• An Ultra-Rare 1975 Cask of Ardbeg Scotch Just Sold for a Record-Breaking $19 Million

    6 monthes ago - By Vine Pair

    An unnamed collector just won a bid for a rare cask of Scotch during a record-breaking auction sale, in what's been described as a “remarkable piece of liquid history.”
    Distilled and put into barrel in 1975 by Ardbeg, an Islay-based single malt producer, the “Cask No. 3” whisky sold to an Asia-based buyer for a whopping £16 million , according to a press release. The fee reportedly marks the highest recorded auction price for a cask of single malt.
    The record-breaking release was initially aged in two separate vessels before the whisky was combined into a sherry cask in 2014. Beyond its...
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