There's something about a rare old Scotch whisky that brings out the big money.
A bottle of Glenfiddich has gone for more than US$37,000 in an Edinburgh, Scotland, auction held by Bonhams.
The bottle of whisky is believed to have fetched one of the highest prices ever for such a spirit. It was one of 61 produced by the Dufftown distillery in 1937, and one of just 10 released as a batch in 2001.
It was bought by an unidentified purchaser over the telephone. The world record for a bottle of Scotch was US$43,485, set in Glasgow in 2007.
Bonhams in November sold the Dalmore Oculus, made from whisky malt vintages as much as 141 years old and stored in a crystal decanter, for US$40,824.
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