For the First Time Ever, The Glenturret Announces a 50 Years Old Release The first decanter of this highly limited, 50 Years Old expression, will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s as part of their ‘Whisky in Lalique’ auction
Crieff, 30 Aug 2022 – The Glenturret, Scotland’s Oldest Working Distillery, is proud to be releasing a spectacular 50 Years Old whisky, for the first time ever. As a distillery that is celebrated for specialising in small-batch, hand crafted whiskies, The Glenturret is known to have a genuinely scarce volume of whisky available, making this expression a greatly coveted release for any serious collector. This historic new expression is being produced in an edition of just 150 bottles and will retail for £40,000. Housed in a striking, black crystal decanter produced by luxury French crystal house, Lalique, the exterior truly does the liquid within justice; black crystal – the rarest and most expensive crystal as it is the most difficult to produce, mirroring the craftsmanship and skill that went into producing such an extraordinary whisky. Designed by Marc Larminaux, Artistic and Creative Director at Lalique, barley is the inspiration for the decanter, represented through a tactile smooth and frosted finish on the motif, hand carved into the crystal by Lalique Craftsmen at its sole factory in Alsace which celebrates 100 years this year. To mark this ultra-limited aged whisky being made available by The Glenturret, Sotheby’s will be auctioning off decanter number 1 of 150 during their Whisky in Lalique auction – the first whisky auction in history to exclusively offer Scotch in Lalique – running from 30th of August – 9th September. The high estimate lot price for this unparalleled bottle has been valued at £60,000 and comes in a bespoke black case with mother of pearl inlays.