Last Updated on 11/30/2006 by bidz
By Peter Woodifield
“Nov. 30 (Bloomberg) — A half-sized bottle of Scotch whisky that’s about 150 years old sold for 14,750 pounds ($28,820) at auction in London, beating the top presale estimate by almost 50 percent.
The Glenavon Special Liqueur Whisky, bottled on Speyside, in northeast Scotland, some time between 1851 and 1858, was bought by an unidentified buyer at the auction yesterday. The bottle contains 14 fluid ounces and the whisky may be the world’s oldest, according to Bonhams, the auctioneers.”