World’s most expensive bottle of whisky sells for £1.5m
The “Holy Grail” of whiskies smashed the record for the most expensive bottle ever sold, going for nearly £1.5 million at a London auction.
The Macallan 1926 60-year-old single malt from cask number 263 had been expected to sell for up to £450,000, but went under the hammer for £1.45 million ($1.9 million, 1.7 million euros) late Thursday, beating the £1.2 million fetched last year by another bottle from the same cask.
“This is the most iconic of all bottles of Scotch whisky, the essential centrepiece of any great collection,” said Sotheby’s auction house, which organised the sale.
The bottle was the first with the batch’s “Fine and Rare” label to be seen at auction in more than a decade.