In a world of whisky enthusiasts, the Macallan 1926 bottle has become the most sought-after spirit. Its aged nature and exclusivity have pushed its value to new heights, with one bottle recently setting a record by selling for £2.1 million at Sotheby’s in London.
Sotheby’s head of whisky, Jonny Fowle, was astounded by the sale price of this incredible whisky. He had only described it as “incredibly rich” with flavors of dried fruit, spice, and wood. But it was the exclusivity of this rare bottle that truly added to its value.
The Macallan 1926 bottle is one of only 40 bottles ever produced and each one was aged for 60 years. The original artwork on two of these bottles was designed by Valerio Adami and Sir Peter Blake, while the other twelve remain unlabelled. The whisky underwent reconditioning before being put up for auction at The Macallan’s Distillery in Scotland.
This remarkable sale sets a new standard for collectors seeking rare and valuable spirits. With only a limited number of bottles available and such high demand, it is likely that this bottle will continue to break records in the future.