So, finally one of the oldest whiskey bottles from the Isle of Islay will be out for selling and that too for a noble cause. It’s a 54 year old Bowmore 1957 Scottish single malt whiskey and is expected to go under the hammer for a rocketing £150,000 on October 28, 2012 in New York City, as per auctioneers. Renowned auction house Bonham’s is holding the auction of this highly sought after rare among rarest collectors’ item. The event becomes even more appealing when we come to know that the house is selling this one of only 12 half-a-century old single malts for some benefit of about five different charities in Scotland.
The precious single malt whiskey is not virtuous just because its golden age but also due to the great taste it possesses. The initial flavors enchant you with cassis, figs, blueberries, eucalyptus and sea salt. This is followed by the magical intermediate taste of grapefruit and chocolate. The rich aftertaste features star anise and bergamot. There is no doubt that this whiskey has detailing like a virgin celestial nymph or a mermaid.
The auction will take place on Wednesday, i.e., 28th October, in Edinburgh.