Eden Mill First Single Malt sells for £7,100

A single malt whisky from Eden Mill in St Andrews has fetched a new world record price at auction for the first release from a distillery.

Bottle number 1 of 300 from the Limited Release First Bottling - the first whisky to be distilled and bottled in St Andrews for nearly 160 years - went for £7,100 through the Whisky Auctioneer.

A remaining 100 bottles have gone on general sale on Wednesday priced at £500 each.

Eden Mill co-founder Paul Miller said:

“For our first ever single malt whisky to be rewarded with the prestige of a world record sale is the pinnacle of what has been a journey filled with experimentation and passion.

Sean McGlone, managing director of Whisky Auctioneer, said:

“As an auctioneer, the only thing that excites us as much as old whisky, is a brand new one.''