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First 50 Years Old Decanter Sells at Sotheby's Whisky in Lalique Auction
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First 50 Years Old Decanter Sells at Sotheby's Whisky in Lalique Auction

To mark this ultra-limited aged whisky being made available by The Glenturret, decanter #1 of 150 of our highly limited 50 Years Old expression, has been auctioned off by Sotheby’s as part of their ‘Whisky in Lalique’ auction. The​​ final auction price of the decanter and bespoke artwork from Matthew Draper sold for £63,000 and was presented in a bespoke black case with mother of pearl inlays.

This singular whisky represents some of our oldest casks and is a once-in-a-decade release. Filled in the Winter of 1972, peacefully maturing for over five decades, this ultra-rare spirit has been developing an ever-increasing complexity and depth, unaware that it has been creating history and flavour in equal measure.

Sweet aromatic candy forms an ever-present background to hints of fresh apple and warm honeycomb. Subtle green oak, syrup sponge, dates and dried prunes lightly coat the mouth, a slight touch of aniseed.

As a distillery much celebrated for specialising in small-batch, hand-crafted whiskies, The Glenturret is known to have a genuinely scarce volume of whisky available, making this expression a greatly coveted release for any serious collector.

Enquire today to add this rare 50 Years Old expression to your collection.

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