TWO uncommon bottles of 15-year-old Laphroaig single malt signed by HRH King Charles III might fetch as much as £6,000.
They’ll go beneath the hammer at McTear’s, High-quality Artwork and Whisky Public sale Home, Glasgow later this month.
Bottled within the 12 months 2000, the whiskies have been drawn from a cask introduced to the then Prince of Wales to mark his fiftieth Birthday.
The Prince then donated the cask to the Erskine Hospital Enchantment, with solely 14 of the 270 bottles signed by Charles.
With an estimate of £3,000 to £6,000, the nameless Scottish vendor is on monitor to understand a big revenue on the few hundred kilos he spent on the bottles at public sale 20 years in the past.
Commenting on the public sale McTear’s whisky specialist, Ewan Thomson, mentioned: “These are extraordinarily uncommon bottles, with no information present of any of the opposite signed examples coming to public sale.
The Laphroaig 15-year-old is a superb whisky in its personal proper nevertheless, there isn’t any doubt the signatures elevate the lot to a special degree.”
Three distinct labels have been designed for the 270 bottles from the Prince’s cask, 105 with the ‘Craggs’ label, 105 with a ‘Barrels’ label and the rest with a ‘Mansion home’ label.
The pair of bottles going to public sale at McTear’s have the Craggs and Barrels labels.
The Laphroaig 15 12 months olds should not the one whiskies with a royal connection going beneath the hammer at McTear’s. Macallan’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee launch has an estimate of £5,000 to £7,000, whereas Bowmore’s 1980 classic, celebrating the Queen’s go to to the distillery, might fetch £2,000.
The Whisky: A Proper Royal Rumble public sale will happen at McTear’s in Glasgow on Wednesday 24th Could. For extra info go to www.mctears.co.uk.