A bottle of Macallan 1926 has set a new record by selling for £2.1 million at Sotheby’s in London. This aged whisky has become one of the most sought-after in the world, with only 40 bottles available, each aged for 60 years. 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 lots 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 put up for auction. The other 12 bottles remain unlabelled, adding to the mystery and exclusivity of the collection.
The bottle underwent reconditioning at The Macallan’s Distillery in Scotland before being sold at auction. The sale of this rare and valuable whisky is a testament to the demand for fine spirits and the lengths people will go to acquire them.