Sotheby’s in London sold a bottle of Macallan 1926 for over £2.1 million, setting a new record for the world’s most expensive whisky. With only 40 bottles produced and each aged for 60 years, this rare whisky has become one of the most sought-after in the world. The exclusivity of this bottle adds to its high value.
The Macallan 1926 was described by Sotheby’s head of whisky, Jonny Fowle, as incredibly rich with notes of dried fruit, spice, and wood. Two artists, Valerio Adami and Sir Peter Blake, designed the labels for the 12 Macallan 1926 bottles that were produced. The other 12 bottles remain unlabelled. Before being sold at auction, the bottle underwent reconditioning at The Macallan’s Distillery in Scotland.
The sale of the Macallan 1926 bottle sets a new standard for rare and valuable whiskies. It is clear that collectors and investors are willing to pay top dollar for unique and exclusive items, including aged whiskies like this one.