Classsic whisky to be auctioned

TAYLOR’S Auctions Rooms on Saturday will be a dram-drinker’s dream with more than 520 lots of whisky, wine and port being offered for sale.

The whisky includes a wide range of blended and single malts from the 1970s and ‘80s as well as malts bottled more recently. The older malts include some from close-by like Fettercairn, Glenury Royal from Stonehaven, Glen Garioch from Old Meldrum and also Old Pulteney all the way from Wick.

The highlight of the sale is a range of whisky from the Macallan Distillery. Macallan has been described as the “Rolls-Royce of Whisky”. The distillery opened in 1824 at Craigellachie, Banffshire, and since then has continually led the way in the world of whisky.

The wide range of Macallan single malts include 25-year-old anniversary malts, 18-year-old Gran Reserva malts, the 1874 replica and the 1950 malt.

However, the Macallan’s culminate with the second and third in the Lalique series, the 55 and 57-year-olds - the first estimated at £9,000-11,000 and the second estimated at £10,000-12,000.

Also to be sold are a wide range of champagne, claret, burgundy, etc., including Chateaux Margeaux, Lafite, Mouton Rothschild, etc.