Thursday, September 8, 2011

Worth Every Penny

That sound you hear? That's me smacking my lips.

From Bonhams:
An exceptionally rare bottle of The Glenlivet, distilled in 1883 and bottled in 1931 by George & John Gordon Smith, is to be auctioned by Bonhams at their whisky sale in Edinburgh on 12 October. It has a pre-sale estimate of £15,000-20,000.

The bottle has an impeccable pedigree. It was originally owned by Captain William Smith Grant, the great grandson of Colonel George Smith founder of The Glenlivet Distillery and has been in the family ever since.

Bonhams whisky specialist, Martin Green, said, "It is very rare for a whisky of this age with such an excellent provenance to come up at auction. It will still be perfectly drinkable though at several hundred pounds a dram it is perhaps more likely to remain in the bottle."
In case you don't happen to know the current exchange rate off the top of your head, that pre-sale estimate equals $24,000 - $32,000. That's about $250 per year of aging.

I think that officially makes this the cougar of scotches.

Assist by David Voth of Sex, Cigars & Booze.

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