A decades-old bottle of Speyside whisky is expected to fetch as much as £15,000 when it goes under the hammer next week.
The 50-year old Glenfiddich is being hailed as the star lot at an upcoming whisky sale in Edinburgh.
Experts at Bonhams auctioneers reckon the “keenly sought after” dram will go for between £12,000 and £15,000.
The whisky comes from a batch of nine casks laid down at the Dufftown plant in the 1930s, and was bottled in 1991.
It has a special place in the distillery’s history as each of the casks were laid in honour of founder William Grant’s nine children, who helped him build the business.
The bottle is number 184 of only 500 that were created.
Bonhams whisky specialist, Martin Green, said: “This is one of the most desirable Glenfiddichs, or indeed any Scotch whisky, and is keenly sought after by collectors for its exceptional quality and rarity.”
Other notable lots include a 42-year-old bottle of Bowmore Premier, distilled in 1965 and bottled in 2008, which is expected to sell for about £6,000.
Glenfiddich Distillery began production in 1886, and it is currently managed by the fifth generation of William Grant’s descendants.
The auction will take place on Wednesday at Bonhams in Edinburgh.