Record price for 157 year old Bowmore

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[image title=”bowmore” size=”thumbnail” id=”306″ align=”right” linkto=”https://irrationale2.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/bowmore.jpg” ]A 157-year-old whisky has sold for more than £29,000 (about $67,000), setting what is thought to be a world record auction price for a bottle of Scotch.

The Bowmore single malt, which was bottled in 1850, was sold at McTear’s auctioneers in Glasgow for £29,400 to an anonymous telephone bidder, beating the distillery itself.

The price, which included buyer’s premium, comfortably beat the pre-sale estimate of between £15,000 and £20,000.

The whisky, which was was sold on behalf of a private owner, is the oldest known bottle of Bowmore in existence.

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