Friday, January 06, 2017


Glasgow based, McTear’s auction house, has announced a number of extremely rare lots as part of its upcoming Rare and Collectable whisky auction, which will be headlined by a GlenDronach bottling, signed by US President-elect, Donald Trump.

The limited edition GlenDronach 26 Year Old, was distilled and laid down to mature in a sherry cask in 1985, then was bottled in 2012 to commemorate the opening of Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeenshire.
GlenDronach 26 Year Old - signed Trump limited edition

The signed bottle which was part of a limited run of just 504 bottles, is expected to fetch at least £2,500 at next week’s auction.

The Trump bottling, is not the only high profile whisky to feature in the McTear’s Rare & Collectable auction. A cask of 43 Year Old whisky from the closed North of Scotland Distillery is up for grabs for £50,000, while a bottle of 52 Year Old Macallan 1950 could fetch in excess of £9,000.

Also appearing in the auction, will be a bottle of the now legendary Black Bowmore from Islay, which has an estimate of between £5,500 and £6,500, while a £1,500 bottle of 18 Year Old Macallan is being sold to raise funds for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice in Newport on the Isle of Wight. The hospice looked after the mother of the seller, who worked as a chef at Macallan for 30 years. 

Commenting on the upcoming auction, Laurie Black, McTear’s Whisky Expert, said: “I suspect Mr Trump’s imminent elevation to the position of ‘Leader of the Free World’ will have a significant bearing on the value of  the 26 year old GlenDronach, but the fact remains that this is also a quite stunning whisky in its own right.”

The McTear’s Rare and Collectable whisky auction, will start at 10:30am on January 13th, a week ahead of the US Presidential inauguration.

Posted by Steve Rush