A single-malt Scottish whisky that was bottled in 1937, two years before the outbreak of World War II, will go under the hammer next week in Romania.
Artmark auction house is offering the Macallan single malt in the “Collector’s Cellar” auction which offers a range of collector’s wines, whiskies and champagnes to the highest bidder.
The scotch and top-notch bubbly sale will be held in the evening of April 28. It comes just before Orthodox Easter which is celebrated on May 2 this year, five weeks after the Catholics and Protestants celebrated the holiday.
The whisky is bottled in a 19th century Baccarat crystal carafe together with a producer’s certificate. It has a starting price of 2,500 euros.
Another Macallan whisky which was bottled in 1940 is also on sale at the auction. It comes in a Bohemian crystal bottle decorated with gold leaf that was made in 1905 and has a starting price of 2,000 euros.
The wines and whiskies are currently displayed at the Cesianu-Racovita Palace in Bucharest where Artmark is based. They can be viewed up until the online auction next Wednesday.
Among the items are three bottles of Chateau Mouton Rothschild Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac, which received a score of 100/100 from top wine critic Robert Parker. They have a starting price of 1,500 euros.
Another collector’s item for wine lovers is a Romanée-Conti, Échézeaux 2009 Burgundy wine, considered one of the world’s finest wines.
Two bottles of Krug – Clos D’Ambonnay and Clos du Mesnil are also in the auction which has 200 lots.
“The Collector’s Cellar” includes one item that will go toward a charitable cause.
The sale of a 26-year-old Glenfiddich Grande Couronne single malt and cufflinks designed by Alexandru Ciucu will go to the Art Society Foundation which encourages young Romanian artists.
People interested in the auction can sign up on the Artmark Live platform.