SPECIAL WHISKY UNDER HAMMER.
THREE rare 19th century bottles of whisky and cognac went on display yesterday ahead of an auction this week.
The two bottles of whisky and one of cognac are expected to fetch several thousand pounds each at the McTear's sale tomorrow in Glasgow.
A bottle of 19th century Chivas Regal is expected to go for pounds 3,000 to pounds 3,600, while a "one pint eight fluid ounce" bottle of Haig & Haig "Liqueur Scots Whisky Pure Barley Malt" is valued at between pounds 2,000 and pounds 2,500.
The rare Janneau 1872 Cognac is expected to fetch up to pounds 1,800.
Distilled in 1872 and bottled in 1977, it is the oldest reserve ever released by Janneau.
McTear's whisky and wine specialist Andy Bell is confident all of the bottles are still drinkable despite their age.
That sale and the Wine and Port auction today are expected to fetch more than pounds 220,000 between them.