At Sotheby’s in London, the Macallan 1926 bottle was sold for £2.1 million to a lucky bidder. This aged whisky has become highly sought after worldwide and is considered one of the rarest bottles available. With only 40 bottles in existence, each aged for 60 years, the exclusivity of this whisky adds significantly to its value.
Jonny Fowle, head of whisky at Sotheby’s, described the bottle as incredibly rich with flavors of dried fruit, spice, and wood. The Macallan 1926 bottle was designed by two artists – Valerio Adami and Sir Peter Blake – who created unique labels for the twelve available bottles. Interestingly, the other twelve bottles remain unlabeled. The bottle underwent reconditioning at The Macallan Distillery in Scotland before being put up for auction.
The sale of this rare and exclusive whisky sets a new record in the world of fine spirits. Its high value is not only due to its age but also to its limited availability and artistic label design. It remains to be seen what other records this coveted drink will set in the future.