A rare Scots whisky is expected to fetch up to £85,000 at auction when it goes under the hammer later this week.

The bottle of Macallan Lalique 55-year-old is numbered 412 out of a limited edition of 420 and comes in a special presentation case accompanied by a crystal stopper.

Auctioneers Bonhams expects the classy dram to fetch between £65,000-85,000 when it is offered as part of their whisky sale in Edinburgh on Tuesday.

The Lalique collection was released in 2007 as the second in Macallan's Lalique Six Pillars collection - a half-dozen-strong assembly of ultra-rare whiskies ranging from 50 up to 62 years old.

Each bottle was designed in partnership with French crystal specialists Lalique - with this particular decanter inspired by a perfume bottle designed for Roger and Gallet in 1910.

The rare spirit has accumulated in value in recent years, with bottles selling for £28,000 in 2015 and £77,000 in 2020 at auctions in Hong Kong.

Martin Green, Bonhams' head of whisky in Edinburgh, said: "This perfect marriage between two premier luxury brands has been described as legendary; many whisky collectors would agree."

Other highlights of Bonhams' aqua vitae sell-off include three decanters of Glenfiddich with whisky from 1979, each expected to fetch up to £10,000, and a 38-year-old Karuizawa Japanese whisky expected to go for £30,000.

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