One of the world’s most coveted whiskies is expected to fetch at least £25,000 when it is auctioned in Perth later this month.
Perth-based Whisky Auctioneer will sell the rare Bowmore 1966 Samaroli Bouquet, rated as one of the world’s best drams, in an online auction.
Islay’s Bowmore distiller and renowned Italian bottler the late Silvano Samaroli produced and bottled the whisky in 1984.
Only 720 bottles were produced and the bottle is expected to fetch between £25,000 and £30,000 when it is sold.
Samaroli is an independent bottler, famed for the quality of their bottles and their innovative packaging.
The Bowmore Bouquet was rated in joint first place in website whiskybase.com’s top 100 whiskies of all time.
It shares top spot with another whisky bottled by Samaroli, the Laphroaig 1967.
The Bouquet was distilled in 1966, a golden era in production at Bowmore distillery.
Sean McGlone, director at Whisky Auctioneer, said: “The Bouquet series enjoys a legendary status and reputation within the world of whisky. And rightly so.
“Not only is the liquid itself exceptional but the artwork on the bottle is exquisite.
“Naturally we are expecting to see a huge amount of interest in this rare treasure from whisky collectors across the world.”
The auction is the latest in a growing line of rare treasures to be sold by Perthshire firm Whisky Auctioneer which specialises in auctioning fine, old, rare and collectable whisky.
Over the past two years, the auctioneer has sold a rare 30 year old bottle of second edition Black Bowmore single malt whisky for a world record £11,900, a rare collection of Corti Brothers whiskies for £52,865, and the world’s largest known collection of rare and collectable Karuizawa whisky from Japan for £770,000.
The auction goes live on June 22 and will close on July 2.