A SON whose dad bought a bottle of whisky every year for his birthday plans to auction the booze to go towards buying his first home.
Matthew Robinson’s 28-bottle collection of sought-after Macallan whisky is worth £40,000.
His father Pete, 64, decided to buy his son a bottle of 18-year-old single malt every year from his birth in 1992.
The malting company manager spent £5,000 but the Macallan bottles, still in their original boxes, have shot up in value.
Matthew, 28, of Taunton, Somerset, said: “It’s one of the best things he could have done.
“I never anticipated the potential it could have for me.
“I’m looking at buying houses and having that money is a massive weight off my shoulders.”
Pete said: “Looking at the bottle, I realised that it would be quite interesting to collect 18 bottles over 18 years and then give my son the final bottle, which would be his birth year.
“I also liked the idea that the materials I made would eventually be used in the making of the scotch.
“As time went by, I realised that the collection was starting to appreciate in value considerably and watched the brand with more interest.”
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