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Bottle of 81-year-old Scotch sold for $54,000


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I'm wondering if it was ScittishBengal that bought it! :rolleyes:

81-year-old Scotch sells for $54,000!

NEW YORK - A bottle of 81-year-old Scotch sold for $54,000 at this New York's first liquor auction since Prohibition.

An anonymous collector bought the pricey potable at Christie's sale of wines and spirits on Saturday.

The 100-lot auction sold a total of $304,800 worth of rare wine and liquor. The top lot was a collection of 729 bottles of whisky, which went for $102,000.

The $54,000 bottle was distilled at Macallan in Scotland in 1926, bottled in 1986 and rebottled in 2002.

Prohibition lasted from 1920 to 1933, but New York State did not allow auctions of spirits until this year.

The auction prices include Christie's 20 percent commission.

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I'm wondering if it was ScottishBengal that bought it! :rolleyes:

81-year-old Scotch sells for $54,000!

Hell Billy, I'd never sell enough oats to make THAT kinda money! And I doubt there's much call for a fat, grey, balding porno star with a speciality in kilts so I could nae make my fortune that way either!!!

A nice addition to a collection but a lot of the price will be in the evaporation when maturing (the angels dram). The whisky won't improve much after 15-20 years but you'll be paying a wee bitty more for the bit thats lost each year to the heavens! My advice would be to say bollox to the 81 year old and buy 1,000 bottles of the standard MaCallan (which is a VERY fine whisky) and invite all your friends round for one helluva par-teh!!!

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