The bottle of Macallan 1926 has just set a new record by selling for £2.1 million at Sotheby’s in London. This aged whisky is now considered one of the most sought-after in the world, with only 40 bottles remaining, each aged for an impressive 60 years.
Sotheby’s head of whisky, Jonny Fowle, was on hand to describe the bottle as incredibly rich with lots of dried fruit, spice, and wood. The exclusivity of this rare find adds to its high value. Two artists, Valerio Adami and Sir Peter Blake, designed the labels for the 12 Macallan 1926 bottles that were sold. The other 12 bottles remain unlabelled, adding to their mystery and allure.
The Macallan Distillery in Scotland underwent reconditioning before the bottle was put up for auction. The distillery has been producing fine whiskies since 1824 and is known for its exceptional quality and craftsmanship. This bottle is a testament to their expertise and dedication to creating exceptional spirits.