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The 72-year-old bottle of Glen Grant single malt whisky

The 72-year-old bottle of Glen Grant single malt whisky

The 72-year-old bottle of Glen Grant single malt whisky

A 72-year-old bottle of Glen Grant single malt Scotch whisky has fetched more than €44,500 at an auction in Hong Kong.

It was the first time the 1948 vintage had been offered in a sale.

The decanter is numbered 88 of 290 and was sold by Bonhams for 421,600 Hong Kong dollars, including premium.

It had a book estimate of 300,000 to 380,000 Hong Kong dollars (€32,000 to €40,360).

The whisky, the oldest from the Glen Grant distillery, is in a Dartington crystal decanter with an American black walnut presentation box.

Despite the economic uncertainty of the pandemic, interest in rare whiskies remains high.

Collectable

Compared with other investment commodities, collectable whisky has done well in the past 10 years, with a four-fold increase in prices, said wine and whisky specialist Christopher Pong.

Other whiskies in yester- day's auction included a 35-year-old Hibiki whisky from Japan that sold for HK$372,000 (€39,500).


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