000 when auctioned later this month at McTear’s in Glasgow.

The whiskies, bottled in 2000, were drawn from a cask presented to the-then Prince of Wales to mark his 50th birthday with the cask donated to the Erskine Hospital Appeal. They are only 14 of the 270 bottles signed by the King.

An estimate of £3,000 to £6,000 has been put on the bottles, which have two of the three special labels created for the limited edition range, called Craggs and Barrels.

In addition to the two Laphroaig bottles, a bottle of Macallan’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee release is also included, which is estimated at £5,000 to £7,000, and Bowmore’s 1980 vintage, celebrating the Queen’s visit to the distillery, and estimated at £2,000.

Commenting on the auction our whisky specialist, Ewan Thomson, said: “These are extremely rare bottles, with no records existing of any of the other signed examples coming to auction.

“The Laphroaig 15 year old is a fabulous whisky in its own right however, there is no doubt the signatures elevate the lot to a different level.”

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