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Man sells 28 years of birthday whisky to buy first home

The collection is now worth more than £40,000

Update : 07 Sep 2020, 11:11 AM

A man whose father gave him 18-year-old whisky every year for his birthday is selling the collection to buy a house.

Matthew Robson, 28, from Taunton, received 28 bottles of Macallan single malt whisky as birthday gifts over the course of his life from his father Pete. The bottles had cost Pete about £5,000 in total.

The collection is currently worth more than £40,000 and has been put up for sale, reports BBC.

Regarding the bottles, Matthew said they probably were not great gifts for a young boy, but they had become valuable over time.

"Each year I received it as a birthday present," Matthew said. "I thought it was quite a quirky little present as I was slightly too young to start drinking.

"But I was under strict instructions, never, never to open them and I tried my hardest and succeeded and they're all intact."

His father Pete said the bottles were meant to be a unique present, but they were not the only gifts Matthew received from his parents.

"I thought it would be interesting if I bought one every year and he'd end up with 18 bottles of 18-year-old whisky for his 18th birthday," he said.

Over the years, Macallan whisky became a collectible, rising massively in value. 

Matthew is hoping to sell his collection for £40,000 and use the money for a house deposit.

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