The Macallan decanter is numbered 200 of a limited edition of 400. It comes in a fitted wooden presentation case with a crystal stopper and is in its original cardboard packaging. This is the product of a long association between Lalique and Macallan - each luxury branding reinforcing the other. The whisky, which was distilled in 1950, is said to have the taste of rich dried fruits with layers of sweet ginger, figs and oak.
|Gordon & MacPhail Generations Mortlach 70 year old|
The Gordon & MacPhail Generations Mortlach 70 year old was distilled in 1938 and bottled in 2008. It is bottle number 53 of 54 and comes in a hand blown glass decanter with sterling silver stopper and cradle. In tasting notes the noted whisky commentator Charles MacLean describes it as "a delicate, fresh, vital, fruity whisky, but with unusual attributes of waxiness and smokieness - uncommon today, more usual before the 1960s."
Bonhams Whisky specialist Martin Green said: "We are fortunate to have two such rare and sought after whiskies to lead the sale and I expect this will generate strong interest from collectors."
Both whiskies are estimated and expected to fetch between £20,000-30,000 each.