A man whose dad gave him a bottle of 18-year-old whisky every year for his birthday is selling them to buy his first home.

Matthew Robson’s father reportedly spent about £5,000 ($A9000) on 28 bottles of Macallan single malt since 1992 when Matthew was born.

The 28-year-old said it “probably wasn’t” the best gift for a young boy but instead it became an inadvertent nest egg.

“Each year I received it as a birthday present,” he 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.”

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His father Pete said the first bottle of 1974 whisky was bought to “wet the baby’s head”.

“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.

Whisky broker Mark Littler described them as a “perfect set”, valuing them at more than £40,000 ($A72,700).

Matthew said he’s hoping to use the cash for a house deposit.

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