A Laphroaig whisky fetched a record-breaking £61,000 when it went to at auction.
A Samaroli classic – the Laphroaig 1967 15 year old Sherry Wood – has been purchased for a record-breaking hammer price in an online auction held by Whisky Auctioneer.
This exclusive, rare and highly-regarded Laphroaig 1967 attracted a huge amount of interest with over 65 bids being placed from across the globe with the eventual winner coming from Germany.
The £61,000 hammer price it achieved is up from the last auction sale of a Laphroaig 1967 Samaroli in 2014 for £5,700 (according to rare whisky analysts Rare Whisky 101)– representing an over 240% annual increase in value.
This follows on the heels of the record-setting Bowmore 1966 Samaroli Bouquet that was snapped up for a £51,611 hammer price in Whisky Auctioneer’s auction last month.
One of only 720 bottles produced, the Laphroaig 1967 Samaroli 15 Year Old is also signed by Silvano Samaroli himself making this an even rarer bottling and a truly one-of-a-kind whisky collectible.
The Laphroaig 1967 is highly regarded and finds itself a hair’s width away from being top of Whiskybase.com’s top 1000 whiskies of all time, currently stood just below Samaroli’s other masterpiece, the Bowmore 1966 Bouquet.
Serge Valentin of WhiskyFun.com has given the Laphroaig 1967 98 points, one of his highest scored reviews of all time.
Sean McGlone, director at Whisky Auctioneer, said: ‘The Laphroaig 1967 Samaroli was sure to draw a huge amount of attention and interest. Chances are few and far between to not only get a hold of this whisky widely regarded as incomparable in taste, but with the added uniqueness of the bottle being signed by the legendary Silvano Samaroli himself.
‘Following on the back of the record-breaking Samaroli from our auction last month – the Bowmore 1966 Bouquet – we are seeing an increase in demand in the market for rare and sought-after whiskies, particularly these admired bottlings from Samaroli.’
The auction is the latest in a growing line of rare treasures to be sold by Perthshire firm Whisky Auctioneer which specialises in auctioning fine, old, rare and collectable whisky. Over the past two years, Whisky Auctioneer has broken auction records on a monthly basis, and in addition to the recent Bowmore 1966 Samaroli Bouquet sold for £51,611, standout lots include a rare collection of Corti Brothers whiskies for £52,865, and the world’s largest known collection of rare and collectable Karuizawa whisky from Japan for £770,000.
The next auction goes live on 24 August and will close on 3 September. For more information on the auction or to register to participate click HERE.