These Scotch Whiskies Lay Hidden in a Castle for 200 Years — Now They’re Up for Auction

When it comes to finding precious dusties, taking a second look in your basement is never a bad idea — especially if you live in a Scottish castle.

On Wednesday, Whisky Auctioneer announced that bottles of Scotch whisky believed to have been distilled almost 200 years ago will go up for auction in November. Believed to house the oldest Scotch whisky in the world, the bottles were discovered under a hidden, 750-year-old cellar door at Blair Castle in Perthshire, Scotland. Immediately following the discovery, a local whisky expert and the Atholl family — who have presided over Blair Castle for over seven centuries — sampled the bottles before contacting Whisky Auctioneer.

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