Posted: Jun 16, 2010 9:29 pm
June 16 (Bloomberg) -- A Scotch whisky matured for more than six decades sold for 25,200 pounds ($37,245) at an Edinburgh auction today as collectors vied for rare malts.
The bottle is one of 61 produced by the Glenfiddich distillery and the whisky has matured for 64 years, host Bonhams said in its catalog. It was bought by an unidentified purchaser over the telephone. Bidding started at 10,000 pounds.
The price, which includes the auctioneer's fee, compares with a presale estimate of as much as 20,000 pounds at hammer prices -- and a world record of 29,400 pounds for a bottle of Scotch set in Glasgow in 2007.