Monday, January 16, 2017


Glasgow based, McTear’s auction house, has announced that a 26 Year Old GlenDronach single malt whisky bottling, signed by President-elect Donald Trump, sold at auction on Friday for £6,000.

Bottled in 2012 to commemorate the opening of Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeenshire, the limited edition 26 Year Old GlenDronach, was one of the featured lots in McTear’s latest Rare and Collectable whisky auction.

Trump signed whisky bottle sells at auction for £6,000

The limited edition whisky, which was distilled in 1985 and matured in a sherry cask, was given an estimate of £2,500 to £3,500 however, when the auction started it was clear there were several collectors keen to get their hands on the rare bottle.

Following intense online, phone and in room bidding, the GlenDronach was purchased by a Canadian buyer for a hammer price of £6,000.

Commenting on the auction, Laurie Black, McTear’s Whisky Expert, said: “There was a huge amount of interest in the bottle and we were delighted with the final price, which was several times more than previous Trump bottles have sold for.   The GlenDronach is a stunning whisky in its own right however, the Trump connection gave this particular bottle a presidential boost.”

The Trump bottling was not the only high profile whisky to feature in McTear’s Rare & Collectable whisky auction.   A bottle of 52 Year Old Macallan 1950 fetched £10,000, while a bottle of the now legendary Black Bowmore from Islay, was purchased for £5,200.

Posted by Steve Rush