I didn't win, but I bid on this whisky here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VERY-OLD-WHIT ... 500wt_1413
After thinking about it, I have some questions.
1.) This bottle appears to have a cork top (or not - as obviously is not a straight cork, but could be a cork-cap)? According to various articles on the net, White Horse having started in 1861, switched to screw-top in 1924. The label states: "In Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen", so that is either Queen Victoria....or could be a more recent bottle (but the label looks very old). The bottle number 4554987 seems high? (but not sure exactly what that means)
2.) Looking at the photos/description, there has been absolutely zero evaporation. How can this even be possible? The lead seal looks like it is on pretty tight, so I guess that is a factor? I can't believe this would be super old, with that little evaporation, so maybe 1950s?
If this was legit, I'm thinking I've missed out and probably should have bid a little more. The backbone of White Horse is Lagavulin (so I'm told) so I thought this might be very interesting to try.