At the London Sotheby’s auction, a bottle of The Macallan whiskey from 1926 was sold for 2.1 million pounds.
The auction house said the sale set “a new record for any bottle of alcohol or wine sold at auction,” writes AFP.
A bottle of The Macallan whiskey from 1926 was expected to fetch between £750,000 and £1.2 million. But it eventually sold for nearly 2.2 million pounds ($2.7 million).
Another 1926 Macallan bottle already set the record in 2019 when it sold at the same auction for £1.5 million.
There are only 40 such bottles. The Scottish brand Macallan notes that they were bottled from cask 263 in 1986.
The head of Sotheby’s Johnny Fowle told AFP that he was allowed to taste the valuable whiskey.
“I tried a tiny drop. It’s very rich, lots of dried fruit as you’d expect, lots of spice, lots of wood.” – explains Fowle.
According to him, the drink spent 60 years in a barrel made of dark European oak, which was reflected in its color.
“It’s not a whiskey to be taken lightly. It’s a full-bodied drink, but it’s incredible.” – says the head of Sotheby’s whiskey department.
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