The Macallan 1926 bottle has set a new record by selling for over £2.1 million at Sotheby’s in London. This aged whisky, which is one of the most sought-after in the world, has only 40 bottles and each one was aged for 60 years.
Sotheby’s head of whisky, Jonny Fowle, described the Macallan 1926 as incredibly rich with lots of dried fruit, spice, and wood. The exclusivity of this bottle adds to its high value. Two artists, Valerio Adami and Sir Peter Blake, designed the labels for the 12 bottles that were sold. The other 12 bottles remain unlabelled and are still highly sought after by collectors.
The bottle was put up for auction after undergoing reconditioning at The Macallan’s Distillery in Scotland. This reconditioning process ensured that the whisky was in top condition before it was sold to its highest bidder at Sotheby’s in London.