At a recent auction at Sotheby’s in London, a bottle of Macallan 1926 set a new record by selling for £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 an incredible 60 years.
The exclusivity of this bottle adds to its high value, as bidders were met with a surprise when it was sold for over £2.1 million. Jonny Fowle, head of whisky at Sotheby’s, described the whisky 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 are currently available. The other 12 bottles remain unlabelled, adding to the mystery and exclusivity of this rare and valuable whisky. The bottle was put up for auction after undergoing reconditioning at The Macallan’s Distillery in Scotland.