Whisky signed by Trump auc­tioned for £6,000

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A RARE bot­tle of whisky signed by US Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump has sold for £6,000 at auc­tion – more than dou­ble the ex­pected price.

The 26-year-old Glen­dronach sin­gle malt whisky was bot­tled in 2012 to mark the open­ing of Trump In­ter­na­tional Golf Links in Aberdeen­shire and its pre­sen­ta­tion box was signed by Mr Trump when he vis­ited the course.

The lot, which in­cludes au­then­ti­ca­tion pa­pers, was put up by an anony­mous seller at McTear’s Auc­tion­eers in Glasgow a week be­fore the in­au­gu­ra­tion of Mr Trump as pres­i­dent.

The lim­ited edi­tion whisky was dis­tilled in 1985 and is one of only 504 bot­tles.

Other mem­o­ra­bilia with Mr Trump’s sig­na­ture, in­clud­ing books, caps, dol­lars and Pres­i­den­tial cam­paign signs, are on sale on­line for hun­dreds of pounds.

McTear’s whisky ex­pert Lau­rie Black said it was sold to a Cana­dian buyer for £6,000 fol­low­ing “in­tense on­line, phone and in-room bid­ding”.

Mr Black said: “There was a huge amount of in­ter­est in the bot­tle and we were de­lighted with the fi­nal price, which was sev­eral times more than pre­vi­ous Trump bot­tles have sold for.

“The Glen­dronach is a stun­ning whisky in its own right, how­ever the Trump con­nec­tion gave this par­tic­u­lar bot­tle a Pres­i­den­tial boost.”

The sale fea­tured in McTear’s rare and col­lectable whisky auc­tion, where a bot­tle of 52-year-old Ma­callan 1950 fetched £10,000, while rare ex­am­ples of Spring­bank sin­gle malt went for the same amount.

Mr Black added: “It was a fan­tas­tic sale with some truly out­stand­ing whiskies.”

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