Cheers! Whisky auction fetches £112,000

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An auction of single malts from the personal collection of a legendary master whisky distiller has sold for £112,000.

Perth-based Whisky Auctioneer recently auctioned the first two edition bottlings of a nine-edition collection by Jim McEwan, 72, best known for his work at the Bruichladdich distillery on Islay.

With a total of 151 lots available, the online auction attracted 73 buyers with more than 4,800 bids placed as whisky connoisseurs sought to stake a claim from the last casks.

The top sellers were his Bruichladdich release one and two which went for £5,778. His Port Charlotte one and two fetched £5,600 and his Octomore Release one and two sold for £4,850.

The Whisky Auctioneer, said the final casks selected by Jim during his time at Bruichladdich are those he personally deemed to be amongst his finest creations. Further editions from the collection will be sold over the course of the year.