How much would you pay for a 102-year-old bottle of whisky?

For reference, a 5cl bottle was sold for £6,440

7w ago

This rare bottle of 1919 Springbank whisky is part of a Christie’s Wines and Fine Spirits auction, which is taking place as we speak. This particular bottle was scheduled to go under the hammer (well, not literally, I hope) on December 2, so we’ll learn how much the buyer paid for it in a few days.

Mind you, it ain’t cheap: a tiny 5cl bottle from the exact same batch was sold for £6,440 a few months ago.

The whisky was distilled in 1919 in the small village of Campbeltown in Scotland and it was bottled 51 years later, in 1970. Only 24 bottles were made, one was sold in 2013 for £50,000 and then another one was sold in 2019 for £266,200.

Inflation is on the rise; and it looks like the situation is going to get worse before it gets better, which is why people are investing in things like classic cars and fine spirits as a safe-haven asset.

Do you own any rare bottles and if not, would you ever consider buying one?

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Comments (4)

  • Nope and nope. I wouldn't pay thousands for it, but the box is pretty cute.

      1 month ago
  • No, I don't and again no, I wouldn't. Just like cars are there to be driven, whisky is there to be savoured, I would never think of buying either as an investment.

      1 month ago
  • No and no

      1 month ago
  • No, We don't own any rare bottle of Scotch, but we do own couple of bottles of Grands Echézeaux and Chambertin-Clos de Beze. Nowhere near are as expensive. However, If I were rich enough, I would've bought it to drink, not for collection.

      1 month ago