Scotland’s oldest working distillery The Glenturret has launched a spectacular 50-year-old whisky, for the first time ever offered as part of the Sotheby’s ‘Whisky in Lalique’ auction..
Drawn from the last remaining cask from Glenturret’s 1972 vintage, this whisky is the oldest cask in Glenturret's possession. As a single cask it has spent the last five decades maturing in a refill European Oak Sherry cask which gives the whisky a beautiful antique oak colour. This 50 year old whisky is housed in a striking, hand carved black crystal decanter produced by luxury French crystal house, Lalique and designed by Marc Larminaux, Artistic and Creative Director at Lalique, to mirror the craftsmanship and skill that went into producing such an extraordinary whisky.
In addition to the decanter, the winner of the lot will also receive a unique artwork, devised in collaboration with Method Studio who commissioned Scottish artist Matthew Draper for the project. Edinburgh based Draper works with his hands and his heart, responding emotionally to the landscape; instinctively communicating the interplay between light, water, and land. On this occasion, the artwork titled ‘Loch Turret’ depicts the ancient freshwater Loch Turret that provides The Glenturret Distillery with the water that will become its whisky. This beautiful, one-off collector’s item has been created from pigments and inks that have been harvested by charring and burning the 50 Years Old cask staves - a variation on an ancient ink-making technique based on tannic
reaction that is a nod to the values of provenance, prowess, and passion, which The Glenturret places at the heart of its whisky making.
The Glenturret 50 Years Old will be available online at www.theglenturret.com from 12th September 2022. The first bottle in the batch of 150 will further be offered for sale at Sotheby’s Whisky in Lalique auction running from 30th of August – 9th September for an estimated price of $69,323 (approx.)