At Sotheby’s in London, a bottle of Macallan 1926 set a new record by selling for over £2.1 million. 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 Macallan 1926 bottle was described as incredibly rich by Sotheby’s head of whisky, Jonny Fowle. The dried fruit, spice and wood notes were particularly noted. The exclusivity of this bottle 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 desirability. Before being put up for auction, the bottle underwent reconditioning at The Macallan’s Distillery in Scotland to ensure it was in top condition.