Hidden within the depths of Blair Castle in Scotlamd, a remarkable discovery has ignited the whisky world’s curiosity. Experts now suggest that a cache of 40 bottles of Scotland’s cherished national drink may be the oldest known to exist, remarkably tracing its origins back to the early 1800s.
Intriguingly, there’s a regal connection to this find, as it’s believed that Queen Victoria and Prince Albert may have sampled this very whisky during their 1844 visit to the castle.
Now, the spotlight shines on 24 of the bottles that via Whisky Auctioneer, are set to go under the hammer at an auction in November.
This storied whisky was distilled in 1833, it was then bottled in 1841, and rebottled in 1932. After being rediscovered by Bertie Troughton the Blair Castle’s resident trustee last year, it has been deemed a profoundly historic and astonishing artefact of Scottish distilling.
Carbon dating by the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre has further authenticated its 19th-century origins.
This extraordinary discovery not only tantalises whisky enthusiasts but also unveils a glimpse into Scotland’s rich history. It offers a unique opportunity for modern connoisseurs to savour a piece of the past, all while celebrating the enduring legacy of this remarkable whisky. Be prepared to have deep pockets however, as each bottle is estimated to fetch at least £10,000 plus fees!