It is rare for a whisky to live up to the expectations of its packaging, but the Glenfarclas "Scottish Classic" limited edition is the perfect blend of quality, exclusivity and renowned literary greats.
Only 600 individually numbered bottles were produced with 30 different label variations depicting scenes from the greatest moments of three of the greatest Scottish writers of their time; Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and Robert 'Robbie' Burns.
Lot 181 in the May Collective sale at The Grantham Auction Rooms depicts 'Rob Roy at the village feast'. Bottle 392 of 600, the label text describes the way Sir Walter Scott captured the bold integrity of the highlander in Rob Roy and initiated a global interest in all things Scottish.
Also in the sale is Lot 182, a millennium limited edition whisky by Speyside. Only 2000 bottles were produced and this decanter is number 414. The whisky is held within a distinctive hardwood tantalus that holds the whisky stopper in place, when not in use.
Lot 183 is a millennium limited edition Whisky by Glengoyne. This whisky which is numbered as 383 out of 2000 bottles is presented within a miniature longcase clock. A beautiful item that would not look out of place within a study or snug.
Saleroom Manager Andrew Doubleday had this to say about the millennium editions: "These are highly collectible whisky's from quality Scottish producers. Glenfarclas is renowned for producing single highland malt Scottish whisky of the highest caliber. With only 600 bottles produced and 30 label variations, there would only have been about 20 bottles with this particular label in existence. This makes it highly collectible and we're expecting a lot of interest on the sale day."
The Fine Art & Collective sale takes place at The Grantham Auction Rooms, Old Wharf Road, Grantham NG31 7AA on 1 and 2 May 2013. Viewing is open from 10am till 4pm on the 30 April and from 8.30am on the 1 May. Interested bidders can contact the saleroom on 01476 565118 or register to bid online at www.goldingyoung.com.