Monday, August 14, 2017


McTear’s auction house in Glasgow, has today announced that a bottle Black Bowmore, sold for £11,450 at auction on Friday.

Setting what is believed to be a record auction price for this particular whisky, the Black Bowmore 1964 1st edition, was matured in sherry casks for 29 years and bottled in 1993.

Black Bowmore 1964 1st Edition

The rare whisky, which attracted significant interest due to the excellent condition of the bottle and packaging, was labelled number 1111 of 2000 and had an estimate of £4,000 to £5,000. 

Commenting on the news, Laurie Black, Whisky Expert at McTear’s, said: “The Black Bowmore has been rising in price at almost every auction, but this latest result is quite an achievement. It is hard to believe that in the 1990s you could buy a bottle of Black Bowmore for £70. With this latest sale we are now seeing bottles change hands for over 150 times that amount.”

In addition to the Black Bowmore, the other highlight from Friday’s Rare and Collectable auction, was the sale of a bottle of Dalmore 1926 50 Years Old, which sold for £14,600.

Posted by Steve Rush