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  • Who: Glenavon Special Liqueur Whisky

  • What: Oldest whisky

  • Where: United Kingdom

The oldest whisky is the Glenavon Special Liqueur Whisky, believed to have been bottled by the the Glenavon Distillery in Ballindalloch, Scotland, UK, between 1851 and 1858.

The bottle, which has been owned by an Irish family for generations, has sold at a Bonhams auction house in London for £14,850. The distillery, in Ballindalloch, ceased operating in the 1850s. The green bottle is unusually small in size and holds about 14fl oz (about 400ml) of pale gold liquid. It is believed to have been bottled by the Glenavon Distillery between 1851 and 1858. However, uncertainty surrounds its exact age.

 

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