Glenfiddich whisky 1937
Glenfiddich whisky 1937 the bottle of Glenfiddich Rare Collection 1937 had been expected to sell for £25,000-35,000 when it went up for sale at Bonhams Whisky Sale in Edinburgh on Wednesday, but instead went to a bidder from the Far East for £68,500.
The sum is the highest price paid at auction for a bottle of Glenfiddich, and a Scottish auction house record for the sale of a single malt.
The single malt was distilled and laid down in cask 843 at the Glenfiddich distillery in Speyside in 1937, http://brewerri.com/glenfiddich-whisky-1937/and was bottled in 2001, 64 years later.
The oldest and rarest expression ever released by Glenfiddich, only 61 bottles of Glenfiddich Rare Collection 1937 were released, at 40% abv. In 2012, auction house Christie’s sold one for £46,000.
In 1937, cask 843 was filled with spirit from the stills at The Glenfiddich distillery in Dufftown and laid down in a dark, damp dunnage warehouse to mature and develop. It was discovered to be an unusually slow-maturing whisky and over its life ten consecutive warehouse masters patiently watched over cask 843 and frequently nosed and tasted the whisky, noting its development. After 64 years, in October 2001, Glenfiddich’s Malt Master David Stewart declared that cask 843 was finally ready to be bottled. Just 61 bottles were left in the cask.
GLENFIDDICH RARE COLLECTION
64 YEAR OLD 44.0 ABV 1937
1 bt 70cl – Bottle number 41/61, distilled on 17 July 1937, bottled on
24 October 2001, u. vts, vintage neck label and certificate signed
by Peter Grant Gordon, presented in lockable original presentation
case with 1ml sample bottle numbered 481/500
In the same year that King George VI was crowned, barrel 834 was
filled with a whisky which would go on to become the most expensive
Glenfiddich expression when released in 2016. With only 61 bottles
produced, this 64 year old single malt represents the oldest whisky
released from the legendary Glenfiddich Distillery. Jonny Fowle.