Hi, Iain -- seems someone is having a sale! Are you serious about the marketing hype bit? I wondered how a person wouldn't have a photo of their 'prize' when I asked. Also, doesn't the industry usually insure against such loss? Hmmm ...
Take a look -- Mark.
Bowmore 40 Year Islay Scotch
rws24677Regular price: $9,500.00Sale price: $6,799.00 http://store.yahoo.com/randalls/rws24677.htm
And, there is a supposed article about this gem, at http://www.single-malt.com/bowmac.htm
Here's a snippet which seems to claim a different total bottle yield than the one Martin mentions:
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Verdana">quote:</font><HR>The Bowmore 40, produced by Morrison Bowmore Distillers, is
even rarer. Just 294 bottles were produced, said Anne Riives, who
handles the company's public relations in New York.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>