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Bowmore Whisky Goes on Sale at Record Price in Edinburgh Auction

The oldest-ever bottle of Bowmore whisky released by the distiller will go on sale in Edinburgh next month for a minimum of 100,000 pounds ($162,000), a price that would be a record for a Scotch.

The Bowmore 1957 is 54 years old and was bottled in 2011 and only 12 bottles are in existence, Bowmore said in an e-mailed statement today. The auction will take place at Bonhams in the Scottish capital on Oct. 10, with a second bottle on sale in New York two weeks later, the company said. The net proceeds will go to five Scottish charities, it said.