A recent auction has confirmed that good prices are being paid for old and rare malts, despite pressing times.
The sale at Bonhams at the start of March saw prices reach 96.6 per cent sold by value and 95 per cent by lot, illustrating that the market is still very strong and that demand for rare and collectable whisky continues to grow healthily.
Among the top results were Ardbeg, Bowmore, Glenfarclas, Highland Park Lagavulin, Laphroaig, The Macallan as ever, Mortlach, Rosebank, Springbank and Talisker performed well and fetched very healthy prices.
Highlights of the sale included, Glenmorangie-1963 £500, Macallan Royal Marriage £500, Mortlach 50 Years Old-1936 £550, Macallan 31 Years Old-1938 £740, Ardbeg-1975 £440, Caol Ila-15 Years Old Managers Dram £540, Glenfarclas Anniversary £1170, Macallan 25 Years Old-1957 £815, Bowmore Bicentenary £695, Bowmore (Sherriff's) £695, Laphroaig 40 Years Old £1055, Port Ellen Maltings 21 Years Old £1,500, Rare Highland Park 12 Year Old £1,860, Jameson's Irish-Bonded-1885 £815 and Johnnie Walker-Early 20th Century £985.
This sale precedes the Anniversary of Bonhams 10th Annual Scottish Sale, taking place from 18th to 21st August. Following the sucess of the previous nine years, this sale features a number of remarkable lots, including a rare piece of royal interest; an extrordinary gold memorial stickpin for John Brown presented by Queen Victoria.