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Rare Bottles of Scotch Up For Auction

Sealed bids being accepted by Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.


Scotch connoisseurs have a chance to bid on a taste of history. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is auctioning off two bottles from The Macallan's Fine & Rare Series The Macallan 1949 Cask No. 935 Single Malt Scotch Highland

A single malt aged 52 years is available for a minimum bid of $25,000. The whiskey was distilled in 1949 and bottled in 2002. The PLCB offers these tasting notes: "Tropical and citrus fruits with peaty Islay-like notes on the nose, followed by a fruity and peaty palate with a light hint of vanilla toffee, wood and spice. Finishes with tones of complex fruits, peaty dryness and light malted cereal."

The Macallan 1989 Cask No. 3247 Single Malt Scotch Highland

Additionally, a 21-year-aged bottle of single malt scotch is available for a minimum bid of $9,000. Per the PLCB, the scotch "Starts with aromas of rich dried fruits, orange grove and chocolate with hints of nutmeg, clove and cinnamon, followed by lingering burnished oak. The palate is initially characterized by resinous oak, leading to wild forest fruits with hints of creme caramel. Finishes with soft oak wood spices and dried fruits (date and fig)."

Bids must be received by 4 p.m. on April 5, 2019. For a bid sheet, and instructions on how to submit your bid, you can click here . Anybody can bid regardless of residence, but winners must be able to pick up the scotch at a Fine Wine & Good Spirits store of their choice.

Photos courtesy the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

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