In London, Sotheby’s auction house made history by selling the most expensive bottle of whiskey in the world for over 2.5 million euros. The 75cl bottle of Macallan 1926, which was distilled in 1926 and bottled 60 years after maturation in oak barrels, set a new record for a bottle of wine and spirits.
This particular Scotch whisky is the oldest vintage of the Macallan brand and could be the last in a series of 12 bearing a label designed in 1993 by Italian painter Valerio Adami. One of these bottles was reportedly destroyed by an earthquake in Japan.
The initial estimate for the bottle was between £750,000 and £1.2 million, but it turned out to be much more profitable than hoped. The cork of the bottle was replaced by the distillery this year.
The whisky has a proof of 42.8 and comes specifically from Macallan cask no. 263, with only 40 bottles produced worldwide. This makes it one of the rarest whiskies on earth and definitely worth its price tag.